So, the other half is working late tonight. We never seem to have days where we both work late, it’s always one or the other, which is annoying. Anyways, I’ve been killing time getting through a few Netflix discs on my queue. I finished “Warlords,” which was a World War II documentary that was pretty decent. Now, I’m watching a travel show about England, Ireland and Scotland. While I’m doing this, let’s see how this Clown Shoes beer was…
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Something’s happening, and it involves clown shoes and beer. Clown Shoes? Very long story, but to condense it a group of us submitted the name to the Beer Advocate contest that resulted in The Wrath of Pecant. Our submission didn’t crack the top 5. This burned me up inside. While driving one day the epiphany came: I could make my own Clown Shoes beer. In no way did I expect to create a brand, figuring it would be one batch of beer for fun and then done. But folks are digging the brews and a group of us are having a great time. Clown Shoes has come to mean a lot to me on a lot of levels. Clowns are questionable but the shoes make me laugh. They remind me about humility and to find humor in life. Our mission now is to produce beer without pretension while being free and a little crazy. We hope you enjoy the beers and this site.”
Random: This is the first Clown Shoes brew that I’ve had since they started distributing to New Jersey.
This brew poured with a generous, two finger, thick light brown head that dissipated very slowly. It left thick lacing on the glass. The body was black and no light would pass through it. At the very top, you could see lots of carbonation. The nose had dark chocolate, vanilla and some booze along with ash. The taste had a lot going on. I got dark chocolate and char initially, then as the beer opened, some vanilla was present as well with tobacco and leather. Espresso came through after a few sips too. The body was on the moderate side of the style with high carbonation, which can be distracting in this style, but for this beer, it just worked. The finish was long with espresso and char along with some booze warming. I’ll be honest, I picked the beer up because it had an awesome label, but the stuff inside is just as good. Go grab some!
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0