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Beast From The Far East | Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
4.16/5
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18 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
18
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by jurcab788:
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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of Gagnonsux
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kds2437
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an inky black with copious khaki head = smells of dark roasted malts, coffee, hints of bourbon.
Taste is sweet malts forward, delicious expresso notes and subtle vanilla and bourbon notes throughout. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, minimal effervescence and a pleasant, almost syrupy quality that lingers without being cloying.
Coffee notes predominate with the bourbon barrel influence a secondary note - but there and pleasant - becomes more apparent as it ages.
All the best attributes of blaecorn unicorn plus a little catcher in the rye with a strong coffee note - another great beer from clown shoes. . .

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Photo of Techichi
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhamp9
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(2018)

Pours like a usual stout - black with a thin mocha head.

Smells great: coffee and chocolate mostly on the nose.

Tastes too milky to me. I get the bourbon (slightly) and the coffee. There's also big sweet chocolate notes. It's like a milk stout to me. Perhaps I'm not in the mood for such a stout, or maybe I'm surprised given that this is not marketed as a milk stout, but I don't care for the taste. It's a bit one-dimensional.

However the mouth-fell is superb.

Overall, I thought this was a little too sweet for my liking, and frankly it's a little one-dimensional. For example, Sierra Nevada's (non-BBA) narwhal has notes of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits, and it's just a regular old RIS. Despite this, it's not a bad stout at all.

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Photo of kkarimi
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Timbo827
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the better Beast beers. So smooth, and the booze is not evident up front. Creamy mouth feel that lingers. Chocolaty. No discernable nose. Clown Shoes really came through on this one.

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Photo of Maddcheff
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm giving this rating because Clown Shoes has never let me down
Looks-Black and Foamy
Smells -caramel and coffee
Taste- Strong coffee with a hint of bitter chocolate
Feel-Heavy carbonation , Creamy
Overall- This was fantastic! I couldn't believe it got a higher rating than Undead Party Crasher, But now I see why, Higher ABV and just as smooth :)

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Beast From The Far East from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 18 ratings