Bluegrass Billionaire | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies by batch

Added by Patches826 on 03-07-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
232
pDev:
6.24%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
57
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 232 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of smi69
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joshhug141
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of m1k3g3tz
4.89/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poura a murky dark amber with a one finger off white head.

S - Aroma is raisIn, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, raisins, plums, bourbon and oak.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Great BBA Barleywine. Very smooth with a nice depth of flavor.

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Photo of Ristaccia
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of gobuccos
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bought On-Line

22 oz. Bomber
Bottled On: 05/03/16

Poured into a goblet a pretty nice cloudy amberish color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small/quick creamy light tan head, which leaves a really big island/oil slick, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with some citrus, bourbon, oaky, some dark fruits, vanilla. The taste is really nice, malty, hoppy, slight citrus, with some dark fruits, nice vanilla sweetness, with a very nice touch of bourbon/oak. Full Body, ABV is hidden very well, nice complexity to this brew, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this one is really surprising me, very tasty.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

pours an uneven, murky, ruddy caramel with sparse soapy bubbles for a head. nose; immediately vinous - oak, vanilla, ethanol, toffee, & light brown sugar. taste; very light caramel malt, sweet bourbon, toffee, vanilla, dry rye, oak, brown sugar, light dates, & mellowed citrus hops. respectable ethanol heat on the end, but for almost 13%, it's managed well. low carbonation & surprisingly thin mouthfeel (low malt?). a big "whiskey" sipper that stays interesting and is well-balanced.

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Photo of axf4129
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MykeJ
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrDarcy
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed April 2016

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Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed, but still partially clear, light ruddy amber-brown color with a thin, soupy tan head that's quick to dissipate, leaving bubbly suds around the edges.

Bourbony vanilla, caramel, raisin and earthy hops in the nose.

Strongly sweet vanilla flavors stand out up front in the taste, like a bourbon bread pudding or some other dessert. There's also some dark fruit mid-palate, some faint rye-like spiciness and an odd bitterness-and-alcohol mix in the finish. The bitter aftertaste seems disjointed from the overall sweetness of the beer at first, but unsurprisingly, integrates a little better as the high-ABV bomber progresses. Still, it's my least favorite part of the experience.

It's got a medium-bodied, somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

This is perfectly enjoyable, but not all that much above average for a BBA barleywine these days.

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Bluegrass Billionaire from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 232 ratings