1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

Not Rated.
Vampire SlayerVampire Slayer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,132 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 98
Gots: 258 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

In a world full of uncertainty, hardship, and people trying to hold us back, do we need Vampires, too? Clown Shoes says, “No! Die, monsters, die!”

Our second anniversary ale incorporates signature dark malts, holy water, and malt smoked locally with hickory, ash, and vampire killing stakes.

(Beer added by: Gushue3 on 12-31-2011)
View: Beers (27) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,132 | Reviews: 270 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
Photo of Thehuntmaster
Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle 10,0% Abv.
Served chilled and split between a wine glass and a snifter.
Bottled: 02/2012

Appearance: Vampire Slayer appears pitch black in the glass, with a back light revealing only a sliver of deep red along the edge of the glass. A rough pour yields a large darker tan coloured head that lasts fairly well and leaves a few small patches of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Based on the description on the bottle I was expecting a smoke / roasted malt centered beer, however my first few sniffs indicate that this will not be the case. Rich dark chocolate and sweet creamy caramel dominate the nose with roasted malt, smoke and dark fruits present in smaller quantities.

Taste: The flavour isn't quite as sweet as the nose suggested, however it still leans towards the sweet chocolatey side as opposed to roasted and smokey. Notes include: Dark chocolate, sweet caramel, some brown sugar, roasted malt and a little smoke. The finish is lightly bitter and there is no trace of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied with a medium-high level of fantastically smooth carbonation.

Overall: I haven't had Vampire slayer fresh, but this bottle was absolutely delicious so I can't imagine the age did anything but improve it! I will have to get a hold of a fresh bottle to see if this is indeed the case.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 11:52:38 | More by Thehuntmaster
More User Reviews:
Photo of Bjorn2bWild
Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-29-2014 16:48:13 | More by Bjorn2bWild
Photo of seavercm
seavercm

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-28-2014 15:58:33 | More by seavercm
Photo of Stoutmeister
Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-26-2014 13:34:43 | More by Stoutmeister
Photo of Heffastera
Heffastera

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-26-2014 05:46:37 | More by Heffastera
Photo of RyanByorick
RyanByorick

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-25-2014 23:22:32 | More by RyanByorick
Photo of AleHunter805
AleHunter805

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-25-2014 00:43:50 | More by AleHunter805
Photo of JuanAlberto
JuanAlberto

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-24-2014 18:30:48 | More by JuanAlberto
Photo of mostfadedone
mostfadedone

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-23-2014 19:10:43 | More by mostfadedone
Photo of Lak9ers
Lak9ers

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-22-2014 20:36:06 | More by Lak9ers
Photo of lpotter
lpotter

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-21-2014 14:36:37 | More by lpotter
Photo of LarryMyers
LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-18-2014 22:09:34 | More by LarryMyers
Photo of DavidMiller77
DavidMiller77

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-17-2014 19:53:14 | More by DavidMiller77
Photo of MalibuKenny
MalibuKenny

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-16-2014 13:09:19 | More by MalibuKenny
Photo of TigerOwl
TigerOwl

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-15-2014 03:48:43 | More by TigerOwl
Photo of SHODriver
SHODriver

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle was purchased sometime last year

A: poured into a snifter to a deep black with a one finger tan head that is slow to fade and leaves good lacing
S: smells of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a little smoke
T: taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and just a hint of smoke. swallow is roasted malt, chocolate and more smoke with a little coffee
M: this beer is on the heavy side with a smooth and silky mouthfeel. carbonation is there but is very subdued while the finish is just slightly on the drying side
O: This is a fantastic beer with great flavors and a killer mouthfeel. This one nails it in the American Imperial Stout category.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 02:09:38 | More by SHODriver
Photo of cavmacb2s
cavmacb2s

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-13-2014 01:20:13 | More by cavmacb2s
Photo of HopSavant
HopSavant

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2014 15:05:41 | More by HopSavant
Photo of ROBSTARR
ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2014 02:38:31 | More by ROBSTARR
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into pint glass

A- dark as the night that spawns the undead. Thin tan head.
S- Roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate
T - rich, roasted malt start...sweet coco finish
M - medium... Could be a bit thicker, but i like me thick
O- Nice stout for the price. Rich and malty... I could swear coco nibs were involved

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 00:30:14 | More by PBRmeasap1980
Photo of GClarkage
GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2014 05:49:38 | More by GClarkage
Photo of Thishops4u
Thishops4u

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-01-2014 21:29:50 | More by Thishops4u
Photo of Can_has_beer
Can_has_beer

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-01-2014 14:43:02 | More by Can_has_beer
Photo of Dave2234
Dave2234

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-01-2014 00:57:09 | More by Dave2234
Photo of abuono
abuono

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

06-29-2014 17:05:32 | More by abuono
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.