Flight Of The Angry Beast
Clown Shoes

Flight Of The Angry BeastFlight Of The Angry Beast
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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
American Strong Ale
4.25 | pDev: 7.29%
Feb 13, 2020
Sep 01, 2015
For the fourth installment in our “Beast” series, Sir Walter Scott has finally tamed the creature, who was about to attack a group of innocent unicorns. To celebrate, we blended 1/3 Undead Party Crasher aged in bourbon barrels, 1/3 Blaecorn Unidgragon aged in scotch barrels and 1/3 Billionaire aged in scotch barrels. Hooray!
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Rated by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2915 bottle
Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 10/26/15. This is quite an old bottle and has been sitting on a shelf so already my expectations are not huge.

Pours thick and oily. Very dark brown almost black coloring. Minimal head. Not even worth measuring. Fades to a ring quickly.

Smell is a shadow of what this probably once was. Despite its age, this smells pleasant. Malt, some mild barrel notes, which is mainly bourbon, the sweetness from the barleywine creeps through. These are very weak though. Spin the glass to agitate as much scent as possible.

Taste is much more complex but still on the weak side. Malt is the dominant profile, no surprise there. Barrel notes, coffee, chocolate, reminiscent of pudding, cinnamon, mild honey, savory nuttiness perhaps from the bourbon and barleywine. A lot of nice flavors but all very weak and fades back into malt very quickly.

Full bodied with a light/medium amount of carbonation to cut through the density.

Overall...this beer is old. Plain and simple. If this was cellared properly, perhaps it could've survived and turned out to be more. But sitting on a shelf for almost 4 years has not done it any favors and still has a nice mix of flavors despite that fact. A shame that this one is retired. I would've liked to have tried it in its prime.
Oct 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2015 vintage tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 22 fl oz bottle on January 31, 2019. Blend of imperial stout and barleywine ale aged in bourbon and scotch barrels. Complex blend of flavors.
Feb 13, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by sd123 from Georgia

Feb 01, 2019
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
3 year old, properly cellared bottle. Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, light coffee, dried plums and dates. Flavor is dark toasted malt, milk chocolate, bourbon, peaty smoke, dried plums and raisins, vanilla. A little fruit tartness and increasing astringent woodiness in the finish; a bit of oxidation. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A bit of a mess, really. Both the stout dark toasted malt and the barleywine dark fruit components are here, leaning towards the stout. The flavors seem to have mellowed and perhaps turned less deep, with the fruit notes getting a little tarter. The peat smoke is indistinct at this point, and adds to the wood flavors in the finish. This sounded so perfect, a blend of my two favorite styles, that I possibly aged it a little too long. I wish I had tasted this right away to see the changes. The basic blend is quite flavorful, but the finish is a little astringent at this point. Interesting.
Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by brewnme from Maine

Feb 06, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by CoreyC from Wisconsin

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by grover37 from District of Columbia

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by tvenne from Minnesota

May 09, 2017
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a very dark brown with a one finger tan head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, roastd malts and dark fruits.

T - The taste bounces between imperial stout and barleywine. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, toffee, coconut and roasted malts. The finish has a nice smokiness from the scotch barrels.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft dry finish.

O - This is a crazy beer. The mix of imperial Stout and Barleywine play well off each other creating some rich and complex flavors. Awesome beer.
Apr 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Deep reddish amber body, verging on black, crowned by a small, but persistent tan head, with elegant lacing that rings the glass walls. The form is that of a coarse Belgian lace.

Aroma: Sweet vinous alcohol dominates the aroma, Bourbon and wood notes are notably prominent, as well as licorice, bourbon soaked raisins, bitter cocoa, cold coffee, vanilla, and toasted malt.

Taste: Opens with a furious surge of bourbon and wood, the oak (?) notes being particularly prominent.
As the taste progresses, the bourbon and wood intensify. Cold coffee and licorice dominate the latter part of the taste, though the wood and bourbon remain omnipresent. Finishes with a lingering note of bourbon, wood, and spicy alcohol,

Mouth feel: Very soft and full, with the slightest hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A spectacularly excellent example, it seems perfect on a day when the weather is stormy, dark, and cool. Its a shame that is this a "one-shot", it should be an annual offering.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bottle, with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Apr 02, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by Jofroi from Massachusetts

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by BigMFDaddy from Massachusetts

Feb 17, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by SoCal_Matt from California

Feb 01, 2017
Flight Of The Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 393 ratings