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Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout | Clown Shoes

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Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate StoutChocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
1,873 Ratings
Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate StoutChocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout
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:
#7,032
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
1,873
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
447
Trade:
8
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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienArk
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SAXdude
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickapvikes
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of travelguy
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vaulmas
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam671217
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morebeergood
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of princessbay710
4.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Instantly impacted by a warm mexican hot chocolate aroma that settles you into a cozy corner. The taste is creamy cocoa with slight spice and a very cool finish. Will probably update when less distracted. Great beer!

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

Bitter chocolate, cinnamon, dusty cocoa, peppers.

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

Photo of matcris
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black body with a finger + of tan head that lingers. Pretty nice lacing. The aroma is dark roasted malt, chocolate, peppers, cinnamon, & vanilla; and, all are nice and present, and accounted for. The flavor has a nice bitter blast of dark chocolate right up front, and that heads to the sweeter notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla. Just picking a slight pepper flavor, but no heat, all the way through the sip. Just a slight bit of alcohol in the nose, but, really not noticeable in the taste. The feel, is, fairly thick and sticky, with average carbonation. Overall, the pepper is slight in this, but it does build a bit as you drink the brew. I like the thicker imperial stout feel. Nice brew, and I'll be back for more.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours very dark brown with a light caramel colored head that fades away quickly. Has a sugary smell with nothing else too noticeable. This had no spices or chocolate taste. It was a little sweet though.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one in Buffalo in the summer of 2016, so it's got a bit of time on it.

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 8 April 2016

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a small, medium looking tan head with decent retention. Clear black pour with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a faint wisp and ring. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving touches of lacing down the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Roasted notes, pure chocolate, smoky peppers and some sweet cream on the nose. Bold enough for sure.

TASTE: Roasted malts, chocolate, smoky peppers and some spicy qualities up front. Bold and lingering finish of smoky malts, pure chocolate, chilies, sweet cream and coffee bitterness as well. Lots of flavors and plenty of the good stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch mouth-coating. No heat lingers.

OVERALL: Good stuff for sure. Nice coffee and chili notes show up with a good feel to support it all. Perhaps it was a little bolder when it first came out but it’s in a good spot right now. Clown Shoes is often hit-or-miss but this one worked out really well. Cheers!

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4.73/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So much goodness in a bottle, smell is incredible to start with that roasted chocolate, I have no idea what a Mexican beer is but I'd assume its the amazing spices used, nice full bodied stout that warms the bone, Goes down velvety smooth "with cream on top" so to speak, Fuego mi amos,

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a stout glass.
Black body. Tan, persistent head, first bubbly and then creamy. Some lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, milk chocolate, and chili.
Taste follows aroma with hint of cinnamon, no chili burn.
Coating mouth feel, with sweet vanilla and chocolate, and slightly bitter roasted malt. Smooth sipper.
Tasty, more of an end of the night beer or a dessert beer.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Dark and delicious. Smooth AF. Fragrant.

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Photo of BrookW
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,873 ratings
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