Coconut Sombrero Mexican Style Chocolate Stout

    Review Date 6/28/2020  By John Staradumsky

“Hey Bruguru! We heard you got a can of Clown Shoes Coconut Sombrero Mexican Chocolate Stout from Craftshack! Don’t you get Clown Shoes beers in Georgia?” Fact is, we do get Clown Shoes beers in Georgia my friends, but I will confess I haven’t seen a can of Coconut Sombrero here. Truth be told, I haven’t been out shopping for beer in store since coronavirus struck. Since I was shopping on Craftshack anyway, why not pick up a can? So, I did.

Coconut Sombrero is, of course, a variation on Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero Mexican Style Chocolate Stout, a beer I first enjoyed about 6 years ago. I liked it a lot, and hey, adding coconut can only make it better, right? I just love coconut after all. So, when I saw a friend posted a picture of a can he was enjoying in Honest Craft Beer Reviews, I bumped mine to the head of the line and enjoyed it just the other night.

Clown Shoes says on their website:

Ingredients: Coconut, lactose, vanilla, chocolate and rye malts

The nice part about the Luchador wardrobe is the versatility. Comfortable, breathable, devastating in the ring, and ruthlessly efficient when the occasion calls for beach volleyball. This variation of our Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout adds Coconut into the mix for a smooth and sweet seasonal twist alongside the classic roasted malt and chocolate flavors that define our Sombrero series.

Clown Shoes Coconut Sombrero Mexican Chocolate Stout has an alcohol content of 7% by volume and I paid $4.49 for my pint can. Considering it runs $12.99 a 4-pack at Total Wine, the Craftshack price is not all that bad. My can is stamped “pkg 03/23/20”.

Clown Shoes Coconut Sombrero Mexican Chocolate Stout pours to a jet-black color, though not opaque as it becomes slightly brown when held to the light.  In the nose, there is luscious creamy toasted coconut and dark chocolate. Taking a sip, the beer is smooth and medium to full in body with rich powdery cocoa and dark chocolate notes, a hint of spice, and toasty coconut running throughout. The coconut recurs in the finish and the beer has a roasty chocolate dry end.

Just delicious! I am glad I got to try this and add to my Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero repertoire. It’s a beer I would certainly buy again should I see it here in Georgia.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned