Clown Shoes Exorcism At Sunset

Brewery: Clown Shoes Beer
Country: USA
ABV: 12.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A priestly Party Crasher saw an evil demon strolling by Sunset Grill in Boston, disguised as a dirty cretin sporting Crocs. He caused quite a scene when he whipped out his bible and cast away the evil spirits, but it’s what he had to do. To commemorate the occasion, we aged Undead Party Crasher (our imperial stout) in bourbon barrels for 3 months.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 2nd February 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly but left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak and a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet bourbon, oak and a nice light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A very nice rich and balanced Imperial Stout with the right amount of bourbon notes and good light booze.

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Prairie Deconstructed Bomb! Vanilla

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 11.8%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout Aged on Vanilla.

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Directions continued:
Then layer on the salsa and cheese.
Next add the tomatoes, olives,
onions and cilantro.
Squeeze lime juice over the top
and sprinkle salt and pepper if desired.
Store in the refrigerator until ready
to serve. Serve with fresh tortilla chips!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a half finger mocha brown head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and a light nuttiness.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, with roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and light coffee.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: This was good, but perhaps the only reason I preferred the Coffee version over Vanilla was because this was slightly too sweet for my palate. In the end though, the original was better than any of the deconstructed versions.

Prairie Deconstructed Bomb! Cacao Nibs

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 11.8%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout Aged on Cacao Nibs.

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Directions:
In a small bowl stir together beans,
cream cheese, and taco seasoning.
I like to microwave the cream cheese
for about twenty seconds to soften it.
Spread this onto the bottom of a dish.
Next spread on the sour cream and guacamole.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.85
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A dark dark brown to black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that disappeared almost immediately and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and oak.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, there’s roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, hints of vanilla and a boozy lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was nice, but taste while not bad, was not as good as the Coffee or Vanilla versions. Having said that, the Original was definitely better than the Deconstructed versions.

Prairie Deconstructed Bomb! Chili Peppers

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 11.8%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout Aged on Chili Peppers.

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Ingredients continued:
Three diced roma tomatoes
One four ounce can jalepenos
One fourth cup chopped cilantro
One bunch sliced green onions
One half lime
Salt and pepper
Tortilla chips

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A dark dark brown to black in colour with a near one finger mocha brown head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, toffee and light chili spice.
Taste: Roasty malts, light sweetness, chocolate, light lasting chili spice and bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The chili spice had a nice kick to it, but I was missing the nice stronger coffee notes that were present in the original Bomb!.

Prairie Deconstructed Bomb! Coffee

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 11.8%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout Aged on Coffee.

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Ingredients:
One thirty-one ounce can refried beans
One eight ounce package cream cheese
One package of taco seasoning
One and one half cups sour cream
Two cups guacamole
One and one half cups chunky medium salsa
One cup shredded cheddar cheese

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves only sparse spotty to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and light nuttiness.
Taste: Roasty malts, roasted coffee, sweet chocolate and toffee with a hint of bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A nice Imperial Stout, but I prefer the original Bomb! more. Having said that, this was the best of the Deconstructed lineup.