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Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero

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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Roasted dark malts plus extra chocolate malts plus ancho chile plus cinnamon plus organic vanilla extract plus a chocolate eating, beer drinking, Clown Shoes wearing, multi limbed, gorgeous and glorious Mexican wrestler on the label. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwill (68) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Jet black pour with a thin head and plenty of lacing. Faint aromas of chocolate and some spice. Taste far exceeds the smell. Chocolate, roasted malts with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and peppers with a bitter sweet finish. Full bodied mouth full with little carbonation. Very nice imperial stout, right up there with Brooklyn chocolate stout

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (32) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Pours dark redish brown with beige head. Decent carbonation. Not much aroma, some sweet notes but hard to pick up. Taste is chili, vanilla, candy chocolate, roast. End taste is bitter sweet. A little lacking in body and not sure the Mexican style works well here, but hides the ABV well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fujimo2000 (110) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Pours almost black with a slight dark brown lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt. Very thick and oily. Taste is chocolate and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1470) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle to glass - dark, dark, tan head, quickly vanishes. Aroma of chatted oak, chocolate and some booze. Full and creamy, heavy on chocolate and vanilla, well masked ABV, very flavorful, spicy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (481) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Black pour with a fizzy tan head that sinks away quickly. Quite thin bodied. Nice tingle from the chilli, some vanilla, roasted malts... sweet. Really drinkable and quite light for the ABV. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10653) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 06/16/16. (Meijer) Kalamazoo, MI.
Oh, I didn’t realize this was 9% Imperial Stout... I thought this was a 5% sweet stout with chocolate. Let’s see. Dark reddish brown... almost black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt and spices... the spices are dominating... and probably ruining this for me. I’ll give it a chance. The flavor is roasted malt, alcohol, mild chili, spices and chocolate. The spices ain’t ruining this. That’s nice. Not the best, not the worst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, mild chili, cocoa, dark fruits, prunes, plenty of liquorice in the finish, touch of roasty coffee and soy sauce. Flavour is medium sweet and light to moderate bitter with some chili burn in the throat. Flavour is medium to full. A bit heavier on the liquorice than I’d expected. Not top tier Imperial Stout but good, nice vanilla chocolate and subtle chili notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2767) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle from beermerchants. Dark color. Thin brown head. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body. Aroma is high chocolate, roasted, cacao, liquorice, fruit, hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndreasP (119) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
A nice imperial stout with appropriate amount of dosing of vanilla (ideally shouldn’t be noticed), cinnamon and ancho chile, a Mexican pepper. Bitter, roasted and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Light carbonation with plenty of lacing. Nice aroma of bittersweet dark chocolate and roasted malts. Medium silky smooth texture. Full mouth feel with descent flavors. Smooth finish with a malty aftertaste. Not harsh or bitter. Hides the alcohol well. Very good but not great.

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