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Flight Of The Angry Beast | Clown Shoes

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.75%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
391
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
137
Trade:
17
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Ratings: 391 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
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.

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Photo of sd123
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

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Photo of Tcsox
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewnme
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoreyC
3.54/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
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.

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Photo of Pegasus
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.

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Photo of Jofroi
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scepter
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that quickly fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with some rum barrel. There's also some caramel sweetness and oak.
T: Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with some rum barrel goodness. Chewy caramel and oak come in toward the middle with some more rum barrel influence. Swallow is roasted malts, espresso, charred wood and bitter dark chocolate. The scotch barrels come in a lot more toward the end as the beer warms with some tannic wood. The barleywine also provides an aged and old hop flavor too.
M: This beer is big and full in the mouth with soft but adequate carbonation and a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a really good beer. The blend is very interesting and both components are there. The rum barrel stout takes center stage though the barleywine does add some nice notes as well.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-12-24 in Columbia, PA from a 22oz bottle

A - Very dark, opaque brown with a 1-finger tan head that fades pretty quickly leaving moderate lace.

S - Dark cherries, medium-roasted grain, semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, whiskey aroma leaning more towards scotch than bourbon. Rich and very inviting.

T - Tasty; leaning more to the Imperial Stout than the Barleywine. Nice chocolate, black coffee, vanilla, light coconut and roasted malt with some char initially before the molasses, caramel and dark fruit flavors kick in from the Barleywine. Alcohol heat is apparent but not objectionable. There are some light smoke/ash and medicinal spice notes as the beer warms. Morphs back to the Imperial Stout roasted/char flavors and corresponding bitterness in the finish.

M - Heavy body and light carbonation yield a smooth, creamy, thick brew.

O - Nice combination of an Imperial Stout and Barleywine. First time I've had a beer with this blend. It works. I'll have to do some experimental mixing on my own.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Flight Of The Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 391 ratings