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Undead Party Crasher - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
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1,620 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,620
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 117
Gots: 284 | FT: 28
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:
Formerly: Vampire Slayer

(Beer added by: Gushue3 on 12-31-2011)
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22oz bottle date 3/17/14.
Dark-black color in nature with a pretty big creamy mocha-colored head most likely due to the unintended aggressive pour. No lacing to speak along the glass. Smell of licorice, chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruits are noticeable in the aroma. Nice, big flavor of dark cocoa, coffee, and anise. Taste of some bitter hops are present too but in a good way. Really smooth; like velvet. Thick, creamy, smooth and so easy to drink. Picked this up on a whim cause of the really sweet label and now glad I grabbed two of these. My first Clown Shoes brew and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend this to any Imperial Stout lover!

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4.91/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Notes: Bottled 11/09/12. Serving at 40 degrees in a brandy snifter.

Appearance:
Pitch black body allows zero light to penetrate its walls. Head is a bit disappointing - started with a finger-thick, beige head that disappears quickly but managed to leave a bit of lacing behind. When tilting the glass reveals some nice legs.

Aroma:
An elegant array of smoked wood and toasty malts. Upfront you're greeted with a smoked hickory character that blends beautifully with a rich cocoa character. Bold coffee notes

Taste:
A lot of what was found in the nose can be found in the taste - bursting full of character, this one is! Vibrant cocoa laced with light, tart cherries hits right up front with a bitter bite that is spot on for the style. It's a bit sweet but it's not overkill. Plenty of peat on the finish and in the aftertaste. It's hard to believe this is 10% ABV as their is only the slightest burn on the tail end. Wow.

Mouthfeel:
Full bodied with light carbonation. Stupidly smooth - seriously, how can this be 10%? Semi-sweet finish is laced with rainbows and puppies. Joking aside, this is perfect!

Overall:
If there is such thing as the perfect imperial stout, in my eyes, this is it! This beer truly left me in awe. This bottle made it's way to my cellar from Alabama over a year ago when Clown Shoes wasn't available here in Iowa - oh how things change. Clown Shoes is now readily available here and if this beer is any indication of the quality they're capable of producing, consider me a fan for life. This is art, no question about it. With a few small tweaks to encourage head retention, this would be perfect! Do yourself a favor and grab this if you see it - you will not be disappointed!

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Bottled December, 2011

Black. No light shines through. Big milk chocolate head. Tons of lace!

Smells of chocolate, roast, and smoke.

The taste is an amazing combo of sweet milk chocolate, dark chocolate, balancing bitterness, and the hickory smoke shines through.

Thick and creamy.

I have enjoyed all I have tried from Clown Shoes so far. This might be the best one yet!

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Undead Party Crasher from Clown Shoes
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