Clown Shoes/Ipswich, MA
Clown Shoes was founded in December 2009 by beer lovers trying to make work fun again, and the whimsical name and playful label of this offering suggest they are not taking themselves too seriously. Contract-brewed at Ipswich Ale Brewery (Mercury Brewing Company) out of Ipswich, Massachusetts, this American-style porter is made with brown sugar and 200 pounds of freshly roasted pecans sourced from nearby Q's Nuts in Somerville, Massachusetts. It pours an opaque dark brown with a tan head. Both the aroma and flavor are dominated by an earthy, nutty roastiness with more of the pecan flavors coming through as it warms. A chocolate finish that is sweet without being cloying makes this beer an ideal finish to a holiday meal or a liquid dessert on its own.
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