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Hammer Of The Holy - Clown Shoes

Not Rated.
Hammer Of The HolyHammer Of The Holy

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 33
Gots: 38 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hammer of the Holy, an American Imperial Stout aged in 40-year old Jamaican rum barrels, incorporates holy water, signature dark malts, and malt smoked with vampire killing stakes. Dear Undead, "Die, monsters, die!"

(Beer added by: jim_carignan on 11-23-2013)
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-23-2014 13:33:03 | More by jakea
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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-25-2014 00:44:30 | More by AleHunter805
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-21-2014 14:38:53 | More by CaptainPancakes
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-20-2014 03:03:37 | More by KAF
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-19-2014 23:09:29 | More by RMoeNay
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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kenzilka007

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2014 17:24:50 | More by kenzilka007
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-12-2014 02:43:34 | More by ROBSTARR
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TGanyone

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-06-2014 02:41:55 | More by scott2269
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Brutus627

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Dave11899

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-18-2014 00:53:22 | More by mctizzz
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very black. Beautiful

Nose: Very light in general. Heavy on the chocolate, roasted malt and coffee notes. Medium on rum, general booze and vanilla. Light, light soy sauce.

Taste: Follows the nose almost to a tee. The barrel treatment is delicate and compliments the base beer rather that covering it up or detracting from it.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ to Heavy, quite thick. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall: Very, very nice beer. Beautiful barrel treatment of the right base beer. Not a common occurrence in the beer world today. Recommended and a certain re-buy.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 23:59:10 | More by Rekrule
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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I guess I prefer my stouts to taste more dessert like aka chocolate, nut, and coffee notes. But the Hammer of the Holy does have a nice complexity to it. I definitely get the smoke flavor, the rum barrel, not so much. Maybe it's because of the rums I'm familiar with, lend themselves with more dessert-y flavors. There is a nice a fruitiness to this stout though - think of chocolate covered raisins.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 22:08:57 | More by iheartmyTHO
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smccann

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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srb176

Ohio

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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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rspauldi

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-26-2014 19:38:51 | More by Duff27
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-26-2014 19:28:00 | More by egrace84
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/18/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, raisin, vanilla, oak, rum, dark bread, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, rum barrel, and light-moderate smoke notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, raisin, molasses, vanilla, oak, rum, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, raisin, molasses, vanilla, oak, rum, light smoke, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, rum barrel, and light-moderate smoke flavors; with a great malt/barrel flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, silky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent rum barrel aged imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, rum barrel, and light-moderate smoke flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 04:27:36 | More by superspak
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-15-2014 13:31:26 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Hammer Of The Holy from Clown Shoes
93 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.