Luchador En Fuego | Clown Shoes

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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
Ratings:
926
Reviews:
150
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
246
For Trade:
23
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Ratings: 926 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of jsmith313
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Petegrieco
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian
2.65/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle
Bottled on 02/23/16
Served in a snifter

Dark brown/black appearance. Oily and shimmery. The body was topped by a small, creamy, cappuccino colored crown that faded to a thick, frothy collar. Streaky, drippy lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was subtle. Somewhat roasty and steely. There was a faint oxidized note. Wet paper came to mind. Boozy, bourbony notes later appeared. With time, the aroma improved, but not much. Some brown sugar sweetness came forth. Bit of dark chocolate. More booziness too.

The flavor profile was quite roasty and boozy. Somewhat malty on the front end. Bit of charred espresso in the center. Lots of raw booze/bourbon. A touch spicy perhaps. The beer finished with more roasty char and alcohol warmth. This was far hotter than I anticipated. Some chili spice notes lingered in the finish. Initially, it was difficult to pick them out with all the alcohol heat. Later, however, the booziness subsided to a more appropriate level.

Surprisingly thin and watery mouthfeel. The liquid contained a very fine, spritzy effervescence. All in all, rather disappointing.

Clown Shoes makes a few terrific barrel-aged offerings, a lot of mediocre ones and a couple that are pretty bad. Luchedor En Fuego 2016 definitely falls into the third category. Although this beer was six months old, it should have shown at least some vanilla and cinnamon notes, as well as a bit more spice. Reviewers have commented that the initial release of this was far better than the 2016 version. Hopefully, the beer will return to its roots in the next batch.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Georgejury
2.08/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Awful! Just tastes like cough syrup with lots of alcohol. Not impressed especially for $14!!! Way over priced!

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Photo of petrusek23
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GTJayG
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBishopco
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefduff2
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep black with a nice brown head that lingers. Aroma is on point with what you'd expect -roasted malt, chocolate, wood, earth, and booze. Didn't pick up any chilies or spice. Taste is fudge, coffee, raisin, prune, dark chocolate and a bit of vanilla on the back end. Didn't pick up any spice-heat but the booze heat is there in nice amounts. I don't think chilles and bourbon dance well together; it's almost as if each flavor mutes the other. Overall, enjoyable and very drinkable for the ABV.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The peppers on this were very mild, just a hint of flavor as an after taste. This was a very well liked beer within a small group sharing it with me of varying beer drinkers. Overall, it is something I am going to buy again.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap, jet black minor tan head, little lacing. Massive bourbon smell. Very creamy on first sip, nice chocolatey taste up front with the barrel showing up behind it. Didn't buy this in the bomber, but going looking for it now

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Photo of Lsutyger88
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of couchsitta
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
4.13 out of 5 based on 926 ratings.
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