Bombay Berserker | Clown Shoes

Bombay BerserkerBombay Berserker
BA SCORE
3.79/5
306 Ratings
Bombay BerserkerBombay Berserker
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MistahBeah on 09-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
306
pDev:
11.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
39
Trade:
4
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4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suzychesser
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josequervo13
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fabiand
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jadjunk
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"This exotic stout is a relative of Chocolate Sombrero, with the Mexican spices replaced by the flavors of chai tea: ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla. Dear head hanging craft beer drinkers, please remember, "Our love for you is like a truck... BERSERKER!"" Brewed in the style of an American Imperial Stout, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. Not currently brewed by Clown Shoes.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass. Served above degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a robust mocha brown head of a crisp, creamy frothed consistency over an opaque black body. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Potent aromas of cardamom, ginger and vanilla forward, rich chocolate and medium roast malt undertones, herbal earthy bitterness, potentially the impact of chai tea in the background. No doubt a bold stout, but with a lot of aromatic qualities from uncommon stout ingredients that come rushing to the surface. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) The blend of the robust stout character and the effervescent qualities of cardamom, ginger and vanilla are more seamlessly balanced in the flavor of this ale. Medium roasted barley, caramel bread, cocoa, mild licorice and dark fruits trailing the mellow herbal bitter finish, accented all the way by the effervescent fragrance of cardamom, ginger and nutmeg. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slightly creamy, slick, residual, mildly sticky, medium dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a light frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of heavy overall. Balance is slightly earthy, herbal bitter and effervescent over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Clown Shoes has made a name for itself with its wide lineup of American Imperial Stouts, and the richness of this ale is only further accented by the inclusion of the unusual choices of cardamom and ginger, both very potent and strikingly unique alongside the stout characters, generating a nicely balanced impact in the finished product. While the Bombay Berserker is a currently retired ale, I wouldn't mind enjoying this ale again in the future. 3.75

Clown Shoes'
Bombay Berserker: Indian-Style Chocolate Stout
3.67/5.00

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeard89
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imperialking
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dav2080
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I do taste subtle hints of chai spices but for some reason I only taste an overwhelming malt flavor. Perhaps I got a bad bottle or something?

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Photo of ChrisinRI
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigdood33
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark black color with a light head. The aroma is of peppermint and spices with roasted malts. The flavor is thick, roasted and spicy. Cinnamon, clove, coffee, vanilla, and nutmeg. Intense stout with holiday influence. Strong and a bit challenging to drink. Strong, intoxicating, encompassing.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bombay Berserker from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 306 ratings
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