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Luchador En Fuego | Clown Shoes

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, ancho and chipotle peppers, then aged 100% in Bourbon Barrels, this beer wants to leap onto your palate like a luchador who dives into the ring from atop the highest rope.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,533
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
942
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
242
Trade:
23
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 942 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
2.59/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't know what was wrong with this, but instead of getting spices on the nose and in the taste, I got aluminum.

I dunno. Certainly looked decent and had an okay mouthfeel but if what I smelled and tasted was a manifestation of the spices they used, they need to alter the recipe. There was no bite, no fire, no hint of cinnamon or nutmeg. I really don't know what they were doing.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mjw2808
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Form the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This beast pours a deep obsidian with
dark cola highlights and a decent head of tan foam that settles to a thin ring,
subtle layer, and shows some subtle lacing. Nose of bourbon, chocolate,
cinnamon, pepper spice, and moderate vanilla. Flavors exceed the nose with
dark cocoa over a terrain of bourbon and light oak notes with vanilla and
cinnamon on the middle of the palate with a touch of coffee and fudge brownie
on the rear dashed with cinnamon and smokey pepper notes that are balanced
and tame compared to the description. Notes of roast and notably char are
more present with warmth as are other notes of marshmallow and earthy
oak. Nice mouth feel; full body, smooth, lightly slick, coating, low carbonation,
warming, and a rich Mexican hot chocolate given a splash of bourbon finish.

What else is there to say----it's solid as are all the other Clown Shoes brews.

Cheers

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Photo of Tcsox
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Devonking
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ragu73
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I'm not going to go into a real deep in-depth review, but if you see this in the store this is a must try. I will warn you though, I've decided in one night to do 4 because they were so good and it was cold in Central Mass.... don't be me and go that hard, Savor it.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark brown slick with almost no head. nose; dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, cocoa, light tobacco, & light brown cola. taste; follows the nose exactly, with some raisin/plum character & mellow hops. medium carbonation & slighlty heavy mouthfeel. the high abv is expertly subdued. i'm pretty sure this is barrel-aged chocolate sombrero; the aging has mellowed the pepper notes, but it is still a great stout.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmoriarty
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.9/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dms1767
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 942 ratings