Clown Shoes Rexx
Clown Shoes Rexx is an Imperial Red Ale comes in at 12% ABV and is aged in Heaven Hill and Four Roses bourbon barrels.
The beer pours with a reddish brown color, pretty off white head that fades to little fluffy layer on top of my glass. The aroma is fantastic, in fact it reminds me of one of my all time favorite beers, Founders Backwoods Bastard. Rich caramel and toffee and a big blast of bourbon. The taste is on par with Backwoods as well. Sweet and bourbon barrel forward but in the best of ways. More sweetness from some toffee and caramel, vanilla, a tiny bit of cherry and generic dark fruits, more bourbon, a good dose of alcohol burn, and finally a hint of dry/woody oak on the finish.
Clown Shoes is making some great beer, but when they hit it out of the park it goes ALL THE WAY out of the park. Much like when I first had Billionaire, I am going to have to scrape up a few bucks to get some more of this!