Bombay Berserker - Clown Shoes
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3.84/5 rDev +1.6%
Had this in a shaker pint. Reviewed from notes.
Dark brown, almost black body, Bombay manages a thin cap of maple colored foam.
Spiced is right! The bouquet on this beer is all over the place! There is definitely more "generic" stout flares, like dark chocolate, some roast, a bit of boozy heat, a bit leathery. Then you also have the spices, which I suppose you could interpret as chai: cinnamon, lots of cinnamon, some ginger, and a little vanilla. That is fun!
The dark chocolate and roasty qualities hit the palate up front. Letting the beer languish at mid-palate though, that is where the fun stuff starts to happen. Again, this is still pretty strong with the booze character and the dark chocolate, but there is a nice spicing, not quite as strong as the nose was. Again there is cinnamon, some ginger, and even a bit of sugary dark fruits hitting. It finishes a little too boozy for me, but at least that spicing is still hanging on.
Pretty good feel on this beer, it is slightly sticky and has some good heft to it. It is big enough to handle the spicing going on.
This dark chocolatey, roasty stout base swirls in well with the spiced flavors of cinnamon and ginger. I wish the spicing was bigger on the palate, but the fig-like sweetness helps make up for it. And man, maybe it is just me, but this ran a little hotter than I prefer. Still, this was a fun beer!
11-13-2013 11:30:24 | More by Pintofbrown
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
A - Pours black, doesn't seem thick, but a nice pour. Has a one finger khaki head.
S - Cinnamon, chai tea, light roasted malts and semi-sweet chocolate.
T - Starts off with roasted malts and chocolate. Then the flavor turns into the chai tea, cinnamon and spices.
M - Medium bodied and carbonation with a smooth body.
O - A nice change of pace from Chocolate Sombrero. Not something I'd grab often due to the tea spices.
11-09-2013 01:57:51 | More by cvm4
Bombay Berserker from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.