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Flight Of The Pimp
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Style | ABV
American Strong Ale
Limited (brewed once).
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
Some pimps walk. Some pimps strut. Some pimps run from the law. This pimp, a blend of Pimp and Knob Creek bourbon barrel aged Blaecorn Unidragon, rides between giant wings as they flap through a fiery night sky.
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a very dark brown, almost porter-ish. Huge and dense milk chocolate colored head. Fades very slowly, leaving a fluffy wall of lacing on 75% of the glass. Head never seems to fully fade. Top notch.
S: Hmm some chocolate initially. Then some roasted malt char and some stronger toasted malt ...toastiness. Quite nutty. Not much bourbon, just a bit of toffee but the base beer has a lot of that anyway. I get the slightest hint of coffee here and there.
T: Wonderful toasted malt and nuts mixed with a mild roasted malt character. Again, mainly dark chocolate from the toasted malt with the slightest hints of bitter coffe and char. Mild toffee throughout. Drying oak in the aftertaste along with a bit of earthy and coffee bitterness. Brown ale elements aren't quite so harsh like in the base beer, especially as it warms and the roasted malt character becomes stronger and stronger.
M: Heavy, mild carbonation. Silky.
O: I'm not sure what the ratio was that they used to mix the two beers to make this one, but I'm going to guess that it was mostly Pimp. Probably 2/3 to 3/4 Pimp in fact. There is very little bourbon element which is a shame since Knob Creek is one of my favorites. There is however a mild roasted malt element from the Blaecorn Unidragon which adds some nice balance to the otherwise dominating toasted malt/nuttiness of the original brew. It not only adds balance but additional complexity. It basically makes the beer 10% better in every way so I really can't complain. I think it would have been amazing if they had barrel aged the blend, instead of just the minority portion of the blend. The bourbon would have really come through and I bet this would have been stunning. Having said that, I don't mean to badmouth the brew, it is one of the best browns I've ever had. Flavorful, bold, complicated and surprisingly balanced. It helps that I'm a big fan of stouts and brown ales.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2012 04:07:10 |
More by Dope
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Flight of The Pimp!!!
Fantastic label art as usual.
This is the best beer I have tried from Clown Shoes so far, and I am a fan of theirs. Pours a rich mahogany color with a decent sized head. Smells of chocolate, caramel, oak and bourbon, so it smells great! Taste is a blend of a ridiculous amount of flavors that are surprisingly well balanced: smoke, oak, wood, bourbon, chocalte, dark fruit,and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is rich but dry, a great, great, great beer!
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2012 11:58:47 |
More by angusblackheart
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Split a 22 oz bottled poured into a duvel glass.
A: pours a dark dark/brown black... Much like regular pimp, witha finger if mocha head, that dissapates quickly and leavs a bit of lacing.
S; earthy nutty brownness nvery similar to the the regular pimp. A bit f chOcolate there too. Faint burbon but really not anything to powerful here....
T; much like the regular pimp, earthy nutty chocolaty malts... There is a bit of depth and a touch of burbon here but other then that much like the original. Deffinatly could have used more burbon.
M: medium body with medium carbonation, I wish this was a little thicker... A bit dry in the finish... Drinkable for abv.
O: I'm a little dissapointed with this one... I was hoping for more burbon and a little more heft in the bottom, very similar to the regular pimp... Could have def used more blaecorn.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2012 01:32:29 |
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