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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
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1,125 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,125
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 96
Gots: 253 | 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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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
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-11-2013 23:58:51 | More by jaycar06
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice black pour, with a tan head, which is not too thick.

The scent is not particularly strong, considering this beers octane, though there's a chance I'm losing my sense of smell.

The flavor is...well...unbalanced. It's got that bitterness you'd expect from an imperial stout, but the body is a bit lacking. It's also lacking in the complexity one has come to expect in the genre.

It's not a bad beer, but it's got a lot of, if you'll pardon the pun, stiff competition. Perhaps barrel-aging might help...when it returns as the Undead Party Crasher.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 01:08:54 | More by DrinkNewport
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-08-2013 23:45:21 | More by krome
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-08-2013 03:26:29 | More by KevinDanger23
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-08-2013 01:37:21 | More by Fcolle2
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AmericanSpeller

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-07-2013 22:41:57 | More by AmericanSpeller
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,125 ratings.