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Luchador En Fuego | Clown Shoes

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Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clown Shoes' Third Anniversary beer. Aged in Heaven Hill and Wild Turkey barrels.

Added by Dope on 01-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Word to those who have yet to open their Luchador: once popped, mine spewed about 12 ounces before I could settle it down. Beware.

A: Pours an opaque, deep brown, with a creamy, tawny two finger head that hangs around for a while. Lacing is exceptional.

S: Slivers of chile and cinnamon spill over into dark chocolate malts, followed by a burst of vanilla, and a hint of bourbon and oak.

T: Wow, the taste steals the show; a lot more complex than the nose. Fudge brownie batter, with a slightly spicy kick (chiles!), and a touch of coffee. As the vanilla is muted, I'm having a hard time figuring out if it's from the additive or the barrel. Has a nearly indistinguishable bourbon tinge (I wished for more). Has a grassy hop finish that lingers.

M: Viscous and creamy. Very little carbonation. Low levels of boozy heat.

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Photo of Sirwootalot
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Mackenzie's. Pours flat black with a thin turkish coffee head. The smell is mesmerizing - rich, luxurious chocolate torte with warm caramel and oaky bourbon. The flavor is disproportionately thick in comparison to the thin body - a baseball-bat-to-the-face of bitter dark chocolate gives way to buttery bourbon burn, with slight notes of ancho chilies and cappuccino mud. It is very sweet, but masked well by the bitter pinch of the cacao and coffee grounds. The aftertaste is neutral, but it leaves an odd sticky cottonmouth feel on the tongue. Several minutes in, the tingly heat of the chilies catches up, which is quite nice.

Overall, this is very much a desert beer dominated by aroma and flavor. I wish i'd paired it with food to negate the odd mouthfeel.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black. Not a lot that is note worthy here. Head quickly fads with little lacing.

Chocolate followed by bourbon. Brown sugar, smells like this will give me diabetes.

Tastes sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet chocolate, sweet bourbon and toffee. Finishes with some cinnamon. I would say this is sweet to a fault. Enjoyable but starts to walk the line of becoming cloying.

Kind of thin for an imperial stout. Low carbonation.

Glad I tried it but probably a one and done for me.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BOTTLED ON 01/11/13

A fairly aggressive pour only yields a finger of light brown head that falls to a film quickly. The body is nice and opaque black.

The aroma is wonderful. It comes across with big chocolate notes, bourbon, cinnamon, and a sweetness probably from the vanilla that mixes well with the cinnamon and chocolate. Seems like a good dessert beer.

The flavor comes through with some bourbon and warmth but is cut by some of the sweetness. Lots of roast and chocolate flavor. Not quite as awesome as the aroma. The cinnamon and vanilla don’t quite come through as well.

Well carbonated and a little under where I want the body on such a big beer. A little sticky on the lips.

I guess the little tingle I felt lingering on my tongue was the peppers? They are definitely left in the dust on this. A great beer for sure, but I was expecting so much more. Def worth the buy for one bottle.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with brown edges when held up to the light under a 1/4" mocha head which fades quickly to the rim leaving faint rings and spots.

N: Dark chocolate, vanilla, smoke with wood. Some mild sweetness and faint pepper spices.

T: Dark chocolate powder and mild chile pepper spice mix with boozy bourbon notes of vanilla, roast and char. On warming the chile pepper and chocolate play well together.

M: Full body and semi-moderate carbonation. Slightly oily, rich and boozy with a mild spicy finish.

O: This is a big chocolate stout with a well balanced bourbon and chile pepper presence. Could it be enjoyable? Yes, indeed. Recommend you let this one warm up.

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Photo of BigBarley
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

First ever, reviewing live.

Looks like a high-ABV imperial stout, with less than a half finger of khaki foam sitting on top of a dark, deep, black as black beer, that shines with a strange red tinge when held to light.

Smell is unbelievable. Sweet chocolate, smokey vanilla, oak and booze! A very mild touch of spices touches the aroma and adds a little something, but it honestly smells like some ridiculous dessert. Very very nice.

