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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:
#7,059
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
1,873
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,873 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours just as you would expect it with a dark, almost black body, and a small chocolatey brown head. The little bit of head retains pretty well and laces adequately.

S- Huge fudge and chocolate notes are the first scents on the nose. Some cinnamon spiciness and ancho chilis kick in next with subtle, but still noticeable, additions to the smell. Lingering scent is a touch sweet, but mostly roasted malts.

T- Burnt malts lead off the sip with chocolate and spices coming next. The cinnamon is less prominent on the tongue than the nose, but the anchos ramp up their flavor component in the taste when compared to the scent. Burnt malts kick back up towards the end of the drink with a good dose of bitterness that linger on the tongue.

M- This beer isn't overly thick or smooth, but has just enough weight to hold up the strong flavors of the beer. It really hides its ABV well.

Overall, this is a poor man's version of Abraxas. It is solid in all flavor aspects, from the chocolate and cinnamon, to the chili and vanilla sweetness. This is a solid beer.

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Photo of themind
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is like the poor mans Prairie Bomb! it's a decent beer and I enjoyed it. Not very hot, a good amount of chocolate and hidden ABV.

Bottom Line: Good brew.

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Photo of leilei143
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewcycler
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgido759
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Was looking forward to trying this for a while. Finally found it and was not disappointed.

Pours dark brown/black, almost like a cola, with about a 3/4" foamy head that hangs around for a bit. Very subtle chocolate flavor up front with a slight cinnamon/chile burn at the finish.

While it didn't "wow" me, I would buy this again.

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Photo of ALC82
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.12/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Nilsish
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevecarini
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tim007007
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of docoman
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of WMbeer
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinmybelly
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ieatlambfries
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jco3
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

easiest drinking 9% I've ever tried. Less spice than I thought it would have, but very tasty.

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Photo of seabeetastetest
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not Xocoveza but pretty good!!

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Photo of Swa73
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The label was better than the beer.

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Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,873 ratings
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