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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,184 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 273
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled dated 12/27/12

A: pours black with 1 finger off white head which settles quickly leaving nice lacing.

S: some chocolate, malty, smells like a lot of barrel-aged stouts I've had, although it's not BA.

T: wow, tastes like a barrel aged stout! Lots of malt anf chocolate, but some oak and brown liquor as well. Very nice.

M: a little thin for such a big tasting stout, but it didn't detract from the overall experience for me.

O: So glad I bought 3 of these. This was nice with 7 months on it, hopefully it will continue to improve.

Casey3236, Aug 08, 2013
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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.

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Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.