Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout | Clown Shoes

Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate StoutChocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
77%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 1,853 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:
#6,573
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,853
Liked:
1,427
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
10.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
440
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,853 |  Reviews: 348
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

Photo of giediprime41
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of chilies, spice and chocolate. Nice roasted flavor with chocolate and spicy chilies.

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Photo of hozersr
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An awesome stout! High point at 9% but as smooth as can be. Pours as dark as beer can get. The smell and flavor is chocolate, coffee and cinnamon. Smooth and creamy definitely a beer I'd recommend.

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Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of reebtaerG
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, 9% ABV, 6 IBU. Pours thick and black, with a one finger tan head. Nose is chocolate, cinnamon, roasted malt, and peppers, taste follows, with very little bitterness, but some pepper burn. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Photo of maxdeusphallis
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours like a Pepsi. Cola look with small white tan head.

Smell is smoky chocolate. Sweet malt. Figs and prune. Some chile I think.

Taste is relatively thin. Not the best mouthfeel for a 9 ABV beer. But still good.

Taste is nice. Dark chocolate bitterness, some green chile flavor, some smokiness - like chipotle - but very subdued.

Not detecting alcohol. Very smooth Mole style beer.

Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours a pitch black yielding the same color body, no carbonation is seen rising. A one centimeter tan head gently concaves into the body. Some light foamy lacing is left around the sides. The smell is dominated by milk chocolate. Some toasty vanilla and coffee come in second place and some slight earthy hops come very gently in the background. The taste is centered around most of the same smells, but some light cinnamon and nutmeg come in more so as the beer warms. The palate is about a medium to heavy, with a nice creamy feel all around. The alcohol is hidden fairly well. I would say this is one bomber and done for me. Overall, as long as I’ve been wanting to try this, I’m glad I tried it, however, I was hoping for more spiciness to come, perhaps some jalapenos, or chilis or something.

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Photo of EMH73
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Smells of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, mild chili peppers, vanilla and cinnamon. Full bodied, medium mouth feel, moderately carbonated.

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

Photo of andrewh995
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black with a dark tan head. Smells of chocolate and chiles. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, chile powder, and cinnamon. Full bodied with medium-low carbonation. Overall this is a delicious and very original stout.

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 77% out of 100 with 1,853 ratings
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