Flight Of The Pimp | Clown Shoes

Flight Of The PimpFlight Of The Pimp
BA SCORE
79.5%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 73 ratings
Flight Of The PimpFlight Of The Pimp
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Some pimps walk. Some pimps strut. Some pimps run from the law. This pimp, a blend of Pimp and Knob Creek bourbon barrel aged Blaecorn Unidragon, rides between giant wings as they flap through a fiery night sky.

Added by PeterIngemi on 06-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
73
Liked:
58
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
12.15%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of AndyAvalanche
2.27/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip Style glass. Pretty much black in color, if not it's as dark brown as you can get without being black. Nice tan colored head comes out after a hard pour, it's very creamy looking. Ok lacing, nothing to write home about. All in all a pretty good looking beer.

Big malt backbone here. Lots of roastiness and hints of caramel. The dominant feature in the smell is unfortunately that Belgian yeast that has banana tones unfortunately. There's a slight bourbon smell that follows everything that helps, but doesn't do enough.

I tried this cold, chilled, and room temperature, and it doesn't get any better, it just doesn't taste good. Malty and it tries to be sweet, but it's overly bitter and there's that gross banana Belgian yeast flavor. Slight coffee if you take tiny sips.

Mouthfeel is close to as bad as it gets. Carbonation level is ok, but the bite from the alcohol is rough and is extremely bitter and feels almost dirty if that makes sense. I guess the one thing is it's lighter in body than I expected.

I felt bad popping this open by myself and didn't share it. I guess it's my punishment was how bad this is. I did get a 2nd bottle, I guess I can try to age it, but I don't have high hopes. An unfortunate drain pour.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.64/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Straight black on the initial pour. Some dark brown creeps around the edges when held to direct light. Head is a slightly dark khaki. Small cap drops to a few wisps almost instantly. Small creamy collar with a small dense bubble structure. Faint wisps of lacing. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: The pour releases a ton of bourbon. Big push of vanilla and caramel thanks to the barrel. Faint woody hints. Sweet both from malt and bourbon. Brown bread. Sweet fruits. Grapes, cherry, plum, fig, a ton of dark fruit. Some deeply roasted malts. Touches of cocoa and dark chocolate. Vanilla. A touch of roasted marshmallow. Booze. Loaded with raisins. A touch of backing nuttiness. Some caramelized malt.

Taste: Peated malt. Smoky and deeply roasted. Some char. Grassy elements. Pronounced nuttiness. Burnt wood. Vague notions of plum and fig. Loaded with raisin. So much raisin. The bourbon is still present after 2.5 years. Notes of vanilla, caramel, a touch of toasted marshmallow. Some toasted brown bread. Some caramelized malt sweetness. Some toffee and a vague butterscotch. Leafy, woody, something like fir. Flashes flavor and then it disappears.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. Clean, surprisingly so. Mild effervescence.

Overall: Leaving my purple suit in the closet.

It was abrasively hot when it was fresh. It's mellowed a lot. It's a raisin soaked in bourbon slathered on brown bread. That's not as fun as it sounds.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Dark brown, pretty much black. Two fingers of frothy/creamy light brown head. Retention is pretty good for the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: The brown ale comes out wonderfully in this. Big toastiness with an equal amount of nuttiness. The stout surprisingly plays second fiddle. Roastiness, some coffee, plenty of caramel and molasses. Lots of sweet chocolate. The barrel aging isn't as apparent as I'd like. The bourbon only offers a slight leathery earthiness. Still, the blend smells great.

3.0 T: The taste is a bit disappointing after experiencing the nose. It's still toasty and nutty, but there's too much roastiness for how dry it is. The end result is that the beer is more bitter than it ought to be. There's also some tannic astringency from the barrel. Surpringly dry, the caramel, molasses, and sweet chocolate found in the nose is much reduced in the taste. Booze is well hidden though.

2.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. I think the body is so light because this is a bit overcarbonated. Lacking creaminess and the tannins reduced the smoothness.

2.5 D: The farther I got into the bomber, the less I wanted to drink more, which is never a good sign for a brew. It's not bad, but I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of Etan
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz into a snifter. Bottled 5/12.

A: Pours black with a decent tan head.

S: Coffee, heavy roasted grain, a bit of caramel.

T: Harsh roast and solvent alcohol, oak, a bit of hop bitterness. Coffee, bitter cocoa, and a bit of toffee sweetness underneath the astringent bitterness.

M: A bit thick with fine carbonation.

O: Definitely worse than Pimp. Barely any good barrel influence with a huge astringent bitterness. Gets slightly better as it warms, but not enough to redeem it.

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Photo of Mike
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of CoolGuy42
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour courtesy of rivesb at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted and toasted malt, slight wood, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a woody aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that exciting in my opinion.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is brown and clear, dark brown, with a tan head of small bubbles, no lacing.

Aroma is mildly roasty, sweet, has this odd aroma as well, weird finish.

Beer is medium in body, sweet up front, bitter in the back, with a graininess on the end mixed with the roast, minimal hoppiness. I didn't really like it, not a repeat.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger with some retention on a muddy brown body. Lots if lacing. Aroma is dominated by sweet bourbon with some floral notes, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is strange in a word. This is a blend so a lot is going on with it. Caramels, toffees, some chocolate, blackberries, light coffee and earthy hops up front moving to sweet bourbon and molasses in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a pretty complex beer and my description is weak in comparison. Worth trying to see what it's like.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 22 oz bottled poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a dark dark/brown black... Much like regular pimp, witha finger if mocha head, that dissapates quickly and leavs a bit of lacing.

S; earthy nutty brownness nvery similar to the the regular pimp. A bit f chOcolate there too. Faint burbon but really not anything to powerful here....

T; much like the regular pimp, earthy nutty chocolaty malts... There is a bit of depth and a touch of burbon here but other then that much like the original. Deffinatly could have used more burbon.

M: medium body with medium carbonation, I wish this was a little thicker... A bit dry in the finish... Drinkable for abv.

O: I'm a little dissapointed with this one... I was hoping for more burbon and a little more heft in the bottom, very similar to the regular pimp... Could have def used more blaecorn.

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Photo of Psychmusic
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of raffy313
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of sliverX
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MyName
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Winooski's in August trip. Dark brown with big lace, with a mocha head. Chocolate, Cinnamon heat, even chile, roasty, hoppy. Coco. Good drinkability, softer than many bitter imperial stouts, they call it such on the bottle, it can pass as an IS.

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Photo of KevSal
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to goblinmunkey7 for this guy! As with all life here's the review

22oz bottle split into 2 bruery glasses. Split with the favorite drinking partner, my girlfriend.

A- completely blacked out from light with a finger of mocha head. Dark around the edges of the glass.

S-Malts, some oak. The stout comes out in the back end with some slight alcohol. Some medicinal notes as well that dissapears as it warms.

T- a lot like the nose. Lots of malts, strong brown ale upfront followed by the unidragon. little bit of bourbon and some chocolate sweetness in the after taste, very unique taste. Cold there's a medicinal taste in the back end but dissapears as it warms.

M- nice and thick, thinner than an imperial stout but thicker than your normal imperial brown. Alcohol and carbonation prickle the tongue.

O- overall this is a very unique beer that packs a lot of flavor. If I had another bottle I'd love to try this one again in a year or so as it can use some time for the favors to meld and the alch to turn down a notch. A for effort to clown shoes for making this one out of the box. Still not as good as its components tho (at least angry beast)
Glad I had a chance to try this guy.

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Flight Of The Pimp from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 79.5% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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