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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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1,131 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 98
Gots: 257 | FT: 24
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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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-29-2013 16:52:36 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a poco grande glass. Bottled on 06/04/2013.

A- Dark black body with a 2 finger foamy head. No light shines through when held up to the light.

S-Licorice, dark fruits, char, roasted dark malts, bittersweet chocolate.

T/M-Roast, chocolates, licorice, espresso, prune juice. Light carbonation. Alcohol is hidden really, only shows up once it warms up with a slight burn in the back of the throat.

O-A decent imperial stout that was much better than I expected. Even though the licorice is dominant to me I still really enjoyed this and plan on buying another bottle to cellar for a year or 2 to see how it may mature.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 23:43:39 | More by jhartley
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-28-2013 23:22:28 | More by Denzo
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LA_Hue24

California

4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: poured a really dark amber (looks black) into a glass (not sure of the name) got a nice 2" foamy head, light brown in color. Head settles into a nice ring with a light lace in the middle. At this point I unexplicably have a boner.

Smell: definately Kona coffee with a boozy essence, with hints of vanilla. I took several good whiffs to pick up the scent but it wasnt very aromatic.

Taste: surprisingly sweet almost like licorice very boozy. As it warms up the chocolate and.coffee flavor comes out with a bit of vanilla. Definately taste better warm.

Mouthfeel: syrupy full mouth feel with warm finish

Overall: good stout must be the holy water that adds the kick to it

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 20:39:39 | More by LA_Hue24
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-28-2013 04:47:13 | More by Houser
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In review is a 2012 vintage.

A - Pours dark, dark black with a thin toffee colored lacing ring and very thick and viscous looking when the glass is swirled, nice legs.

S - Dark roast aroma with slight booziness, vanilla, some sweet chocolate molasses, and cream.

T - Taste is predominantly dark chocolate molasses, roast, dark fruit, with some alcohol effervescence.

M - Incredibly thick and slippery with a full body, a little syrupy..

O - After sitting for a year and a half it's not bad, next time 'will open when younger.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 04:01:55 | More by jzeilinger
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-27-2013 21:46:38 | More by tobelerone
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Ironbuddha

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2013 20:06:36 | More by Ironbuddha
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toomuchhops

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-26-2013 08:55:09 | More by toomuchhops
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-25-2013 00:05:17 | More by waiting4lunch
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ExpendableCrewman

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-23-2013 22:24:18 | More by ExpendableCrewman
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer

Appearance: dark brown, some good lacing, and a small head.

Smell: molasses, brown sugar, and a light vanilla.

Taste: light brown sugar, nice warm barley, and a sweet molasses finish.

Mouthfeel: chewy-yet-smooth medium body.

Overall:
This is a really nice stout. It is very pleasant. There is a slight sweetness in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 07:05:28 | More by megahurts4
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-22-2013 05:40:28 | More by XmnwildX12
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-22-2013 02:41:16 | More by MNBeer1017
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-21-2013 18:01:45 | More by Kmlund
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-21-2013 14:23:09 | More by Davepoolesque
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-21-2013 05:20:05 | More by GABrew
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-18-2013 13:54:58 | More by pourmeadrink
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-17-2013 03:50:19 | More by ToddHolder
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty dark-looking brew. Looks about black. Head is a thin disc of microbubbles.

Dark chocolate liqueur, licorice, dark roast, light smokiness, and hints of dark fruits. Delicious aroma.

Boozy, yes... tasty, absolutely. Dark chocolate and licorice with an immense roast character, despite easy semi-sweetness. Still smoky and slightly caramelly, in a dark way. Reminscent of black cherry, raisin, and oakwood. Fantastic stuff.

The body is rather hefty, but remarkably drinkable. The carb is of token strength. Really appropriate feel, if not surprisingly so.

I love partially smoky imperial stouts. This one is no exception. And, all the other components are 'plus'. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2013 03:53:27 | More by thecheapies
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-14-2013 14:07:23 | More by mmulebarn
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2013 02:38:48 | More by KeyWestGator
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-13-2013 21:48:04 | More by Keiferfillinger
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large dark tan head.
Nose shows vanilla, roasted malt, spicy hops, oatmeal and milk chocolate.
Flavours include a strong sweetness, vanilla, spicy hops, alcohol, chocolate liqueur and hazelnuts. Good stuff.
Nice moderate carbonation and syrupy body.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2013 04:24:30 | More by CrazyDavros
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-13-2013 02:59:17 | More by wtkphoto
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.