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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,125 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,125
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 96
Gots: 253 | 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)
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UTCengOwl

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked the Blaecorn Unidragon and saw this sitting on the shelves at Specs. Had to try it out. Still looking for the right pun to describe the beer... Holy Cow? Still, I'll definitely recommend this beer to my coworker who loves smoked beers. Served from a 22 oz. bomber into my Great Divide glass.

The beer pours without much of a head, even with a vigorous effort. The beer looks dry and a little flat. Not the best look for a RIS.

The smell has that sweetness found in Blaecorn. Nice. Accompanying that is a roasted smokiness. Not necessarily like a rauch type smell, but still dark and smoky. I was expecting a bit more of a campfire, so this balance and subtlety is a nice change.

The taste is also well balanced. The smoke is a nice complement to the RIS. Occasionally bacony. Occasionally soft. It's well balanced. However, I'm not sure that I get much from the rest of the beer. Sure, it's a RIS. Sure, it's good. However, the non-smoky elements aren't specifically fantastic.

There was a shot here for a much higher score, but for some reason, I'm just not feeling the whole package the way I want to. That said, it's an interesting effort and I will recommend it to friends.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 02:27:06 | More by UTCengOwl
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Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,125 ratings.