Brunch Exorcism
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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #990
Ranked #10,246
4.27 | pDev: 3.98%
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Zorro from California

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Smells strongly of chocolate and coffee. Smells sweet and strongly of patent malt. Scent of toasted hazelnuts.

Starts out mildly sweet with a mild roasted grain flavor. Tastes like it smells, coffee and chocolate. Fairly sweet for a stout tastes much like a milk stout. Pretty basic stout taste but it hits all the notes. Distinctly not bitter.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a solid easy to drink Stout.

Jul 06, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, somewhat long-lasting head. Not a whole lot of lacing, though.

S: A very good aroma of coffee, chocolate, booze, maple, malt, and a nutty quality.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of malt (present throughout, but subtle) a slightly nutty tinge, a decent amount of maple syrup (mostly in the finish, but definitely present), some bourbon (and its accompanying barrel), a little chocolate (subtle, yet sweet), and a fair bit of coffee. This is a balanced, easy to like flavor. Pretty tasty.

F: A below average amount of carbonation with a super smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: In general, this is a rock solid, focused stout. Worth a try.

Jul 02, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the tall clown can in a snifter. This goodness from the
good Clown folk pours a pitch coal black with a nice head of
tan foam that settles to a thick ring, thin dusty layer, and sports
subtle lacing. Nose of boozy whiskey, smoked peat via the Irish
influence of the barrel, subtle dark maple, dark cocoa, dark
coffee, and vanilla. Flavors are deep and intense---smoked peat,
boozy whiskey, spicy rye, subtle dank barrel, dark bakers cocoa,
dark berry notes of black and blueberries, vanilla, balanced maple,
subtle cream, and boozy goodness. Excellent mouth feel; full slick
body, smooth as silk, coating, warming, light carbonation, and a
warming lightly bitter malt finish.

Overall, another WOW brew from the good Clown Folk who have
a fine taste in footwear!


Jun 28, 2020
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured hard from an extra tall tall-boy can into a snifter glass, forming a couple fingers of light brown head. Moderate lacing after the head soon fades. Deep coffee brown color. Smell isn't intense, just a bit of malt and bourbon. Taste is some bacon, hint of bready (maybe pancakes), ending with pleasant bourbon. Very tasty, and not too sweet or boozy. Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Excellent bourbon aged breakfast stout that's a bit different thanks to the hint of bacon and breadiness.

Jun 02, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/24/20, large tall-boy can? THat's strange
Pours a black colored thick frothy foamy 1 finger head with great retention, good lacing, jet black thick beer with decent legs

Nose big imperial stout, some perfumey alcohol, thick roasty malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, nougat, baking spices, barrel also brings some coconut, whiskey, a smooth fruity Irish whiskey actually comes through, vanilla, very light coffee

Taste rich dark malts with coffee up front, roasted malt and coffee, fresh roasted coffee grounds, espresso notes, into dark chocolate, cocoa, a touch of char, fudgey, baking spices, a touch of anise and nougat caramel like, plenty of vanlla and whiskey barrel, a bit more of the bourbon this time with a little fruity malty Irish whiskey as well, touch of coconut even, smooth perfumey alcohol

Mouth is fuller bod, rich creamy thick, med foamy frothy carb

Overall great beer, Clown Shoes back to their great beers, good base stout, coffee, not acrid, nice barrel actually coming through

Apr 18, 2020
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz snulip glass canned on 2/24/20. Pours midnight black on a cloudy night with a finger plus sticky light brown head that leaves thick lines of lace as it slowly settles. 4.5

Smell is roasted coffee, deep dark chocolate, vanilla bean, maple, hazelnut, and Oaked woody bourbon. 4.5

Taste follows coffee, maple, vanilla, hazelnut, dark chocolate, and a hint of bourbon well really balanced. 4.5

Mouthfeel is big, a tad dry, gentle carbonation, and at 10.25% very approachable but still a slow sipper that gives you more as it warms. 4.75

Overall this is another world class BA Imperial Stout from Clown Shoes. They are so good at brewing this style and nobody ever really gives them props they deserve. 4.5

Mar 30, 2020
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