Luchador En Fuego
Clown Shoes

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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,251
Ranked #4,625
4.14 | pDev: 10.39%
Jan 26, 2022
Jan 16, 2013
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Notes: 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.
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4.4 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2022
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3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Viaduck from California

Pitch black with a minimal head that dissolved into a patch of suds bubbles. Sweet aroma: chocolate, caramel & brown sugar. Sweet with some bitter & a hint of salty. A fairly complex flavor profile with dark chocolate at the fore, cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, oak, chart, Mexican hot chocolate. A bit thin for a stout. It’s lack of of carbonation is made up with a lingering mild heat. A Mexican hot chocolate with bourbon.

Dec 04, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that has short retention

S- smells of oaky bourbon barrel up front, along with aromas of chocolate, mocha, cinnamon, vanilla cream and brownie batter. A hint of pepper on the nose

T- the barrel is bold up front, with notes of barrel juice, oak and caramel. Mid-palate brings out a chocolate note that is complimented by cinnamon and some green pepper. The finish gives more chocolate, some fig, bourbon and a hint of vanilla

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns creamy into the finish

Sep 13, 2021
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4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Notes of rich dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, dark fruits, ancho chili pepper, chipotle pepper, roasted malts, coffee, dark caramel, toffee, brown sugar, some bourbon, oak barrel, with earthy piney hops

Jun 23, 2020
4.1 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Apr 08, 2020
4.25 by paulish from New York on Nov 28, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

Didn't get much of anything from this brew except mild bourbon and stout. I hint of cinnamon as it warmed up. It was fine enough but I think it was just a tad too old. Probably sitting on a shelf too long.

Sep 20, 2019
4.08 by MTKATL from Georgia on Sep 09, 2019
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4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by MattDecker from Texas

Look: barely o head, deep brown with a little bit of red tint around the edges
Smell: oak, rich, chocolate
Taste: chololate, vanilla, some spice I cant place (has to be the peppers, rich, does not taste boozy at all
Feel: full body
Overall: like most clown shoes, rich complex flavour that is delicious!

May 08, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

Dark black with a quickly fading head. Smells like cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and peppers. Tastes the same as the aromas. Sweet and medium bodied. Great beer.

Apr 15, 2019
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Feb 08, 2019
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2.59/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
by The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop from Wyoming

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.

Jan 27, 2019
3.75 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 14, 2019
4.65 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire on Jan 01, 2019
4.1 by mjw2808 from Maryland on Dec 29, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

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.


Dec 14, 2018
3.84 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Dec 13, 2018
3.97 by Devonking from Massachusetts on Dec 13, 2018
4.16 by smi69 from New York on Nov 24, 2018
4.04 by edthehead from New York on Jun 23, 2018
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on May 06, 2018
4.34 by JuiceMan818 from California on Mar 16, 2018
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4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
by ragu73 from Massachusetts

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.

Jan 16, 2018
4.47 by GClarkage from California on Dec 29, 2017
4 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2017
4.4 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 04, 2017
3.99 by tommy5 from Michigan on Aug 12, 2017
4.16 by bcsbeer from Florida on Aug 02, 2017
4.27 by mmorris15 from Maine on Jun 18, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jopezu from Georgia

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.

Jun 03, 2017
4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on May 07, 2017
4.04 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Apr 20, 2017
4.02 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island on Mar 29, 2017
4.9 by BlueKurenai from Vermont on Mar 20, 2017
4.23 by dms1767 from Nebraska on Mar 04, 2017
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4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Pours a dark black with little to no head and no lacing. Aroma is a dark chocolate bar soaked in bourbon with hints of vanilla. Taste is very much the same with slightly more spice - but not really "hot" spicy which is a tad bit disappointing. Overall, this is another home run for Clown Shoes. (Could had been a grand slam had the chile peppers come through.)

Feb 25, 2017
4.16 by JoeB51982 from Rhode Island on Feb 19, 2017
4 by msumike89 from Colorado on Feb 07, 2017
3.7 by vfgccp from New York on Feb 05, 2017
4.1 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Feb 05, 2017
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