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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There are 1011 Billionaires on planet Earth as of this writing. We guess that most of you, like all of us here at Clown Shoes, aren’t even close to being on that list and yet dream every now and then, billionaire dreams. Our fourth anniversary beer was crafted to make you feel wealthy: a sweet, rich and heavily malted Barley Wine Ale brewed with English yeast then aged in European Cognac barrels.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bkcaldwell (22) - - JUL 15, 2015
Well done. A very tasty beer. Subtle flavour of toffee but not too sweet. Worth a revisit. Nice colouring and head. Would recommend for a barley wine aficionado.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1205) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Brown deep Amber hilites with rimming tan head; aroma is sweet malty with notes of molasses; flava is richly sweetly malt and fresh grain; feels medium to thick nice subtle fizz; finishes malty sweet maple syrupy

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
I totally pass on this one going forward. So far I have not been a fan of clown shoes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (2077) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2015
June 26, 2015 - bottle from AV3. Muddy brown pour with some head. Aroma was caramel, booze and spice. Taste had the caramel sweetness with some dark fruit, wood and spice. Finished with a rich alcohol / cognac that had the right amount of heat.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beershack (8) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
From bottle - Murky brown with a small creamy beige head, didn’t stick around. Flavor is just big rich English barleywine. Pretty sweet, but the spicy alcohol and old wood dry things out pretty well. There is some sweet rich cognac in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1432) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bomber shared by Adrien, thanks! Pours murky reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, brown bread, brandy, slight floral. Flavor follows.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
650 ml bottle, deep brown with thin white head. Nice aroma sweet barely wine notes of dates, raisin and a very light notes of cognac.

The flavor is rich yet, not overly sweet. Molasses, dark fruits and a light warming sensation without any alcohol hints. Very soft carbonation that gives a smoothness. Body medium leaning on the full side. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (384) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Adrien. Reddish brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of grape tannin toffee and sugar. Taste is awesome and follows aroma with a well balanced boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
A very hazy dark reddish brown. super murky beer. a small dark white head. The aroma is pretty insane. sweet and burnt brown sugar, baked apples and a little graham cracker / animal crackers. This is a good beer. Has a great toffee and apple taste to it. brown sugar, grape tannins and very old woody taste. Decadent and an interesting beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of caramel and dried fruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, caramel, earthiness and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering toffee finish.


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