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Angry Beast | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy Feet guy extinguished evil via a sharp stake through an undead chest. Now, Blaecorn Unidragon, mad as hell, has expelled another blood sucker from Earth. No, we do not like Vampires, but we love Vampire Slayer, which was blended with bourbon barrel aged Blaecorn Unidragon to beget Angry Beast.

Added by Dope on 06-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
82
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
15.37%
 
 
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Photo of rudzud
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared this with a friend yesterday. Poured into my dogfish tulip. Reviewed from notes

A - Pours a nice oily black hue with a half a finger mocha head that fades to a light blanket.

S - Very nice bourbon and chocolate. Big notes but smooth, good barrel notes. Super, super inviting. Really digging this.

T - Taste is great. Definitely have both the characteristics of the base beers. Nice bourbon and chocolate followed by roasted malts and some of that light smoke. Some soft vanilla too.

M - Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and silky. Excellent.

O - This was a delicious stout from clown shoes. The bourbon really works well with this. Kind of wish it wasnt limiited.

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Photo of sleuthdog
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Limited (brewed once) bottled 5/2012
Poured into tulip

Appearance: Angry Beast poured a dark black color with a real nice one and a half finger size chocolate milk shake color head. The head was of a rocky consistancy. This beer hits the mark to me for the style. There is some very nice lacing on this one too. Again spot on for the style. I'm digging how this one looks.

Smell: I'm picking up on some char/smokiness along with some faint bourbon. I also get some oak and some molasses along with some bitter dark chocolate. There is some faint coffee/espresso in it as well. The smell isn't as powerful as I imagined it might be but still a great smelling beer.

Taste: Upfront I taste the bourbon with the smoke and wood. There is a definite sweetness in the backbone on this one. I taste some chocolate and molasses and a peek of vanilla shows itself. The alcohol at 11% is barely noticable. This is an impressive tasting Imperial Stout.

Mouthfeel: I'm afraid this might be where this beer let me down slightly. The feel is a bit thin to me for the style. Not as viscous or chewy as I like for the style but yet I can't stop sipping as I type.

Overall: This being my first offering from Clown Shoes, I must admit I will give the other beers from them a shot. It is a very nice Imperial Stout that I would suggest to any stout lover. I realize this is a one time offering that I believe will age well so I am going to pick up some more to age.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So this bottle of beer is about to be enjoyed as of December 10 2015 and who knows when it was brewed several years ago. I have high hopes of it holding up gracefully against the rigors of time.

Onto the review -This bold concoction appears as a pitch black pool in my snifter, capped off with a fluffy tan head of foam. There is some very light carbonation present, as is just right for this style.

The aroma of my glass of Angry Beast is heavy on the sweet malts, with a fair bit of dark fruit and some toasted or lightly smoky essence as well. I have waited to deeply ponder this flavor until the present moment, where the beer has reached slightly above room temperature. At the core, there is a faintly bourbon-coated, smoked, slightly savory, and highly bitter chocolate heart, enveloped in a creamy vanilla malt.

The bourbon is very faint, likely due to the bottle's age, but in this particular case I find the current state of this brew to be quite charming in its own right. The bourbon barrel leaves a light trace, perhaps a bit more in the finish. The mouth feel is creamy and velvety. Pairing with raisins brings out some tanginess to the brew's bitter center, and with chocolate, the beer actually makes the chocolate pop more, rather than the other way around.

Overall I am so happy to have tasted this first entry of the 'Beast series from Clown Shoes not once, but twice, and after some age this time around I am still in awe of those involved with this creation over at Clown Shoes. Cheers!

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Photo of jaasen64
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into Hunahpu Snifter. Drank directly after trying Vampire Slayer. Bottled 5/2012

A- Pours very similar to the Vampire Slayer- opaque dark black, very little mocha brown head (even less then Vampire Slayer) that quickly recedes to leave no head, average carbonation for a stout (slightly less then Vampire Slayer).

S- Definitely a presence of both brews coming out the Blaecorn and Vampire. Similar characteristics as Vampire Slayer- lightly sweet chocolate, a little bit of espresso, roasted malts, a hint of smokiness, and hints of hickory. Also has a light bourbon presence due to the BA Blaecorn. Not as aromatic as the Vampire Slayer, but a little bit more complex with the light bourbon smell.

T- Lightly sweet and bitter chocolate, espresso beans, lightly roasted/smoked malts coming from the Vampire, very light Bourbon presence (however not as much as I was hoping for), a tiny bit of hickory, lightly sweet chocolate aftertaste with a hint of sweet bourbon. Not as roasty/smokey as the Vampire Slayer, but a little bit sweeter + more chocolate from the Blaecorn.

M- Light carbonation, a little bit heavier then the Vampire Slayer but not too heavy or syrupy. ABV extremely well hidden, no alcohol burn at all. Extremely smooth and very drinkable, especially considering it's high abv. I could easily knock back a few of these. I liked the mouthfeel a little bit better then the Vampire Slayer.

O- This was a fantastic imperial stout. It combined the elements of the blaecorn and Vampire Slayer perfectly. I actually liked it slightly more then Vampire Slayer. It had a nice balance between all the flavors. Could have used a slightly higher bourbon presence, but there was still a light noticeable bourbon presence that added a nice complexity to this beer. I definitely recommend picking this stuff up while you still can. If you like Imperial Stouts, you will definitely like this one.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass

A: pours black with a nice finger and a half of chocolate head that dissapates nicley. Excellent lacing left on the glass... This looks deep dark and delicious.

S: a very nice blend of smoke and chocolate... A hint of woodyness as well along with a touch of bourbon... Some toffe, alcohol and light caramel notes in there as well... Not as heavy on the burbon as I would have liked... But it Is still a damn good smelling
Brew.

T: a nice round light smokiness through the body of the beer, along with a nice chocolatyness, the burbon is mild again here but slightly noticeable, bringing a light note of vanilla, wood, and burbon... There are also notes of caramel and toffe here, overall this is a very well balanced beer and the flavor profile works really well, quite delicious.

M: medium/heavy body with medium/low carbonation, this brew has a smooth creamy/velvety texture, and is very drinkable for 11% abv, a touch of light bitterness on the finish...

O: this is a damn good stout... I wish the barrel aged component brought a little more burbon to the table, but perhaps that would have thrown off the elegant balance this beer maintains. I found this brew very enjoyable and would recommend it to any fan of good Imperial stouts....

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Photo of Dope
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours pitch black with a good sized and very dense chocolate milk colored head. Lacing left behind is an almost completely unbroken wall. Nice.

S: Hickory smoke. Touch of bourbon with a little toffee but not much. Sweet, creamy milk chocolate mainly. Hints of char and coffee bean but the chocolate dominates here.

T: Again, hickory smoke up front with just a touch of bourbon, very mild. Turns into anise and chocolate in the middle. Finishes with big bitter char and smokiness.

M: Heavy but quite smooth and creamy.

O: Not bad, honestly it tastes a lot like regular Vampire Slayer. Very smoky throughout. Only the lightest hint of bourbon, if that. The Blaecorn seems to add a bit of chocolate and creaminess, that's about it. Otherwise it's about 80% Vampire Slayer.

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Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.
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