Chocolate Sombrero | Clown Shoes

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3.9/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Roasted dark malts plus extra chocolate malts plus ancho chile plus cinnamon plus organic vanilla extract plus a chocolate eating, beer drinking, Clown Shoes wearing, multi limbed, gorgeous and glorious Mexican wrestler on the label. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!

Added by rab53 on 02-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,531
Reviews:
364
Ratings:
1,938
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
466
Trade:
9
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Photo of epercuoco
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TripleShot
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mickt465
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwohio
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krl2112
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nalid66
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a dark black color, with 1 finger of creamy khaki colored head-------- the aromas are of anise, molasses, light spice, sweet amereto and vanilla---------- the flavors are of bitter chocolate, nuttiness, roasted malts, light chillie spice, vanilla and coffee, the beer has a thin to medium mouthfeel with a very bitter chocolate finish----------- overall this beer was exceptional - I was very suprized with this one I've seen it many times but never pulled the trigger on it, this was nice and complex with all the adjuncts complementing each other, only bad thing I could say is it was a tad bit thin

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spectru
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark, as one would expect from a chocolate stout, but it's darker than chocolate, almost black, opaque, with a tan head that dissipates to a ring around the edge of the surface; smells rich, malty, chocolatey; The flavor is chocolatey too, and slightly malty; Mouthfeel, is very smooth, lightly carbonated; It has a fairly high aclohol content, but it's not apparent inthe taste; It's good, a special beer - I don't expect it to become a regular (maybe - who knows), but I sure wouldn't turn it down if offered.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deputy_Michael_McGlenn
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours black brown around the edges when held to the light, a big fluffy dark tan color head form an aggressive pour. Leaves some nice sheet lace behind.

Aroma is light roasted malts, lots of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and some light pepper aromas. Not bad nose but kind of was expecting more oomph behind it.

Taste is like the nose you have roasted malts again seem little light for such a big stout, but there is noticeable chocolate everywhere. Chocolate and cinnamon seem to dominate with touches of vanilla and peppers bringing up the rear, not as peppery as other Mexican Stouts I have had so if you don't like much peer this maybe the one for you.

Mouthfeel is medium with fairly peppy carbonation that decreases the feel in my opinion.

Overall eh not a bad beer, guess everyone needs to have a Mexican Stout in their lineup now a days , but wouldn't go searching for this one.

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Photo of TheDoak
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmar25
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,938 ratings