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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
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1,169 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 109
Gots: 273 | FT: 25
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 vfgccp
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 2012 bottle, opened Feb 2014.

A - Beautiful stout. Tar black body, almost no highlights. Creamy, dark khaki head with nice retention and ok lace.

S - Deep and roasty. Malted milk balls, toasted oats, toasted white bread, coffee grinds, milk chocolate, molasses.

T - Sweet and smooth with a roast coffee character. Oatmeal, cream, latte, dry grains, malted milk balls, brown sugar, hazelnut.

M - Smooth, silky, medium-full frame.

O - Nice, well balanced, roasty AIS.

vfgccp, Feb 23, 2014
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refractor82, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of cxr1037
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another one from a few nights ago. Going off of some notes I took on BeerCitizen (when will there be a bA app?)

APPEARANCE: All RIS are the same. Black, thick, oily with a slim head. It looks like something that would be drank by a character in a film about slaying vampires (maybe the hero would be drinking this while decimating all the characters of Twilight?)

AROMA: Great, sweet aroma on this. Dark malts, lots of chocolate (milk and baker's chocolate). The alcohol is prominent and there's also some subdued smoke, coming from the malts smoked with hickory, ash, and "vampire killing stakes". I think the smoke is a good addition here.

TASTE: As to be expected with the style, there are sweet malts, dark/milk/baker's chocolate, and some coffee. The smoke is nice - not overbearing, but noticeable. It lingers in the shadows of my palate. Also some low alpha hops are in there among it all. I'm not sure what Holy Water tastes like, but I'll assume it's in there.

MOUTHFEEL: Big bodied and heavy in the mouth. The alcohol feels strong in this one, but it's not too hot. It leaves a nice warming sensation in the throat.

OVERALL: A fantastic Russian Imperial Stout. I've had so many bourbon barrel-aged stouts lately I almost forgot what the regulars tasted like. Solid example of the style, it hits all the right notes, and the subtle addition of smoke adds some depth.

92/100

cxr1037, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Jimsal27
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Jimsal27, Feb 04, 2014
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.