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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
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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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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-26-2013 15:40:47 | More by IcemanCometh
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deac83

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-26-2013 02:37:18 | More by deac83
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Vec2267

Florida

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - jet black with ample tan head, great lacing

S - heavy roast, smoke, fruit, booze

T - cocoa, molasses, char, dark fruits (cherries/plums), a sour note probably from the char keeps this well balanced and adds a great deal of complexity

M - medium to full, not in the least bit syrupy

O - a very complex beer, the smoke adds some accents without detracting from the stout base

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 00:25:27 | More by Vec2267
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barefoot71

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-25-2013 21:07:32 | More by barefoot71
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-24-2013 01:27:33 | More by markgugs
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Absolut

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-23-2013 19:38:57 | More by Absolut
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NightNyx

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-22-2013 23:33:48 | More by NightNyx
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-20-2013 18:53:45 | More by xseanprimex
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BrewTasting

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-20-2013 18:40:14 | More by BrewTasting
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-20-2013 14:58:38 | More by roblund
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-19-2013 14:26:44 | More by drgonzo2k2
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beechner224

Florida

4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large pint glass. Pours rich black with just enough head. Looks like a large stout should. On smell I get chocolate, caramel, and coffee - very nice.

On first sip it is really good. I still get the chocolate and coffee. It is nicely balanced and mouthfeel is lighter than you would expect. There are several light flavors in there: vanilla, hint of booze, and very smooth.

Starting to really like clown shoes - several of there latest samplings have been great.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 22:27:28 | More by beechner224
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dertyd

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-18-2013 07:30:16 | More by dertyd
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CharlesRamsey

California

3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Like Kim Kardasian, looks are deceiving. A full body apperance, with a trunk full of junk. That is a little too harsh as i know how well reviewed this offering is, but you get my point. Flavor complexities that still need to be worked out, with high points of coffee grinds, burnt chocolate but a thin, syrupy mouthfeel that missed the richness of some others. The dark, thin head stayed, with low carbonation that needed more balance for me to want to try it again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2013 02:00:37 | More by CharlesRamsey
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SweetBrown

California

3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I don't always drink stout, but when I do, it will most likely not be another Vampire Slayer. The color was a mix of dark raspberry and dark roast coffee beans, with a thin layer of foam, which on looks alone, seemed very promising. However, upon first sip, I found it somewhat syrupy and not as smooth as its looks, with taste notes that was a cross between black licorice and soy sauce. This was not a thirst quencher, but more like a meal. For these same reasons, it's probably a great drink for those who appreciate a good hearty imperial stout. As a fan of True Blood, glad I tried it, but may have been too big of a bite for this IPA-er.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2013 01:45:50 | More by SweetBrown
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tweezer159

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-12-2013 18:40:23 | More by tweezer159
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Ford

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-12-2013 02:46:30 | More by Ford
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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-12-2013 01:44:59 | More by JandJMD
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-11-2013 01:24:05 | More by freewill35
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-10-2013 18:47:40 | More by JamesStreet
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-10-2013 16:28:44 | More by twenty5
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-10-2013 12:00:09 | More by Rwalford74
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funhog

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-10-2013 03:47:07 | More by funhog
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tvl89

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-08-2013 03:57:53 | More by tvl89
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-06-2013 13:55:21 | More by klmcmachen
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.