Wow. This is very, very good stuff. Up front you get a very sweet, very smooth chocolate flavor, which morphs over a few moments into a spicy vanilla note. There's alcohol in the flavor and the feel, but it adds to the zing of this beer. Delicious and obviously benefits heavily from the barrel. As it warms, the chili presence begins to slowly take over the flavor of this beer. It's kind of like the beer starts out normal and the more and more you drink, the more awake the peppers become. Unique experience to say the least.

Mouthfeel is thick and hearty, with a tingling carbonation that seems to be a staple of Clown Shoes beers. Works especially well with the way this beer is built.

Very impressed, much more so than I expected to be. Any fan of imperial stout should give this a taste or ten, because it is superb and satisfying

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Photo of champ103
2.8/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours an impenetrable, opaque black color. A bubbly tan head tries to rise, but fizzles out after about a finger. Light lace.
S: Very sweet up front. Vanilla, chocolate, granulated brown sugar. At first I am thinking this is going to send me to become a diabetic. Then some dry coco powder comes in with some chilies/peppery spicy aromas. This is not good, between diabetic shock, and and full on pepper as this warms.
T: Follows the nose with a huge sweetness up front. Overly sugary, with milk chocolate, sweet vanilla. Seems like vanilla extract at that. Not anything imparted from the barrel. Then come a dry coco powder, and pepper flavor. Powdery is a good descriptor. Seems almost aspirin like. Then the heat from the peppers takes over. The peppers build and build as this warms. What a mess.
M/D: A full body with low to moderate carbonation. Slick, oily, and viscous. Then very powdery and aspirin like. While the ABV is well hidden, there is nothing here that I care to drink.

Man, this is a mess. At first it is overly/sickly sweet, then oddly ends dry and powdery. I could not tell if this was barrel aged at all, though with a well integrated beer that is something I enjoy. Nothing about this is well integrated. It is like the sickly sweet stouts Southern Tier makes with peppers added, and nothing works well. Blah is all I have to say.

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Photo of MCain04
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 22oz bottle for $14 at the bottle shop, poured into a 12 oz snifter at cellar temp.

A: Dark brown to black pour with a sizeable 1-2finger head of kahki color, great lacing and retention.

S: Vanilla, bourbon, and some mexican chocolate. Not really spicy. Nice, but not mind-blowing.

T: After letting it linger a little, I can pick up the pepper spiciness. It definitely kicks in late. For being bourbon BA, this is not very bourbon-y. Also not very much heat, which is nice for 11%. I initially get vanilla and oak, a little chocolate, but not the strongest on flavors.

M: Props for being smooth and finishing spicy, could be a little thicker though. Carbonation is pretty much there.

O: Definitely a nice sipper, mixes it up from your average BA stout with the pepper notes. I think it was a good if not great beer, but for the price I'm sure I could find better. I enjoyed it but probably won't be picking it up regularly.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"Stout brewed with spices, with vanilla added, and aged in bourbon barrels." Third anniversary ale. 11% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given current ratings. This is me first beer from this brewery.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger dark khaki colour head of nice cream, good thickness, and average (~2 minute) retention. Body colour is a solid nontransparent black colour. Opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing for the style, but there's nothing unique or special here.

Sm: Chocolate malts, dark malts, cream, buried roast, light vanilla, bourbon, and oak. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. I search for chili pepper, but get very little, if any - they're quite buried. A mild strength aroma.

T/Mf: Hrm. Dried chili - and I do mean dried. It lends it a powdery dry feel that I'm not that fond of. Chocolate and dark malts comprise the foundation. No yeast character comes through. A bit of alcohol, but I wouldn't call it boozy or hot. Good carbonation. Smooth and wet. Widens on the finish; I'm not a fan of the third act at all. Some artificial vanilla - but luckily not too much. Good body - maybe a bit too much. Not all that complex, but it's well layered and gets the job done. Hints of bourbon - but they lack the subtlety and strength of execution I expect from a great beer in the style. Cinnamon. A bit of earthy spice. I don't find the chipotle. I don't get any coffee. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Balanced alright for what it is. Built pretty decently. I'm not impressed. Not unique or special. I do like it in a general sense, but it lacks anything extraordinary.

