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Undead Party Crasher - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

584 Ratings
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.11%
Wants: 36
Gots: 145 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies by batch.

(Beer added by: Mikecap on 01-25-2014)
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Reviews by Snow81:
Photo of Snow81
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

A- Black, opaque.
S- Chocolate, toffee, raisins.
T- Strong bitter espresso taste followed by slight raisin fruit character. The finish is bitter and alcoholic.
M- Creamy like a milk stout.
O- An awesome brew. I'd drink it, but not for 10$ a pop. I'd go Lagoo Capp Stout. Awesome brew though.

Photo of jlindros
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I loved Vampire Slay... I mean the previous version of this beer, so never got around to reviewing this until now.

Pours a super dark creamy slight fizzy bubbly almost 1 finger head that fades at a slower pace, light lacing but loooooong legs, pitch pitch black color.

Nose brings a great stout aroma, lots of dark malts, some roasty black malt, a little char but not really acrid, charred caramel, with a fluffy nougat, and some very dark cocoa, a little chocolatey biscuit wafer, mild earthy hop note.

Taste brings dark malts again, big time dark malts with lots of roast and black malt, a little acrid this time, with lots of char, charred malt, and a little charred caramel again, toasty caramel and some fluffy nougat. Again that chocolatey biscuit wafer flavor, with a little candy bar but not really sweet, bitter dark malts mostly, and some roasted malt and carafa I think. Mild earthy hop center, with some bitterness kicking in, as well as a creamy cocoa malt center. A mild booze warmth in there, but doesn't seem like a 10% beer, drinks fairly smoothly esp with the creamy chocolate. Finish is dry surprisingly, but a little sticky, nice lingering dark chocolate, a big dark chocolate flavor, with bitterness, a faint booze, more biscuity chocolate wafer, and a little black malt lingering.

Mouth is fuller bod, fairly creamy, lighter but decent enough carbonation, rich and pretty thick, and just a bit of warming booze.

Overall very nice, a great imperial stout with lots of great dark malts, creamy thick and lush, with lots of dark chocolate and cocoa, as well as nice black malts, with just enough char to give a nice flavor without being too acrid, roasty, etc. An enjoyable sipper that still drinks pretty well.

Photo of Neorebel
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Undead Party Crasher appears pitch black and oily, with a light caramel colored head. The initial puff of about a half inch fades to a thin band encircling the glass. Dark and alluring.

The aroma coming off the brew is very lively, despite its name... I sense vanilla creme, malted milk balls, caramel, gourmet chocolate and a hint of coffee bean.

I can't help comparing this to Vampire Slayer, which is one of my favorite Clown Shoes beers I've enjoyed to date. I am pleased to say I think this is even better - more focused tasting... and hard to believe the ABV on this is higher than the aforementioned V.S. As a matter of fact it's so smooth, if I were to guess I would say this is an 8%. I love it when an Imperial Stout is dangerously drinkable...

I still get a sudden dash of something reminiscent of Rauchbier, but it is enveloped and somewhat dismissed by bittersweet chocolate, espresso, and molasses. There is a little bit of a smoky/earthy finish, but It's not terribly drying. It's got a great mouth feel without any booziness hitting you over the head.

Overall, like I said, I think this is very lively and bright for a stout... so in other words, if your thing is milk stouts or sweet stouts, and not imperial stouts, I would expand a little and give this a try... you will be very pleasantly surprised how drinkable and nice this is. It's very safe to say that this is one of the very finest stouts. It's very complex and clean, and clearly crafted by experts. I love it!

Photo of EdwardK77
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Poured a pleasant head that rapidly dissipated over a dark brown to black in color stout.

S- Really nicely pronounced sweet coffee and chocolate, exceptionally rich.

T- The coffee and chocolate that I smell are there for a nice ride in the taste as well, absolutely zero booze burn. This stays delicious throughout the entire sip.

M- Velvety and sticky, luscious would be a fair assessment.

