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RATINGS: 432   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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Poured a deep black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, nuts, and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, nuts, and a faint chile. Really enjoyable brew.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (195) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pours black, slight brien hues on the edges, finger creamy khaki head, nice thin lacing. Aroma chocolate, earthy, bready and roasty malt, slight cinnamon, and burnt sugar. Taste roast astringency, chocolate, earthy, spicy cinnamon, burnt sugar, bit of coffee and dark fruit in the finish. Mouthfeel full body, low carbonation, slight hop and cinnamon bite, alcohol and roast astringency, finish is balanced, spiciness and roast lens dry feel. Overall different imperial stout, in a good way, very complex, builds on style’s foundation, and adds to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (3484) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"This well done brew is climbing the charts. Really nice all around. Big black beer with two finger mocha head. Aroma is predominantly chocolate and vanilla, but the spices and peppers are there. A little more pepper in the flavor. A thick brew, but smooth and no heat for a 9% brew. Possibly the best Clown Shoes beer."

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1237) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
East of Everything ontap (24-Sep-2014)Sweet choc aroma.Black sheet lace.Veg celery sweet malt flavour.Herbal sweet spirit finish&berry sultana aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Shared by AZ brother. Thanks bro. Near black appearance with a beige cap. Chocolate, roast, laugh spice aroma. Chocolate dominates the flavor. Chili heat is mild. A touch of vanilla, cacao, distant coffee. Sweetness throughout, perhaps a little much. This was ok, but could certainly stand a few improvements.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
9% Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting by Mick. A lovely dark brown almost black with red highlights and a tan head. Umami, vanilla, chocolate syrup and ancho chilli. Some warming going down this medium bodied beer rocks an earthy chocolate, vanilla and ancho chili heat. This is a very well balanced chocolate beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (604) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bote. Thick black pour. With light tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, light spice, and light sweetness. Taste is thick mouth feel light spice, followed by roasted malts, light sweet finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (973) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Chocolate, chilies, caramel, cherry, port, muffin. Silky black, small quicky dissipating frothy brown head, no lacing. Taste begins with caramel, green chili, then the chocolate comes through, but more of a bittersweet chocolate, theres something acidic there, kind of like blackberry, and finally, a bitter coffee ending. 👍

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MarkAg86 (4) - Conroe, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Very tasty. Chocolate notes are prevalent, but the stout comes through also. Excellent taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1655) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a thick dark brown with two fingers of brown head. Aroma is lots of chocolate mad some roasted malts. Flavor is pretty sweet and chocolaty like chocolate milk. Slight chili but not much. Full bodied and creamy. A bit boozy on the finish. Nice interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (329) - - SEP 2, 2014
Good only because the chili was so subtle it could have been mistaken for astringency in the stout. No chili in beers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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