Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero

Clown Shoes! Yes, I’m excited to try this beer. I love Clown Shoes beer and it’s even more special because I can’t get it in New Jersey. I also find their labels incredibly playful and some of the best in the business. Plus, if you want to give me a beer that throws some chile peppers in? I’m a happy beer drinker to say the least…

ABV: 9%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery
website, “Roasted dark malts plus extra chocolate malts plus ancho chile plus cinnamon plus vanilla extract plus a chocolate loving, beer drinking, Clown Shoes wearing, multi-limbed, gorgeous and glorious Mexican wrestler on the label. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!”

Random: I’m totally down with the luchador on the label.

This brew poured with a thick, two finger tan head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body is a dark black with no visible carbonation throughout the dark body. The nose had Mexican chocolate, cinnamon and lots of ancho chiles. On first sip, my first reaction is where are the chiles? There was lots of Mexican chocolate and cinnamon up front with roasted malts as well. As soon as the sip started to finish, there was a nice ancho chile warming at the back of my throat. The booze was invisible on this one as well. The body is thick with moderate to high carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. The finish was long with anchos and cinnamon. Is this a beer I could drink everyday? No, but for a treat, this beer is almost like dessert. Go grab this now!

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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