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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some hot pepper, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some Bourbon, light pepper. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Poured from a bomber. Black with tan head. Fruity beer aroma. Sweet smell. Taste is massive cocoa and chocolate. Sweet back taste. Rich. Huge beer. Good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Great beer here. Pours like an imp stout should. Tastes is really decadent chocolate/ brownies with bourbon and oak notes. Smooth and hugely drinkable. These guys know how to do a barrel aged imp stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Great stout, good barrel and roasty, a little disjointed, pretty good thanks guys

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2082) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bomber. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head. Tastes strongly of alcohol, tobacco, coffee, and bitterness. Slightly dry. Very good. Medium carbonation and light body. Smells like coffee, tobacco, and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3498) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, pepper, earthy and spicy hops, espresso, and raisins. Flavor is roast malts forward with some earthy hop bitterness, ash, spices, and chocolate; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (913) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with a slight toffee head. Aroma of spices and chocolate. Taste of chocolate with a lingering spiciness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours dark brown with tan swirls. Looks really thick.

Aroma: Big huge chocolate,vanilla, bourbon, brownie.

Taste: Dark chocolate, wood, bourbon whisky, roast.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with modest carbonation.

Overall: Simply delicious! I’m a fan of Chocolate Sombrero, and the barrel aged treatment as well as fluffing it up did this beer right. I would be very happy if Clown Shoes brought this back once a year.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (153) - long beach, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Sweet alcohol, dark fruit, chocolate smell, pitch black oil appearance, the oaky barrel taste from being aged is an awesome sensation on the plate after the swallow. Not watery, but almost miky, this is a perfect blend of coffee and chocolate. Going to age another bottle for a year and see if it gets even better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (888) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Nice beer. Very smooth. Aroma was of bourbon and chocolate. The dark black color with tan head was inviting. Good carbonation and full mouthfeel. Bourbon and milk chocolate came out first with some coffee at the back end. I tried to detect the chipotle pepper essence but found it overshadowed by the other flavors. Good sipper and quite potent.


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