Dr: This deserves to get lost amidst the plethora of better imperial stouts. It just doesn't set itself apart. I wouldn't get it again. I'm rather disappointed in my first Clown Shoes beer. Hides its ABV pretty decently. I'll be able to finish the bottle by meself because I respect beer, but it hasn't caught me fancy. Clown Shoes has to bring more to the table if they're going to captivate me. This is passable, but unimpressive.


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Photo of Neorebel
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fantastic mars black, capped with a voluminous toffee colored puff. As the head fades, remains of sticky lace are left on the glass. The aroma is intoxicating on several levels! It first packs a huge, bourbon-forward punch, with chocolate and other sweets, and upon further contemplation, cinnamon, nutmeg, and custard can be traced in the mix. Getting to the flavor - definitely a prominent, gourmet dark chocolate vibe here, with accompaniment by very smoky bourbon barrel tannins. Vanilla extract. It feels very full-bodied, coating the palate, but not overly boozy somehow. The finish actually contains some bitter hops, through the thickness of the barrel aged malt flavors, and a light, peppery burn. This is an absolutely decadent treat for my taste buds all around... It gives you practically every taste experience other than sour. A must try for RIS heads and big beer fans.

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Into a tulip glass, it pours black with a thin layer of tan foam on the surface. It doesn't stick around long, leaving a thin veil and a ring of foam around the edges. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Barrel aromas of tobacco, vanilla, just a little bit of bourbon heat.

Sweet vanilla, hints of cinnamon and possibly ancho, though it seems all but obliterated by the bourbon barrel, which lends plenty of spirit character. Roasted malt, oaky sweet bourbon, lingering vanilla and warming heat. Medium bodied, fairly smooth, but with noticeable alcohol heat. Overall despite the higher abv and heat it's pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of chinchill
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samples from a 22 oz bottle at the Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta) ... Perhaps my favorite beer at this outstanding beer fest.
A: Pours very dark brown with a large, frothy brown head. The head has great head retention and leaves behind a rather full coat of lacing.
S: Sweet and fruity aroma with some bourbon.
T: Boozy, as expected, given the high ABV and the bourbon barrel aging, but plenty else going on. Flavor notes include sweet caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, light chili pepper and dark fruit. Leaves a strong and long lasting aftertaste in which the chipolte pepperss come forward, along with coffee, light smoke, and some hops.
M: Very smooth with a full body.

O: A rich imperial stout with excellent complexity. A varied load of aromas and flavors; while some of these are rather pronounced at times, none dominate to the point of masking all of the others. I’m eager to try the bottle put in my cellar for aging (tried in July 2016 - very nice but still a bit boozy).

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Photo of rudzud
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a growler at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice solid brown hue with a good one finger thick and creamy mocha head that fades to a nice creamy blanket. Solid creamy lacing as well.

S - Nice aromas here. Good rich chocolate notes. Definitely get the mexican chocolate notes, that gritty almost spicy. Lots of rich vanilla as well, not an overdose but quite prominent. Good bourbon follows up along with faint barrel notes. Not getting much roast or booze either.

T - Like the nose this starts off with good rich chocolate notes. Not quite as rich as the nose. Vanilla is there too along with slight sweetness. Faint barrel notes and smooth bourbon. Alcohol is almost totally hidden here. Faint subtle spice, had to go searching for it. For the most part this tastes like a chocolate stout with splashes of vanilla and bourbon.

M - Mouthfeel is solid for the style. Nice and silky smooth and creamy. No booze on this. Amazing what a month can do I guess.

O - Overall, a tasty imperial stout. Nice chocolate notes, would like to see more bourbon flavours in this. All this considered this is a tasty brew.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle. Most of the spices have faded. Vanilla. Slight pepper flavor. Some oxidation. No whiskey booze flavors. Compared to the fresh bottle, this was a shell of itself.

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Photo of Gosox8787
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Presentation: Bomber bottle picked up the other week. Chilled and poured into my Kate the Great tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark brown to black on color with a pretty nice, one finger beige head. Recedes into a nice lacing and leaves a nice lacing around the glass.

Aroma: Definitely a good deal of pepper spice in the nose. A bit of burn from the alcohol and the chiles. Some chocolate and vanilla in the base beer. A decent amount of sweetness. Bourbon and caramel are definitely present as well, but the chiles and chocolate really take center stage.

