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Undead Party Crasher - Clown Shoes

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1,735 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,735
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 128
Gots: 359 | FT: 33
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:
Beer added by: Gushue3 on 12-31-2011

Formerly: Vampire Slayer
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Ratings: 1,735 | Reviews: 339
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with slightly reddish highlights. Quarter inch mocha head which fades quickly to the rim and a very thin cap leaving spotty lace.

N: Dark chocolate and cocoa powder, vanilla, roast, charred wood, some coffee and faint dark fruits.

T: Smoky, char, roasty, wood, cocoa powder. More smoke on warming and vanilla fades.

M: Full body and moderate carbonation. Oily, slick and sweetish, smoky finish.

O: Addition of Vampire killing stakes takes this to another level. Die Vampires!

Photo of Smurf2055
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received in a trade out of a bottle.

Pours black with a finger of tannish head, typical of an imperial stout.

Smell is a lot of chocolate, malt, cinnamon, and coffee.

Taste is smooth fruity, espresso and a bit of chocolate

Very drinkable, smooth.

Pretty good.

Photo of Dogzbone
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dav2080
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of IcemanCometh
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Vec2267
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - jet black with ample tan head, great lacing

S - heavy roast, smoke, fruit, booze

T - cocoa, molasses, char, dark fruits (cherries/plums), a sour note probably from the char keeps this well balanced and adds a great deal of complexity

M - medium to full, not in the least bit syrupy

O - a very complex beer, the smoke adds some accents without detracting from the stout base

Photo of barefoot71
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of markgugs
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Absolut
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of NightNyx
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of xseanprimex
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BrewTasting
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of roblund
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of beechner224
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large pint glass. Pours rich black with just enough head. Looks like a large stout should. On smell I get chocolate, caramel, and coffee - very nice.

On first sip it is really good. I still get the chocolate and coffee. It is nicely balanced and mouthfeel is lighter than you would expect. There are several light flavors in there: vanilla, hint of booze, and very smooth.

Starting to really like clown shoes - several of there latest samplings have been great.

Photo of dertyd
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CharlesRamsey
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Photo of SweetBrown
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of twenty5
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Undead Party Crasher from Clown Shoes
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