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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our third anniversary beer us sizes Chocolate Sombrero, using extra ancho chile and adding chipolte pepper. We aged the brew 100% in Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. May it leap onto your palate majestically, like a luchador who flies into the ring from atop the highest rope.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3975) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light pepper, light oak/bourbon, a little chocolate and coffee, and a little dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the components but a little light on everything. Thicker texture. Could have more of everything, but not a bad beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Dark brown pour with beige head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is the same with emphasis on the bourbon. This is a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottleshare at Voodoo. Poured black with light tan head. Aromas of light smoke vanilla. Taste of bourbon barrel alcohol char.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VIBhunter (24) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Aroma- Over powering bourbon smell with subtle chocolate, and vinallia. Appearance- Pours dark brown with a little carbonation and head. Taste- Strong bourbon taste, oaky, and dark chocolate with very subtle spice. Palate- Full body and dry fruit. Not much of of chili/pepper taste. Overall- The bourbon was present given that it was barrel aged but the bourbon was a little over powering. I expected a little more pepper flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bomber at my place with crew. Aroma is malty bourbon barrel. Taste is malty bourbon I guess chocolate. Finish is long and raison nice. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, prunes, dates, figs, chocolate and cookie malt. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness, oak, bourbon, and a dry/spicy finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1935) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Scott! Deep brown, almost black with ruby hints. Creamy tan foam fades fast. Aroma is sweet chocolate, nearly tart dark fruits, mild vanilla, some bourbon head, wood, and faint back-end spices. Hard to discern peppers, cinnamon is more notable. Taste is very smooth. Surprisingly not hot, smooth bourbon, sweet cocoa nibs and vanilla drizzle, some warm cinnamon spice, and just a mild touch of peppers at the very end. A touch of oak in the finish as well. Mouth feel could be better, as is the case with most Clown Shoes stouts, it seems, but this is thicker than most. Very good beer overall.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Prominent, gourmet dark chocolate vibe here, with accompaniment by very smoky bourbon barrel tannins. Vanilla extract. It feels very full-bodied, coating the palate, but not overly boozy somehow. The finish actually contains some bitter hops, through the thickness of the barrel aged malt flavors, and a light, peppery burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark brown with a tan head. The aroma and flavor are very nice. I get a lot of chocolate and oak notes as well as some molasses. The whiskey is very evident with some strong bourbon notes as some maple and vanilla. Fairly sweet but still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Great beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3774) - - AUG 12, 2013
bottle. near black with a very small tan head. aroma is strong bourbon with hints of vanilla and coconut. the body hits me a bit light and astringent. it feels like its missing some midrange depth of something. the flavors are that of a nice bourbon aged imperial stout...but i thought there was some peppers in here? the beer mellows as it warms, but theres a lingering fusal flavor. its a decent barrel aged imp stout, but if your looking for a cocoa mole, look elsewhere.


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