Taste: Chocolate, vanilla, raw bourbon and chili peppers really stand out. Big sweetness in the form of chocolate and caramel is complemented by really big chili notes. A bit of pepper and a medium spice level. The bourbon character is definitely on the raw side and not integrated as well as I hoped. A touch of alcohol burn. Despite all that, this is really easy to drink and pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a light creaminess. Really nice and easy to drink.

Overall, a really pepper forward bourbon barrel aged stout. The barrel really comes off as raw and not completely integrated. Still drinks really easy and had some great flavors. A bunch of flaws, but really tasty. The vanilla and the barrel really create a unique experience. Some more time might tame the peppers and integrate the barrel more. I really like how this beer doesn't shy away from the pepper notes though.

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Photo of maximum12
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see that this found its way to Minnesota eventually. Unfortunately, Clown Shoes is languishing on shelves around here, probably because of the price & lack of name recognition (outside us idiots, of course). 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is dead black with low carbonation. Nose is akin to a chili chocolate cake that's had carmalized malt drizzled atop it. Faint vanilla is the only sign of the barrel in the front foyer.

Luchador en Fuego hits like a twenty-two pound pike in deep water. Chiles are the game here. Chile flavor up front without the heat, which builds slowly, & only if you take a few quick sips in succession. Bourbon's in the supporting cast, as a quick flash of alcohol heat in the middle, roast, vanilla. Chiles reassert on the finish, & as the stopper comes out of the glass, the heat grows in my intestines, stomach, & throat. Shouldn't be this easy to drink.

Interesting effort that is 87.3% chile & doesn't leave a lot of room for anything else. Luckily, that chile taste is very nice. A bit more complexity would knock this into the stratosphere; a very good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Bung
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Brown/black pour, not the darkest or thickest appearing I've ever seen. Just a ring of light tan head. Some fine bubbles stick to the glass.

Aroma, Light roast malt, caramel, cocoa, vanilla. Definetely some barrel there as well.

Taste, Wow is that a boozy mess up front. Saves itself a bit with earthy cocoa and oak. Toffee, vanilla are there as well. Roast malt and some coffee.

About mid-bodied, coats pretty well. Maybe just a tad thin. Shows all the abv listed and then some. Drank the entire 22 of the other 2 I had from Clown Shoes, not going to come even close with this one.

Still looking for the Porcine, so as it stands this is a distant 3rd for the imperial stouts I've had from them. Good with potential, just way too hot right now. It is hard to get past.

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature goblet. Bottled 1/11/13.

A - Pours as dark as you would expect with a few fingers of frothy sand colored head. As the head peels back, it reveals a splotchy lacing. Good looking beverage.

S - Without getting too close, I smell strong aromas of whiskey and chocolate. Upon closer review, there is a sweet blend of plum, cocoa, burnt oak, marshmallow, and cinnamon. I am struggling to smell the chile spice, but I do enjoy the powerful aroma in this one.

T - Bitter dark chocolate hits the tongue immediately. Sweetens on the way by, with vanilla and dark fleshy fruit. Subtle cinnamon and spices. The barrel hits hard on the back end. Sappy oak and hot whiskey on the finish and beyond. There is no mistaking that this is a barrel aged beer.

M - Smooth, rich, velvety feel. Thick enough with appropriately mild carbonation.

O - I have enjoyed Clown Shoes other barrel aged stouts (Angry Beast, Porcine Unidragon) and this is another great take on the style. There is significant whiskey barrel character in addition to the familiar Chocolate Sombrero flavors. My only knock on this beer would be that the heat I perceive comes from the whiskey and alcohol content, not the almost nonexistent chili peppers. Nonetheless, this is a complex beer full of flavor. This is one of the most barrel forward examples of the style I can think of. Bonus points for being reasonably priced and readily available.

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Photo of JackieTH
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown black with a quarter inch of persistent mocha brown foam, curtains of lace. Smell is heavily roasted malt, anise, chocolate. Taste has dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, dark cherries, figs and roasted chilies. Complex. Luxurious mouthfeel, medium heavy body. A hint of heat lingering. Really nice beer, excellent stout.

