Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout | Clown Shoes

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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
Ratings:
1,842
Reviews:
347
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
436
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,842 |  Reviews: 347
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of gopens44
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark with a porous, whispy head that fades quickly. Aroma is has some sticky chocolate syrup smell mixed with some normal dark malt. A faint hint of vanilla at first but it's gone almost instantly. Flavor is the same. Vanilla adds some smoothness. There is heat but it comes with some booziness so I'm not attributing that to the chillis, it's more of a raw alchohol taste. No detectable cinnamon. Perfectly adequate, perfectly run-of-the-mill.

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Photo of Calraven
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinSparks
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle copped at Bonds Tavern. Dark black, creamsicle pour. Heavy notes of chocolate and cocoa predominate. Medium-bodied mouthfeel. Slightly unbalanced malt flavor with a sweet, warming finish. Not bad.

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Photo of bcsbeer
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Black, with a soft but thin tan head that dies to a medium ring.

Smell is chocolate covered bacon and honey baked ham?! Sassafras?! Maple syrup?! There is a ton smoked malt wafting off the glass but I'm not entirely certain that was intended by the description.

Taste is a little less weird, but still weird. Smokey malt, still a little hammy, with chocolate, while the vanilla and cinnamon finally step forward for the first time. Ancho pepper is detectable in flavor, but creeps a little closer to a plain, roasted green pepper as opposed to a spicy chili pepper. There is even a sort of sharp cheddar in the background...huh?

A little tangy, a little frothy, moderate to light body. I have been drinking a ton of top notch 'Mexican' stouts this summer, so that probably paints my experience here but this is certainly off the rails.

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

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

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poursreally dark with a light head that quickly fades to a light ring on the outside of the snifter. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee and cinnamon. Taste more roasted coffee, lots of milk chocolate, cinnamon with a vanilla finish. Very cool ride with the flavors. Complex. Another great stout by clown shoes.

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4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.77/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Pours a black as night beer with a tan head to it.
Smell - Coffee and that summarizes that point in my view (my mother thinks it smells like soy sauce).
Taste - A deep and lasting chocolate taste and there is a slight hint of pepper in it's final moments in my mouth before I shallow.
Feeling - This alcohol gives me a kick of happiness in my mouth and the carbonation keeps this beverage interesting all the way through.
Overall - I believe this is a very excellent beverage that's worth a taste for us all to enjoy!

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

A-pours black with a tan head with nice retention
S-roasted coffee, unsweetened cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon
T-more roasted coffee, tons of milk chocolate, cinnamon and spices coming through in the finish, with vanilla lingering on the palate
M-medium bodied and smooth
O-very nice imperial stout, great sipping beer

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

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

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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout from Clown Shoes
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,842 ratings.
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