Luchador En Fuego | Clown Shoes

Luchador En FuegoLuchador En Fuego
BA SCORE
92.2%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 926 ratings
Luchador En FuegoLuchador En Fuego
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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.

Added by Dope on 01-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,649
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
926
Liked:
854
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
10.39%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
246
Trade:
24
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Ratings: 926 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours midnight black with a thin tan head. Light spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon.

T - The taste follows the aroma.Dark chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. The bourbon barrel is light in the finish adding an oaky char.

M - Medium bodied with medium/low carbonation. Soft creamy mouthfeel a dry finish.

O - Really enjoyable barrel aged imperial stout. The flavors are perfectly blended & the ABV is extremely well hidden.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Optics are as expected - oil black with a thin lacing. Aroma is luxurious - the vanilla & oak are rich, and there's a great balance of cinnamon with a little pepper for dimension. The tongue doesn't get quite the same treatment. It's a little washed out from a heavy wood bourbon & surprisingly the pepper (the heat I think drowns out some other flavors). It's really missing that outstanding vanilla you get on the nose, or any other of the more decadent notes (chocolate, cinammon). It's still a good beer, but just fades into the crowd a little too much with that generic barrel-aged flavor.

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Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -75.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of jakecattleco
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice cocoa and bourbon aroma and flavor. Minimal spices. Sweet and malty overall. Well done.

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

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

Photo of thebooyakid
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of von_kaiser
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

**
09/16/2016
Mexican Chocolate Stout Tasting with D.C.
Best tasting yet.
All 6 beers were anywhere from very good to magnificent.
1. Clown Shoes Luchador en Fuego
2. Weyerbacher Sunday Mole' Stout
3. Avery Xolotl
4. Stone Xocoveza
5. Stone Xocoveza Charred
6. Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero
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22 oz. bottle to snifter.

LOOK: CREAMY TAN HEAD.
AROMA: Whiskey dominates, vanilla, peppers.
TASTE: Pepper and Whiskey play nice together. Chocolate, Sweet Vanilla add great flavors. Really tasty.
FEEL: Full Bodied, low carbonation.

This is a really nice beer and obviously not using Chocolate Sombrero as a base as it is much much more.
1st of 6. of this already impressive group.

**

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- The beer was a murky black color with a mocha head.

Smell - Aside from the chocolate malts, I detect a hint of spice. I do not detect the booze.

Taste - The beer is lightly boozy chocolate at the beginning. The spice begins toward the back, but it seems to lean toward cinnamon. I am reminded of Christmas cookies with a pine hint that lingers in back.

Mouthfeel - The stout is sticky, but not like I would expect.

Overall - This might be my favorite Clown Shoes.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. The beer pours with a black color appearance and little to no head except for a dark brown color ring around the glass. Aromas are rich in vanilla, cinnamon, and bourbon with hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, and coffee as well. Taste followed the nose with some malty and bitter vanilla-bourbon mix and definitely hints of that chipotle pepper spice in the mix near the aftertaste. In terms of mouthfeel, the beer has an excellent, creamy texture while keeping some medium carbonation. Overall, this beer was fantastic across the board.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevBot89
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mateo2699
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a very dark brown hue, khaki colored head that settles to a ring pretty quickly. Aroma is a little muted, still getting chocolate, lactose and subtle hints of cinnamon and oak. Following the nose well, with nothing more or nothing less, the taste consists of chocolate, hints of cinnamon. Not much bourbon or barrel involved. Mouthfeel is more on the velvety side, low carbonation. Unfortunately I wish there was more of a noticeable pepper profile and/or bourbon.

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Photo of Jason1221
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black and thin. Much too thin for the style. No barrel at all and very minimal spice, but the spice somewhat comes around as this warms. Lip smacking sweetness almost chokes me. The alcohol isn't in your face here, but still doesn't make this pleasant to drink. My first really disappointing brew from clown shoes.

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

Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 926 ratings
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