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Photo of King_KongDCO93
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark black 1/4th inch of off white head.

S: lots of vanilla, cocoa, and caramel

T: Nice balance of chillies, dark malts, and oak. It has lots of chilli and dark chocolate taste. has some bourbon, licorice, vanilla, and caramel.

M: creamy, some spiciness and bitterness that lingers. Large body beer.

O: verdict A.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Damn, I ain't gettin' in the ring with that thing! Anyway, this stuff pours a very deep, very dark black-brown topped by a finger of dark-ish tan foam. The nose comprises light booze, whiskey, charred oak, cinnamon, light molasses, nutmeg, chocolate syrup, and Irish cream liqueur. Were it not for the booziness, I'd be drowning from my own salivation. The taste brings in more of the same, with the whiskey, dark chocolate, and darkly-roasted malts leading the way up front. Things mellow out a bit as time progresses, though the booze remains for a while. I don't get any pepper in there, but there could be a hint of it somewhere near the finish, if you squint a bit... The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, if kinda loud, brew. Something tells me a touch of age would make this stuff ridiculous...

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thin dark tan head with nice lacing on a jet black body. Aroma of dark chocolate, pepper and chipotle spice, hint of roasted malt, dark cherry, vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is very well balanced between spices and chipotle and chili peppers and the sweeter dark chocolate, vanilla and brown sugar. Roasted malt base provides a hint of bitterness. Full body and moderate carbonation. Moist feel. One if the better and more complex brews I have had from this brewery. Definitely a must try for imperial stout lovers.

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Photo of zac16125
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter
bottled on: 1/11/13

A chile RIS aged in bourbon barrels...expectations are high.

A: Pours a thin appearing, dark, cola brown with less than 1/2 a fingers width head of tan colored lacing. Dissipates down fairly quickly to a thin film, but leaves lots of lacing.

S: This has a really strong aroma. Luscious chocolate and spicy chiles hit the nose immediately. This is followed by a big cinnamon character. The barrel comes out next, with bourbon and oak. I also get hints of graham cracker, booze, toasted coconut. Truly an amazing aroma.

T: Dark chocolate and bakers chocolate, vanilla, big bourbon notes, spicy chile peppers on the back end, roasted malt and black coffee bitterness, raw oak. Gets a touch boozy at times early on, but this quickly fades. Im surprised how big the bourbon notes are, which is a good thing. Chiles are noted but are quite subtle. Complex and very tasty.

M/D: Very smooth. Appropriately low carbonation. Full bodied, thicker than I anticipated from the pour, but could be thicker still. Booze makes itself known at times, but for the most part ABV is well restrained. Gives the body a nice warming sensation. A sipper for sure, but drinkability is still fairly good.

O: Overall, this is an awesome beer. Just an intoxicating aroma, with a good flavor profile and mouthfeel to back it up. I will pick this up again if I see it, no doubt. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Rizalini
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into my Stone goblet...

A - Pours black, with 1 finger of brown head that leaves some nice lacing.

S - Smells very chocolatey up front, with sweet notes of vanilla and some warming oaked bourbon notes in the background. Smells amazing.

T/M - Chococlatey waffer up front, warming alcohol as it goes down, and a bourbon whiskey finish with some notes of char and wood. Great flavor, but still a little alcohol forward. Medium/slick mouthfeel, maybe a little bit over carbonated.

O - This is a damn good beer! As it warms, I get more of the mexican spices, and coconut from the bourbon. The vanilla really rounds it out nicely, and the bourbon taste really hangs around in the aftertaste. The only drawback is it is still a little boozy, and slightly thin for me. Besides those 2 thing, this is a killer beer. Great job Clown Shoes

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Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours close to jet black except for a mahogany tinge at the bottle of the glass when held to the light,a deep thinner beige head atop.bourbon really jumps out at ya in the nose along with some dark fruit,the chipotle gives off some spice and smoke.Vanilla tinged oak starts out the flavor profile ,the bourbon is big,dark fruit and sweet but not spicy anchos are there,the chipotles come in late in the finish hitting the back of the throat that lingers.This is a sipper no doubt but all the flavors come together making for a very interesting beer.

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Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
4.11 out of 5 based on 851 ratings.
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