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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There are 1011 Billionaires on planet Earth as of this writing. We guess that most of you, like all of us here at Clown Shoes, aren’t even close to being on that list and yet dream every now and then, billionaire dreams. Our fourth anniversary beer was crafted to make you feel wealthy: a sweet, rich and heavily malted Barley Wine Ale brewed with English yeast then aged in European Cognac barrels.

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3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Bomber to snifter, the appearance was a hazy dark red color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that quickly died off. Some light stringy lace. The aroma had some sweet caramel/toffee malts, light sweet cherry, some earthiness, some herbal qualities, light sweet wood, floral hop qualities, some dark chocolate, leather and a touch of tobacco leaf. The flavor blended all of the prior mentioned aromas fairly nice and semi-sweet and dry. Aftertaste was dry, sweet, woody and floral. Finish was quick, dry and semi-sweet. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Some smoothness, but not too much. Overall, pretty good English styled barleywine I could come back to.

3.8
VastActiv (7483) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Tap at Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta. Colour is cloudy reddish dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dry fruits, raisins, hops and malts. Pure American Malt Bomb.

3.3
weihenweizen (4043) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear Amber with very small head. Aroma is honey, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is honey and caramel malt.

3.8
rumproasts (5573) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Tap at Horrocks. Amber brown with small head. Rich malt body. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Light oak. Not as boozy as expected. Solid barleywine.

3.5
mansquito (6797) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottleshare: pours clear brown with little head. Aroma is cognac, brown sugar, and plenty of malts. Taste is lightly sweet and plenty malty. Pretty smooth all things considered. Interesting aftertaste without being excessive.

4
User134089 (1644) - - SEP 24, 2016
Type: 10-oz. draft Glass: Clear snifter class From: World of Beers in Naperville, Ill. Price: $9.00 Purchased: Sept. 16, 2016 Consumed: Sept. 16, 2016 Reviewed as: English Barleywine Misc.: N/A Had this on my want list on Beer Advocate and was excited to get to try it on my first trip to the area. Decided that I was going to have two of the three big boozy beers at WOB (3 Floyd’s Moloko and Clown Shoes Billionaire), only missing out on Dark Horse’s Plead the 5th. Was really looking forward to it. Poured a reddish brown amber-to-light brown color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white frothy head. Good lacing. Above average retention. (Sight - 4.00) Smelled dry tobacco, red sherry wine, toffee, caramel, very oaky and boozy. The dry leathery tobacco really dominates here. (Smell - 4.00) First thought on the taste was, “Holy shit this is good.” Thought Firestone Anniversary or Firestone Sucaba with the first taste. Earthy tobacco, toffee, red sherry wine, caramel, oaky woody barrels (must be Cognac), dry-hopped Nugget and very sweet. (Taste - 4.50) Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. (Feel - 4.75) This was really good after a slow start. Really liked it a lot. The taste and mouthfeel were just fantastic. (Overall - 4.25) 4.33 96 A

3.6
Fujimo2000 (194) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Pours dark copper with a lasting white lacing. The cognac balances the beer so taste is malt and sweet vanilla. Very warm finish.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14857) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark malt, toasted malt, vanilla, sweet alcohol and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark malt, vanilla and alcohol sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.

3.7
jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown - nose/taste of dark fruit, cognac, candied dates and alcohol malt - medium body.

3.7
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle. Amber pour with light head. Sweet malt, fruit, cognac aromas. Sweet, malty, fruity, cognac, booze Flavors.


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