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 Double / 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:
#7,971
Reviews:
361
Ratings:
1,914
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
457
Trade:
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Photo of Amb3do
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a snifter glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, lactose, chili peppers, and spices.

T: Tasted of moderate amount of roasted malt, a bit of lactose (it seems to disappear after awhile), a good shot of cinnamon, lots of chocolate, a hint of chili peppers, and a little bit of vanilla. While the flavor isn't as heavy on the chili peppers as other stouts that feature them, it is sweetly likable. Gets better as you go along.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, drinkable stout. Worth trying.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

10oz draft for $9.00 @Salt and Barley, yikes.

Opaque black with dark brown edges. Zero head or retention. Dark chocolate in the nose with hints of fudge and coffee. Slick mouthfeel and an oily body, but a bit flat. Rich chocolate on the palate with dark roast and mild coffee undertones. No perceptible vanilla, cinnamon, or anchos. Finishes with some lingering bitter heat on the throat.

Aside from being flatish and not having the qualities it's supposed to have, it's still fairly tasty aside from the weird throat bitterness/burn.

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

Photo of Spluger
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. This one of my contributions to the event.

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

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 98green
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TerryMills
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pretty good brew but a bit of a strange flavor I can't define , Idk if its the cinnamon or the vanilla extract coming thru a bit off for me..

Has a thin body for an imperial but not totally watery ..

Not bad but not my style of stout .

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

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black coloration with a large, creamy head. Smell is dominated by roasted malt and chocolate, with just a hint of cinnamon coming through. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by roasted malt, chocolate and cinnamon. Vanilla is very faint and chilis are sadly almost undetectable. Finishes with a light, dry bitterness and just a little bit more chili coming through in the aftertaste. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. While the balance could certainly be better, this is still a pretty enjoyable, chocolate-forward stout with a nice mouthfeel and slight hints of spice.

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Photo of Fitzy01
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rostie
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dbell23
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,914 ratings