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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
Aroma of chocolate. Appearance dark brown with a slight tan head taste of chocolate with coffee overtones. Long on flavor full bodied taste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a cloudy dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Mild chocolate aroma. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, chili, and hop notes. Creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Slight bitter finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
Bottle: yes a bomber, no a petit gusher... Well, a brown pour creates a deep murky dark brown to more black ish colored beer with a normal to a bit tinier brown head which seems to change into a lacing pretty quick. The first time that I let the aroma hit my nose it was a remarkable moment: crispy malts, lemon, some roast, a bit of a crispy floral hop tone nicely mixed with some chocolate, cake, vanilla and some dusty herbal spice notes. Ah, that’s nice: adding peppers to a beer which makes it just a bit spicier and leaves enough space for other flavours to dance on your tongue and taste buds. This is (I think) only the second time that I experienced that a pepper is so well mixed with the beer that it actually adds something. Kudos! Good malty with some roast, chocolate, some smooth bitters, hint of that pepper spice, some chalk. A tad later the bitters change into a more liquorice bitter tone. Aftertaste of roast, bitter, light spicy (as in a hint of the pepper), light hop floral tone, good malty and some lemon cake sprinkles. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture. All by all an excellent beer, a plus for the pepper, also a plus for the label (love it!) but a min for the small gusher (I was quick) and a min for being it a bit thin. Easy drinkable and balanced beer though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (687) - California, USA - APR 17, 2013
22oz bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pours a solid black color. Strong chocolate taste without too much sweetness. A slight sharpness from the spice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, raisins. Light bodied, bittersweet on the palate, slightly astringent on the finish. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, cocoa. Couldn’t really detect any of the chile or cinnamon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1089) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, cacao, hops, and pepper. Flavour is roast, chocolate, and pepper – with a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2013
From a bomber. Pours opaque dark brown with thin light head. Tastes like chocolate and chilies. Smells like chocolate and spices. Medium body and light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thin, creamy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, peppers, earthy hops, figs, and plums. Flavor matches the nose; heavy roast malts, Dar fruit esters, and earthy hops with some pepper undertones throughout; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bomber into a large snifter. Spicy, chocolate nose. Vanilla, cinnamon. Black pour with a nice tan head. Good lacing. Roasty, malty, chocolate, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, coffee. Medium-full mouthfeel. Really nice offering from Clown Shoes. I'm becoming a real fan of their stout lineup and this one is excellent, as are the others. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1458) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bomber. Thick rich, lots of chocolate and some roasted flavors. Dark tan head, overall pretty good.


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