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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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JTomczak

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-22-2013 05:38:31 | More by JTomczak
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-21-2013 13:25:16 | More by cmdmzmjm
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SMKilp

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-21-2013 01:42:48 | More by SMKilp
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-20-2013 18:34:57 | More by JakeEsterly
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supa0525

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-19-2013 20:55:12 | More by supa0525
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beepill

California

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark, dark brown, as close to black as possible without being black. Solid tan head that started about 2 fingers high, but dissipating quickly to almost no head at all.

S - Coffee, raisins, whiskey, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, and campfire (in the best way possible).

T - Roasty, smokey malt and strong alcohol presence hits at first. Suddenly, sweet maltiness, dark chocolate, roasted espresso beans. Bitter and sweet on the back end. Quite sweet on the lips as well.

M - Thick, syrupy with light carbonation. Alcohol and sweet aftertaste lingers in your mouth.

O - Very good. I would buy again when in the mood for a strong imperial stout. That sais, I think it would be a good idea to sit on this one for a while. I have another one in the cellar that I will pop open sometime in the future. I'm thinking this one will probably age well.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 05:35:24 | More by beepill
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-18-2013 05:38:31 | More by InfragilisBrew
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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

New Hampshire

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
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.