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Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout | Clown Shoes

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3.9/5
Very Good
1,869 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:
#6,923
Reviews:
354
Ratings:
1,869
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
444
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,869 |  Reviews: 354
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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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
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

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

Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,869 ratings
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