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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 113
Gots: 276 | FT: 27
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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Photo of CharlesRamsey
3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Like Kim Kardasian, looks are deceiving. A full body apperance, with a trunk full of junk. That is a little too harsh as i know how well reviewed this offering is, but you get my point. Flavor complexities that still need to be worked out, with high points of coffee grinds, burnt chocolate but a thin, syrupy mouthfeel that missed the richness of some others. The dark, thin head stayed, with low carbonation that needed more balance for me to want to try it again.

CharlesRamsey, May 17, 2013
Photo of SweetBrown
3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I don't always drink stout, but when I do, it will most likely not be another Vampire Slayer. The color was a mix of dark raspberry and dark roast coffee beans, with a thin layer of foam, which on looks alone, seemed very promising. However, upon first sip, I found it somewhat syrupy and not as smooth as its looks, with taste notes that was a cross between black licorice and soy sauce. This was not a thirst quencher, but more like a meal. For these same reasons, it's probably a great drink for those who appreciate a good hearty imperial stout. As a fan of True Blood, glad I tried it, but may have been too big of a bite for this IPA-er.

SweetBrown, May 17, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.2/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black with a coffee ice cream head. Bubbly like a cauldron.

Smells roasty, dark and acrid with sugary edges. More burnt wood than smoke. Tastes like roast malt chocolate frozen yogurt. Char in back gets to be a bit much. Not bad but I can think of 20 imperial stouts available at my local beer store that are better than this.

There's a big hubbub over the use of holy water in this beer. I don't know that it's any different than a kosher Hebrew beer but my girlfriends Catholic and says it is.

donkeyrunner, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Trashcat, Nov 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

schmidtmattsays, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Danielr26, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

jerefreakinmiah, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of CJS
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

CJS, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Rons35
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Rons35, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

abuono, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

dorkinajeep, Nov 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

AnalogErik, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

hoppyboy69, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a small tan head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts, some honey and a little cardboard.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malt with a lot of roast (bitter with some coffee) and a little vinous alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent imperial stout.

Beaver13, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of AlexChillton
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

AlexChillton, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

dumptruck81, May 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ChrisChagnon, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

trevorpost, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

cmdmzmjm, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

IdrinkGas, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

jmilo64, Apr 12, 2013
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.