Year of New Beer: The Exorcism of Rich Ackerman, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written By: Dion on 12/24/2018

Truth in advertising as the label proclamation of coffee, vanilla, and cocoa nibs comes through in the aroma, riding an undercurrent of bourbon and caramel. Flavors are bold and rich with a charred bread crust and bitter chocolate leading the way. Warmth brings in dark fruit and a velvety sweet layer of vanilla. Bourbon and oak blend well with a subtle coffee roast. Possibly a bit thin, but still a nice beer.