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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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1,124 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,124
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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srandycarter

California

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pretty close to black, not much head, some spotty lace. Tan small ring.

S - Nice. Cocoa. Coffee. Baked goods along the lines of brownies and cc cookies.

T - Taste pretty much emulates smell.

M - Medium to heavy, good carb, pretty good balance.

O - Was hoping for a bit more, but it's pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 04:58:20 | More by srandycarter
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-16-2013 16:47:37 | More by jaxon53
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-16-2013 06:49:00 | More by ambruns1979
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dbkdev

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-16-2013 02:35:08 | More by dbkdev
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Neptune

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-15-2013 20:07:02 | More by Neptune
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-15-2013 18:21:25 | More by Drucifer
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hopsputin

California

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

a: pitch black, slick looking. 2.5 finger solid beige head

s: roasted toasted malts, dark chocolate, some sweet dark fruit - fig, raisin, plum. dark toffee and sweet malt.

t: roasty toasty malt hit you right away. they fade into the sweet malt, fig, dark chocolate, and alcohol. there is a bitterness on the backend that comes from the toasted malts. the alcohol is pretty noticeable - i think this may need some time to cool off

m: heavy, almost syrup-like that coats your mouth.

o: i think this needs some time to let the alcohol mellow. its still an easy drinker, but the alcohol could be a little better harmonized. its not a bad imperial stout, but there are better ones out there

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 05:34:42 | More by hopsputin
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-15-2013 03:47:24 | More by MarkJBurch
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a mini snifter.

A: Very dark brown. Pours a half finger, bubbly, brown-white head. Dissipates quickly leaving a pocket of bubbles and a ring. Spotty lacing.

S: Syrupy malt, dark chocolate, coffee, oak, black licorice, and an indistinct floral sweetness.

T: Bitter and pungent roasted coffee malt. Licorice is prominent, gin or vodka also. Pecan shell.

M: Thick and hearty. The liquor infiltrates the nasal cavity and kind of lingers around. Bitter and dry finish.

D: Sip and savor. The liquor feel will dictate it.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Fair head and minute lacing. Nose is complex combination of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice and something floral...I think. Pungent malt, roasted coffee, and a harsh liquor character. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 02:53:56 | More by bmwats
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-14-2013 07:30:06 | More by VictorWisc
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-14-2013 03:51:16 | More by sparx1100
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emottram

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-13-2013 21:40:42 | More by emottram
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NickBeery

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-13-2013 01:29:00 | More by NickBeery
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-12-2013 18:20:41 | More by InspectorBob
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a slight reddish tint and not much of a head; decent lacing

S: Roasty and slightly smoky malts; some slight booze in the finish

T: Slightly smoked up front with roasted coffee malts; the smoke grows along with the booze; some lingering dark fruits--really nicely done

F: Medium body-- a touch thin on the finish

O: This is a nice, big, smokey beer--I like it quite a bit

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 18:53:04 | More by dbossman
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2013 04:10:46 | More by dmorgan310
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-10-2013 00:39:39 | More by litheum94
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-09-2013 21:34:05 | More by pin
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at The Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bomber into a snifter
2nd Anniversary Ale

APPEARANCE: A black, semi-transparent pour yields a 1+ finger, looser, tan head with good retention. Black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a foamy cap, though only a ring remains until the end leaving no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted notes, dark chocolate, some sweet cream and some smoky notes. Light hints of smoked meat.

TASTE: Roasted and caramel notes, up front with smoked flavors and sweet cream at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish is smoky with smoked meats, roasted and slightly burnt flavors, and some dark, bitter chocolate as balance. Very good and quite well balanced as well. Enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. Solid here.

OVERALL: Really good stuff. I've enjoyed the handful of stouts I've had from Clown Shoes. This one was complex and well balanced, with a good combination of roasted and burnt malts and smoky flavors. Good stuff all around. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 20:34:47 | More by Jeffo
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-09-2013 07:00:12 | More by dominic4beer
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark fruit, chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some molasses, smoked malt and vanilla. Has a good sweet and burnt/roasty flavor overall. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. I think it's an enjoyable brew, I'd buy it again. $10.49 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 22:31:32 | More by bluejacket74
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-08-2013 20:18:08 | More by HowlingTurkey
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JOrtt

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-08-2013 19:15:16 | More by JOrtt
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deeply brown color on the pour. A smaller to medium size head was produced but took some effort. Great lacing.
Aroma is rich and malty. Dark fruits and chocolate hints.
The taste is deeply roasted. I can also taste hints of smoke or char, espresso and chocolate. Anise is very sutle too.
Drinks smooth but not that smooth since I detect some grittiness or ash.
I like it a great find in the back of my frig.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 13:07:24 | More by micromaniac129
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coolandy007

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-06-2013 10:33:29 | More by coolandy007
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.