Gargoyle Love Song | Clown Shoes

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4.17/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gargoyles gone wild? Those bastards were meant to protect the city. Instead, they started to tear Chicago apart. Fortunately, Crasher, in town to hear some music and visit museums, fired up his jet packs and flew up to sing them a love song. This is Gargoyle Love Song and it is an American Imperial Stout aged in Cognac barrels.

Added by MasterSki on 10-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
69
pDev:
6.24%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
29
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of drdiesel9483
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - really black with a slight foamy tan head
Smell - toasty vanilla woddy scent
Taste - sweet vanilla slight caramel malty deliciousness and some woodiness
Feel - medium body and light carb
Overall - incredible vanilla bba stout

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.49/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mush
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 version, poured into a small snifter intended for barrel aged beer. Visually nothing outstanding, dark , not much lacing. I'm not getting much of any smell, and my sinuses are clear. However, the taste makes up for the other things it's lacking. Strong malt flavor with the vanilla providing a very sweet undertone, and they both are backed up by a pleasantly present bourbon barrel burn. A beer that has only one strong thing going for it but plays it well. Don't know if I'd want to barrel it and lose the barrel burn, however.

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Photo of Ginepiece
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Auboo
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcolle2
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with brown frothy head. Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Taste has a nice mix of vanilla, dark stone fruit, chocolate bourbon and charred oak. Mouthfeel is moderately thick with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Poloplaya
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thick beer, lots of booze on the nose. The taste is pretty rich but this beer really shined through with the mouth feel. Luscious, and thick, just the way I like it.

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Photo of boothbeer
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very interesting beer. I don't think I have had a cognac barrel aged stout, so this was nice to try. Love the body of the stout, like all clown shoes stouts. Nice chocolate roasty aroma and flavor. Good mouth feel. Thick and chewy. I smelled some raisin and dark fruits coming through. Tastes include caramel, chocolate, little coffee, and some nice roasty malts and even some smoke. I get a lot of smokey pete-moss flavor common to the Islay Scotches. This beer would be amazing with some smoked BBQ or a nice cigar.

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Photo of xdtfx
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours tar black and slightly oily with a two finger head of light brown foam.

Dark fruit and cognac aromas fade slowly into dark chocolate and roasty notes.

Cherry and other dark fruit, roasted malt, subtle smokiness, and some oaky vanilla as well.

Heavy-bodied, high carbonation, chewy, viscous, thick like tar.

Overall, I'm not sure how I feel about cognac barrels, but this one was interesting and worth while.

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Photo of JackieAnton
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GMorgan
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Gargoyle Love Song from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 69 ratings