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RATINGS: 438   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. Thatís the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
A nice black body with a quickly fading brown head. Aroma had a nice leather quality up front, decent chocolate malts and some spice to it. Flavor was initially sweet, almost like a dessert. Mild roasted coffee malts and some heat from the chili rounded it out. Some alcohol was present but it pretty much was well hidden. Smooth and creamy body that was easy to drink.


3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (59) - - OCT 16, 2014
Spicy. Hint of chile, oak. Reminds me of Prairie Artisan Ale. Not my cup of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroSpud (1706) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with very little head. Somewhat thin palate. Wasnít that impressed at first but I find that it is quickly growing on me. Very unique chocolate stout with the addition of the chile and cinnamon. Nice change of pace.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6559) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2014
Nose of chocolate, coffee, peppers. Light, rich flavor, chocolate, cocoa, coffee. The body is a bit too light, but a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says. That it does not taste like malt and chocolate. Overall disapointed there is no peper taste. Julie gives a 3.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4768) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a cola coloured glow at the bottom and a thin, single centimetre tall tan head at top. Aroma of oodles of chocolate, nuts, earth, alcohol, prunes, plums, raisins and a touch of light spices. Full-bodied; Super earthy and pungent alcohol warmth at first with a deep pit fruit, nutty and chocolatey flavour right behind, all with a ton of body. Aftertaste shows some deep characteristics with the nuts and earth by far the strongest, but the alcohol, roasted malt and chocolate also comes out very heavy. Overall, a rich and sweet beer with a lot of flavours throughout and a good dose of complexity. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from World Market in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia on 22-February-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home here in Washington a few blocks away on 07-October-2014.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3561) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, dark malts, cinnamon, spice and pepper aromas. Chocolate, sweet malts and a touch of pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (196) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Flavor is chocolate and chile pepper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (196) - 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 styleís foundation, and adds to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - 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 (1249) - 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.


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