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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our third anniversary beer up-sizes Chocolate Sombrero, using extra ancho chile and adding chipotle 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.

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3.8
AdamChandler (4977) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pitch black tiny dark brown head that faded fast. Smells spicy as all giddyup.Lots of sweet chocolate, faint raisin and port wine with a heavy rye whiskey. This is a little thinner than expected. tons of spice but the pepper doesnít linger. This is chocolate for miles. just sweet, nutty like peanut, walnut and cocoa. Whiskey finish, lends a sweet dried fruit and cashew with simple syrup and rye. So glad this isnít really spicy.

4
scooter131313 (23) - - NOV 24, 2014
A tasty, full-bodied chocolate stout from the creative minds of Clown Shoes Brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
0.65l bottle from what has to be my secret santa. Just canít pinpoint whom it was... Anyhow, thanks! Looks really nice in the glass this with a thick and really oily black pour. It actually can bear some resemblance of pouring oil in a glass, and itís leaving a nice big kinda brown looking head thatís leaving lacings. Smells absolutely amazing this! You immediately get the chili fruitiness here. Itís sweet, thereís vanilla and sweet dark chocolate blessed with something that reminds me more of whisky than bourbon. A lovely lovely nose indeed. Yup, itís as thick, chewy and viscous in the mouth as it was on the pour. A lovely mouthfeel with a nice prickling small bubbled carbonation level. The spicy chili is slowly warming the throat while chocolate, roasted makes, whisky and a slight alco warmth just tickles on my taste buds. Itís not to hot on the spices, but itís really fruity and slightly smoky-warming. I get lots of marzipan towards the end and some wood is also present. This is a flavor bomb. Huge thanks for the bottle! 26.06.2014

3.9
ryanfolty (2542) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 - bottle from AV3. Dark brown pour with nice head that lasted for a bit. Aroma was bourbon, chocolate, spice and peppers. Taste was a nice balance of the heat, chocolate, sweetness and spice, though the bourbon is the most dominate flavor.

3.9
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Quite good! Rich with strong chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla flavors. Not a lot of chili flavors, but some cinnamon.

4.1
asheft (3062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Extremely complex aroma of dark chocolate with dried fruit, almonds, and boozy vanilla. Opaque black with hazy, ruby highlights under a bubbly, light brown, thin sheet. Rich dark chocolate flavour with bourbon and vanilla like a liquor-filled chocolate. Some red fruit notes and a good level of dark chocolate bitterness. Full body, moderate to medium carbonation. Smooth and warm.

4.2
codfishh (202) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bomber, opaque black with thin tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate with booze on the nose. Some light coffee aromas with lots of raisin and dried fruit. Flavor has tons of dark chocolate, some raisiny dried fruit, some cherry flavor. Tastes like a dark chocolate liqueur candy. Full body medium carb. Delicious!

4
Strykzone (7311) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Black with tan foam. Big everything. Booze, too. Huge malts. Dark fruit. Whiskey. A classic but a good one.

4
DialSquare (4988) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bomber from Kroger in Grandview. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Tastes are cocoa, bourbon, just a bit of the peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, syrupy sweet. Slick oily medium to full palate. Well balance, fun sipper.

4
slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
wishing for more barrel influence in this one. I was expecting this to be the runaway as my favorite clown shoes beer, as I love the combo of ingredients and the barrels, but everything (while very nice) was just so...restrained. Smaller of body than expected, but smooth. Alchol comes on the nose and the aftertaste a little. Bitter cocoa, very light spices, roast, and light bourbon and vanilla. Very good, coulda been better."


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