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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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1,065 Ratings
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Ratings: 1065
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%


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:
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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Reviews by acevenom:
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours black with a finger-length tan head. There are some visible bubbles along the underside of the head and along the side of the glass. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass as the head dissipates. There are aromas of dark roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, and some of that 10% alcohol comes up to the nose. I get some of that smoke as well from the smoked malt. The flavors are very complex in this stout. There's nice dark roasted malt flavor with creamy chocolate, black coffee, dates, smoked malt, and some alcohol. It's a wonderfully balanced flavor. The body is full with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation is moderate. This is a very easy beer to drink despite the alcohol presence. This is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 01:19:34 | More by acevenom
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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark brown to black color with a finger of beige head. There is a slight roastiness to the nose. The flavor profile leads and finishes with healthy roast and the finish has a sweet quality to it. The body is robust and substantial, but this offering is not quite as big as the best double stouts around.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Dark body, almost pitch black, in fact all light seems to get trapped in its inner core much like a black hole. The head is a nice thick and fluffy tan organism that reminds me of the sirens of old, singing to me as if to draw me in just to feed on me.
Smell:
The aroma dark and sweet, heavy with coffee and chocolate, mild figs and light raisin. The alcohol is nicely drawn out.
Taste:
A strong coffee and chocolate flavor dominates the palate, sweetness completely envelopes your tongue.
Mouthfeel:
This is a full bodied ale, thick and warming to the drink
Overall:
Smooth, relaxing and fun to drink, this is a good stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.