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Billionaire | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
English Barleywine aged in European Cognac barrels.

Added by dwagner003 on 11-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
626
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
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105
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155
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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sigh . . . I can't believe I finally opened my bottle of billionaire. Oh well, that's why we buy them right . . . To drink them ? This one poured a beautiful rich ruby color with no lacing. Aromas are dark fruits with the cognac lingering around for emphasis. Tastes luxurious and extravagant with caramel, raisins worn leather and oak are pulled together by the cognac barrels. Very little alcohol burn is noticeable. Though a couple of years on this bottle is probably to thank for that smoothness. Overall, glad I picked this up when I did. Billionaire has made for a really enjoyable drink tonight.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Type: 10-oz. draft
Glass: Clear snifter class
From: World of Beers in Naperville, Ill.
Price: $9.00
Purchased: Sept. 16, 2016
Consumed: Sept. 16, 2016
Reviewed as: English Barleywine
Misc.: N/A

Had this on my want list on Beer Advocate and was excited to get to try it on my first trip to the area. Decided that I was going to have two of the three big boozy beers at WOB (3 Floyd’s Moloko and Clown Shoes Billionaire), only missing out on Dark Horse’s Plead the 5th. Was really looking forward to it.

Poured a reddish brown amber-to-light brown color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white frothy head. Good lacing. Above average retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled dry tobacco, red sherry wine, toffee, caramel, very oaky and boozy. The dry leathery tobacco really dominates here. (Smell - 4.00)

First thought on the taste was, “Holy shit this is good.” Thought Firestone Anniversary or Firestone Sucaba with the first taste. Earthy tobacco, toffee, red sherry wine, caramel, oaky woody barrels (must be Cognac), dry-hopped Nugget and very sweet. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. (Feel - 4.75)

This was really good after a slow start. Really liked it a lot. The taste and mouthfeel were just fantastic. (Overall - 4.25)

4.33 | 96 | A

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