Very Angry Beast | Clown Shoes

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Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Neorebel on 08-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured directly from the bottle into a "Dora the Explorer" sippy cup. This beer is readily available right now, but I would advise everyone to not take this for granted. It pours jet black...smells strongly of oaky-bourbon and chocolate. It tastes much the same. It is a phenomenal brew! It is in its own right, up there with Parabola and BCBS. Just go out and get you some!!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber.
Pours axle grease dark.
Bourbon, chocolate whatever this is like a thermonuclear explosion of taste.
Silky smooth for an imperial.
Mouth-feel is rich I dare you not to smile.
I’ve seen reviews asking for more bourbon, and that would be interesting. As it stands I think the complex flavors work just fine. Beer of this nature can be hit or miss with Clown Shoes hitting a grand slam on this beast.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, split with my brother into Deschutes tulips. Man I have good trading partners...

A: A very dark brown pour yields an opaque black body with a small tan head and some lacing left on the glass.

S: Chocolate and bourbon upfront, sweeter caramel and vanilla, brown sugar, dark barley, and some ghostly coconut.

T: More of the same, pretty mellow with a slight bit of burn on the finish. Bourbon and spirit are prominent, as expected, with plenty of chocolate notes and vanilla extract, caramel and brown sugar.

MF: Full bodied, with a sticky, viscous mouthfeel.

O: Good, really good. But I think I was expecting more. A really tasty, balanced, not-too-hot BA stout, and a really good beer. I'm just not sure its a great one. Well worth seeking out, I've LOVED all of Clown Shoe's stouts and this one is really no exception.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a motor oil black with thin tan head.

The aroma explodes of sweet chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon.

The flavor follows with dark chocolate, a figgy fruit note, lots of roasty malt, coffee, and a fudgey brownie note along with vanilla, oaky bourbon notes.

There's a creamy silky body along with this beer.

A truly amazing beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Very Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 95.6% out of 100 with 390 ratings
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