Bombay Berserker - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

257 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MistahBeah on 09-11-2013)
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Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 11/6/13. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with some light getting though; khaki head that slowly fades and leaves nice retention and lacing. The aromas are full of chocolate, anise, and cinnamon. Some cocoa malts in the mix as well. The flavors seem to really match the nose. Lots of milk chocolate. Lots of cinnamon spices followed by some ginger. The anise is there, but isn't as dominant as it is in the nose. There are hints of vanilla bean as well. Very roasty. It's not spicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied and creamy. Very smooth with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is in line with their other stouts. This is a nice beer to relax with and opens up as it warms.

This is an interesting and unique stout. It's fitting for the winter and for enjoying during the holidays. It has some "pumpkin stout" characteristics. Very solid stuff.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lightly chilled 22 oz bomber into 33 cl tulips.

Look- Deep brown, opaque. Finger and a half of graham cracker-colored head, falls quickly leaving a ring of khaki suds around the edge of the glass. Decent lacing for 10%.

Smell- Mocha and pepper, light lemon. Mace and cardamom...? Check the bottle and well, that teaches me. Didn't realize this was a spiced beer- way to read the label. Second take with that known, and the chai influence is unmistakable- a little nutty, savory spices, light sweetness. It works.

Taste- Mellow, savory, spices more apparent but not overbearing. Nice milk chocolate-chai flavor, some coffee, vanilla bean, nice roasty bite on the finish. Reminds me of a stout version of a dirty chai. Light sweetness, but balanced. Excellent.

Mouthfeel- Exceptionally creamy, medium-full body, soft carbonation. Full but not sticky, roasty finish with enough astringency from the booze and dark roasts to keep it in check. Speaking of booze, it's a big beer, but not abrasive or sharp at all. 10% definitely kept in check. Drinks like a mocha milkshake.

Overall- Very nice, and grows on me as I sip. The Chocolate Sombrero (which the bottle indicates was the precursor to this) was a bit aggressive for my tastes, but this one is spot-on. I must admit I am a big fan of chai in general, so perhaps I'm biased, but for a chai-spiced imperial stout this is spot on and I really can't imagine this getting much better. I'll definitely pick this up again if I see it.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Twenty-two (22) ounce bottle, dated 8/8/13.

A: Pours black with a 1/2-inch thick dark mocha head which fades to the rim leaving a few spots.

N: Cardamom up front along with pine nuts, cinnamon, chocolate/cocoa, herbal, and slight peppery spice.

T: Definitely Chai-like with the requisite spices (ginger and cardamom and cinnamon). Faint vanilla, dark chocolate, mild roasted malts and sweetness.

M: Semi-full body and semi-moderate carbonation. Odd finish, not spicy hot, just Chai spices and pine nut.

O: On the verge of bizarre, but an interesting take on a non-curry Indian spiced stout. ABV is somewhat sneaky.

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Photo of dheacck11
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks nice and dark black from the bottle. Big tan head which fades pretty quickly. No real lacing. Nose is just weird. Little roast. Little chcolate. Definitely notice the spices. Taste is equally weird. Lots of cumin, cinammon, spice initially. Little bit of roastiness again, and a soft chocolate finish. Bit on the thin side of medium for the style.

I can't get out of my head that this tastes like flat pepsi. Too much sweetness. Too wacky of spices. Not enough punch. Not gonna get again. Some flavored stouts work well. This does not.

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Bombay Berserker from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.