What We’re Drinking: Clown Shoes’ Exorcism at Sunset

Brewery: Clown Shoes

Name: Exorcism at Sunset

Style: Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

ABV: 12.5%

IBU: Couldn’t find this but I’d say it’s around 20

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Look: Dark, dark, dark (nearly black) brown with a little bit of foamy tan head.

Smell: A big punch of bourbon barrel up front combined with some intense chocolate.

Taste: Lots of roasted malts up front with a chocolaty finish, doesn’t taste overly alcoholic at all.

Feel: Despite the nearly pitch black coloring this is deceptively mild up front with a lingering coating that stays for a good amount of time.

Overall: Clown Shoes has thrown their Undead Party Crasher into some bourbon barrels, making an already great beer De-Lic-Ious! (Though I do have a self confessed sweet spot for anything barrel aged).  This thing is DANGEROUS! It’s got all the characteristics of a barrel aged imperial stout EXCEPT the overly think mouth feel.  This makes it incredibly drinkable but, at a whopping 12.5%, you need to be careful!  I’m halfway through my first glass and already feeling it… The barrel and chocolate play well on the nose and tongue and linger long enough to entice you to keep coming back for more.

On a side note, I think Clown Shoes may be my favorite brewery.  I have yet to find a beer by them that I don’t like and the art on their labels is always superb!

-R

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