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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Got them fancy clothes. Got that big car, suicide doors, 8 track stereo, color TVís. Liviní the American dream, now youíve got a brew as smooth as a chorus from Al Green. Brash Brewing and Clown Shoes each made a brown ale at Mercury, then blended them. You donít have to have solid gold pants to enjoy, but it helps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown black with a large faomy khaki head that slowly fades and shows nice sticky lacing. Aroma has chocolate and earthy floral hops. Taste is pretty nice with chocolate and roasted malt along with a good dose of hops which really give a good fruity spice flavor in the finish. Palate is medium and sticky and finishes dry. I could drink a couple of these, pretty tasty and the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Draft at Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, PA. Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Roasted dark malt aroma with some sweet booze and a subtle hop presence. Very robust smelling with hints of burnt toast, roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate and oatmeal followed by faint earthy pine notes and alcohol. Medium bodied but slightly thinner than expected with a balance of sweet and roasted malt notes followed by some boozy heat in the finish. Slightly smokey with some coffee bean, dark chocolate and oatmeal flavor countered by sweeter chocolate notes, caramel and toffee. The hop presence found in the nose is absent in the flavor and the strong alcohol heat takes away from the malts. Still, itís well balanced and flavorful. Not bad but could have been great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Draft at craft ale house. Pours black with brown around the edges. Aroma is coffee. Taste is fairly bitter with some roast. Alcohol is hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Soil dominated nose, with traces of coffee. Dark brown, medium tan head. Coffee and plum flavor with a grassy finish. Sourwood also present. Stoutish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Lively, soda like on the side of the glass, brown fairly clear, brownish tan head.... Sugary sweet malty aroma, fairly dry finish sweeter, drys out, a little roast nearly burnt finish... Doesnít distinguish itself...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
watsonmd (12) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
i must have had a bad bottle. this is the only beer I have ever had to dump in the sink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours a nice mahogany with a good looking quarter inch mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up yummy rich roasted malts and coffee to go along with almonds, some molasses, anise like spice and earthy malts. The taste has a sizeable anise note followed by some rich roasted malts, nuttiness and some sweet molasses. This gets more and more spicy anise Mt Rainier like hops, damn. This is loaded with anise like black licorice notes. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (3024) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours dark brown/nearly black with a medium tan head. Aroma has some burnt malty notes, mild fruitiness, and some earthy hop notes. Flavor has roasty/fruity maltiness with good bitterness...some mild burnt notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a fruity/burnt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22oz bottle from Binnyís Plainfield. Pours a deep brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy and fizzy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is heavily roasted nuts with some caramel and chocolate malts. An earthy bitterness with a bit of a raisin bread. Flavor is similar. Big roasted nuts with caramel, molasses, and chocolate before some raisin dark fruits and a light breadiness comes in. Some earthy hops and a bit of an ashy essence before this finishes dry and moderately bitter with lots of roasts, nuts, chocolate, and caramel before leaving a lengthy aftertaste with a light alcohol note. Medium body and a medium-high carbonation. Overall, like most of these Clown Shoes beers, this is very bold and flavorful, but not the most complex or intriguing. Despite that, I enjoyed this for what it was. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3335) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a small creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla oak and toffee hiding the alcohol well with a roast finish. A very good brown ale from Clown Shoes.

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