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:
1,846
Reviews:
348
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
436
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,846 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of Hahnin
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I love clown shoes, great Northern Mass beer. I also love chocolate stouts, I would have liked this more with a lower alcohol content and sans vanilla. But that is what I would have liked. This is a respectable beer and is probably many drinkers favorites. Great beer and will be loved many I expect. Certainly worth a try. The second one was much better!!!haha, the third should be dayleshushhh

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Photo of 57md
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours almost black with ruby edges and a half finger of head. The nose has some chocolate essence. The flavor profile dials up a decent dose of chocolate flavor with bitter cocoa finish. All-in-all, the body is a trace thin.

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Photo of Redgoatman
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nuggetz
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rydev24
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shanegatter
2.11/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

The ancho is overpowering, like drinking chocolate flavored rubbing alcohol

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty dang tasty. As with many other beers in this style, there was a slight copper taste on the backend, but there is lots of chocolate and vanilla on both the nose and taste. Overall this is a very good beer, but not amazing.

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

Bottled 7/30/15

Pours near black with reddish tan highlights. Little head forms but disappears.

Nose is slight chocolate, and dark fruit.

Taste follows with a good chocolate base up front and the cinnamon is just there enough in the background to be known. Some slight hop bitterness lingers a bit. Very little spiciness but it's blended in just right. Adds some bite to the smooth chocolate but doesn't overwhelm it by any means

Medium body and somewhat mouth-coating. Good bit of carbonation but goes pretty good with the blend of flavors in it.

I was a little nervous when i picked this up but the price was right. Not sure how I would feel about potential spiciness and chili pepper heat. I'm surprised as to how much I like this. The pepper and cinnamon are definitely there but way backstage of the chocolate and decent hop kick within.

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Photo of Monkeefartz
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a plesant suprise, not as tasty as New Belgium's Coco Mole, but spicy enough to get your attention without it tasting artificial.

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

Good!

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Photo of wafers
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrndcmch
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frankwoj
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of suzychesser
4.77/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love clown shoes, love this beer. It's not too spicy like the description implies, just delicious.

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Photo of robert2189
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 2

Very tasty

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Photo of direwolf00
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftaholic
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyJ
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Mexican cinnamon cola. Very tasty light on the chocolate but highly enjoyable I had no problem reaching for another.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark black. Mocha head.
Smell is chocolate. Dark chocolate. Alcohol. Taste is booze, chocolate. Roasted malts. I'm not getting any peppers. Unsure if I'd drink again.

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Photo of Segnem5
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout from Clown Shoes
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,846 ratings.
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