O- I have reviewed a fair amount of high end stouts in the past 6 months or so, this one stands up to the test. It's the kind of beer that makes you want to see what else the brewery has to offer and then drink the hell out of that too.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, oily thick, with a dark tan, bubbly, foamy head. Aromas of bittersweet baker's chocolate, cream sweetness, bitter roasted coffee, subtle boozy notes, vanilla, crème, and earthy notes. Flavors are heavily roasted, with bittersweet chocolate forward, mocha notes, cream and vanilla highlights, earthy tones, hints of booze, and subtle molasses notes. This beer is heavy and tasty. The body is huge, but dry, which increases the drinkability. Wow! The aftertaste is more of the roasted and bitter notes, with chocolate leading the way. The finish is smooth, velvety, but at the very end, turns dry, which teases you to drink more. I should have bought more than one. Wow!!

Photo of BethanyB
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Fat, dark tan head with frosty top that reminds me of Wendy's milkshake. The opaque, deep brown body promises something rich.

Smell: the milkshake theme continues. No doubt about t, this beer's main perfume is that of a milky chocolate shake, with plenty of powdery, malty sweetness. Secondary scents consist of lightly roasted malt, a dash of bourbon, and a petite handful of dates. The combo makes for a simple, yet yummy bouquet

Taste: It starts out as sweet milk chocolate, then roasts its way into delicious mocha as bitterness enters into the finish. There exists a bit of sweetened dark fruit, chocolate covered cherries in particular. Some earthy and spicy hop flavors and The tiniest pinch of white pepper white pepper give the blend a some hoppy liveliness. The bitterness doesn't go above moderate, however. This is a beer that could convert non beer drinkers with a sweet tooth. any girly girl would like this beer

Mouthfeel: Medium-light carbonation and medium-light body feel a bit too sessionable for the style. A satiny texture brings back a bit of luxury.

Overakk: A pretty typical chocolate stout for the most part. And yet, the rich mocha and spicy hop notes make it a little bit more of a standout.

Photo of Men_of_the_Beer
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber, liked the label picture.

Looks pretty consistent with other Stouts, nice dark caramel color head, that hangs around at the edges. I will admit, that type of head on a stout gets me jowls ringing.

Great nose on this one. Coffee, booze, and vanilla in a well balanced way. If you are a fan of Imperial Stouts, then this nose should tingle your spider senses.

Typically I am not a fan at all of carbonation in Stouts, but the carbo in Undead is money. You get lots of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, smoke, and the booze. The carbonation acts like a sandblaster, almost abrasively grinding the flavors down into your taste buds. And I love it. I let it warm up, flavors even out, almost a creamy mouthfeel.

This was a pleasant surprise. I am now a fan.

Photo of Daktyls
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a one finger mocha head that dissipates fairly slowly leaving a fine ring of lace around the outside edge. Some patches of larger bubbles remain. Poured into an SA Perfect Pint glass.

S: Roasted malts are present up front with notes of dark fruits, some light coffee and chocolate notes. A little bit of smoked hickory is present as well.

T: Dark malts are immediately present in the taste, the malts smoked with hickory and ash (per the label) take somewhat of a backburner and are minimally present. There are bready notes and a slight hint of sweetness, maybe vanilla notes. Dark coffee is present on the finish.

M: Slick and viscous on the tongue with a minimal amount of carbonation. This beer definitely hangs around for a while.

O: Overall, very tasty. I would definitely get this one again, worth the price ($9/22oz).

Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours very nearly jet black except for just a faint deep ruby tinge when held to the light,a deep mocha colored half finger head atop.Dark fruits,char,bitter chocolate,and sweet alcohol in the nose,not much smoke but a big brash aroma.Quite dry and charred up front than an onslaught of dark fruit and alcohol sweetness with a hint of vanilla,again not much smoke,but then some earthiness brings back some dryness.Well the label says it's smoked I don't get that element but this is a great stout,with all the flavor components from char to sweet.

Photo of braugon
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of FadetoBock
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In a tulip glass this beer was black in color with a tiny, almost nonexistant tan head.

Nice aroma of chocolate and coffee.

Even better taste. Mostly dark chocolate, but also plenty of sweet chocolate, making it kind of bittersweet. Some espresso coffee.

This was a rich and flavorful stout. One to savor.

Definitely will buy this again.

Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jaywoz
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of mctizzz
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

22oz Bomber.Nice stout with a great kick to it.I could taste a little Chocolate and some Raisins in this.It was going down real good last night listening to some Black Sabbath.Very soild stout with a 11.0 ABV.Give it a try.I would drink again.

Photo of Meyers1023
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Stebow1289
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

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Undead Party Crasher from Clown Shoes
94 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.