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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,177 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,177
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 109
Gots: 275 | FT: 26
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 superspak
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with Cyde. 22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled 12/2011. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, toffee, wood, smoke, coffee, vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark and roasted malt notes with moderate smoke presence; and good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, light char, wood, smoke, coffee, vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, light char, smoke, coffee, vanilla, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; with moderate smoke balance and zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice smoked imperial stout. All around nice balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the gravity. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jul 25, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into goblet.

A: Pours pitch black with one finger head and nice lacing.

S: Milk chocolate with slight coffee undertones. Some roasted malts in the background.

T: Creamy chocolates mixed with some slight coffee flavors.

M: Very full bodied. Creamy and very carbonated. Coats the tongue nicely.

O: Nice stout. A bit creamy and milky for my taste, but nicely done...

richj1970, Jul 21, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – A slightly translucent black color with a decent chocolate head. Leaves a very nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – Malt, smoke, sweet licorice, and vanilla.

Taste – Tastes very much like it smells, but slightly more bitter than sweet.

Mouthfeel – Creamy and lightly carbonated. Finishes with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden. In fact, this could use a touch more booziness.

Drinkability – This goes down easy for 10% abv. Well done.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Jul 13, 2013
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,177 ratings.