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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
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1,150 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,150
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 104
Gots: 268 | 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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Moo5152

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-14-2013 17:09:54 | More by Moo5152
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Boto

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%

22oz bomber: This one pours an inky, opaque dark brown color. There was a very small brown head on it that didn’t linger long or leave any lacing. The nose is good. Touch of smoke, just a hint of alcohol. Chocolate, dark fruits, hint of spruce: there is a lot going on in there. The taste is good. A bit of a sweetness to it. Some espresso, chocolate, spruce, dark fruits and some bitterness/dryness in the finish. This is really good!

12-13-2013 22:30:40 | More by Boto
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-12-2013 01:16:30 | More by Zonian1
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-08-2013 23:26:45 | More by dcisco44
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-07-2013 22:17:24 | More by Benesi88
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2013 04:41:03 | More by firstlighthiker
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-05-2013 17:57:12 | More by Eighty
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27%

12-05-2013 04:07:23 | More by Mugenlude
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

12-03-2013 23:18:02 | More by Moses_Malone
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-03-2013 18:25:46 | More by Bjlps
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured a blackish body with one finger tan head and slight lacing around glass. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with some chocolate and a touch of coffee mixed in. Smooth, slightly sweet due to chocolate malts, easy to drink with decent balance, a little bit of caramel and vanilla as well. Not the most active stout but balanced with no overpowering malts and the booziness is kept to a minimum.

12-03-2013 16:03:39 | More by clayrock81
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-02-2013 19:22:45 | More by jmmy3
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-01-2013 23:08:52 | More by NooseJustice
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-01-2013 21:52:23 | More by djaeon
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ryan79

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

12-01-2013 20:33:50 | More by ryan79
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

12-01-2013 09:22:43 | More by schmidtmattsays
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-30-2013 23:08:55 | More by kushlash23
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-30-2013 21:08:07 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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JorSince88

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-30-2013 04:48:26 | More by JorSince88
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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%

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.

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%

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

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%

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.

11-28-2013 04:01:55 | More by jzeilinger
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
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