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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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. Thatís the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (405) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Felt underwhelmed by this one. Had in 12 oz bottle, maybe that?s why. Also had a coffee stout before it so perhaps my senses were dulled by it. Not sure, but it seemed flat and bitter with only the cocoa powder taste and no sweet added. I could be wood as there are some great ratings. I would try again. Bottle

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2015
strong chocolate and roasted malt flavor to start with a bitter chocolatey finish on this one. smells like chocolate. Had a bottle pour at home. one of th ebetter clown shoes beers i have had. pours black with a tan head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jdoc9022 (10) - Short Hills, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Awesome balance of chocolate and roasted malts. Low hops what I like. Alcohol high but not over powering in the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman834 (253) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark coffee colored. Unfortunately, no head to speak of. Mouthfeel is a bit flat. Now, Iím done complaining, because the beer tastes great! Bittersweet chocolate with slight coffee notes, a hint of vanilla and a slight peppery spiciness. A delicious balanced chocolate stout that isnít too sweet. The spiciness adds an interesting dimension. It was also priced competitively, so I will be adding this one to the rotation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (523) - - MAR 25, 2015
Aroma is mucho chocolate. Appearance is Dark black. Small head. Taste is bitter chocolate, nice, not too sweet. Some toasted barley. Feel. A bit flat. A nice beer. Not amazing, but nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2251) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, piney hops, and spice. Flavors of chocolate, creamy coffee, light vanilla, and some hard to place spices. A little heat from the peppers but not distracting. I think this one has aged a bit... Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (139) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Solid representation of a mexican hot chocolate. Nice aroma. Chocolately sweet with some spices. Spiced hot chocolate flavor. Would have liked to have felt some heat. Overall enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
22oz bottle @ home. Pours very dark brown, with a beige head. Roasted, spicy aroma, chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, coffee, licorice, caramel, ash. Off-dry, full bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2. Spicy, roasted taste, chocolate, chili, cinnamon, caramel, hops, vanilla, faint smoke, ash. Well balanced, even though I would have preferred the flavouring elements to be a little more prominent. (2015-03-08)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2015
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy dark tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt chocolate and dark malt. The sharp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong vinous aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild medicinal cloves vinous mild spice toasted malt burnt malt chocolate brown malt crisp and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
steomeroni (3) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
Fantastica ed intensa chicolate porter. Come tutte le Clown Shoes costa una fortuna ma ne vale la pena!


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