Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout | Clown Shoes

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Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate StoutChocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout

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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of richj1970
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter. Bottle dated 6/6/2014.

A: Pours dark black with two finger dense mocha head. Lasting retention and plenty of sticky lacing.

S: Sweet milk chocolate and vanilla extract. Subtle cinnamon.

T: Reminds me a bit of drinking a thick chocolate milk with hot fudge sauce on top. Vanilla and cinnamon come through nicely especially as it warmed, but almost no chilli spice.

M: Thick and creamy. Pleasantly carbonated for a stout.

O: Easy drinking and tasty stout. I wish the spices were more prominent but this is one I would grab again.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

I really love this beer every time I have it.

A: This beer is super dark. It pours with a large head for suck a dark beer, but that dissipates soon to leave a wonderful layer of foam that sits gracefully on the surface. Beautiful.

S: It starts with an initial chocolate punch that is just fantastic. In the back is a sweet sugary-cinnamon aroma, and it all finishes with a subtle chili heat.

T: It starts with dark chocolate, and lots of it. The taste of good - quality coffee accompanies it. The cinnamon is still there, along with a very tiny alcohol note. The chili is always present, possibly getting slightly more prominent as the beer warms up a bit.

F: I would love to give this beer a five, but I can't, based on this category. This beer is not light in feel, but I just wish it stuck around in your mouth a touch longer so the chili could really shine. The carbonation is on point, but I wish it were just a touch thicker.

O: I love this beer....period. If you find it, buy it, then drink it. You'll enjoy it. Or you won't. Either way, you'll agree it's a freakin' trip.....and one worth taking (at least once).

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A quite enjoyable beer. Heavy dark chocolate syrup like flavor...a little coffee....a little black licorice....the ancho peppers are very subtle on the finish. Nothing real peppery about this. Not noting much vanilla. I do get some light cinnamon on the aroma but not much on the taste.

Full bodied and highly drinkable. Falls short in the body compared to the top Imperial Stouts but I like the way this drinks to be honest.

Overall a beer I find interesting and very drinkable. I love all the chocolate notes...not bitter dark cocoa and not sweet rich milk chocolate.....kind of in between...

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Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style Chocolate Stout from Clown Shoes
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