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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,114
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 95
Gots: 252 | 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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abrand

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-04-2013 22:49:41 | More by abrand
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aleslover

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-04-2013 21:58:41 | More by aleslover
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-03-2013 01:37:55 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-03-2013 01:26:15 | More by Seakyden
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DioS

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-02-2013 19:01:34 | More by DioS
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-27-2013 00:51:31 | More by Lambocalrisien
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-26-2013 22:56:44 | More by ScottP
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-24-2013 18:43:40 | More by wisrarebeer
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GTaylorjr

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

03-24-2013 16:11:21 | More by GTaylorjr
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Portion of a 22 oz bottle into a Hunahpu's snifter (Momar42 to the rescue!) From notes.

A: Pours a very dark brown color. The tan-colored head had no real chance to form given the smallish pour.

S: Notes of soy, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, and smoke abound. Really a nice aroma in general.

T: A smoky opening turns chocolaty in the midtaste and finishes with licorice and umami qualities. Nothing crazy, but a damn solid smoked IS.

M: It could use a bit more density and creamy smoothness. On the plus side, the alcohol is hidden from the palate quite well.

O: This one is very good, but not great. I prefer Blaecorn Unidragon to this.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 07:30:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-24-2013 03:17:49 | More by Sparky44
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Zorro

California

3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown ale with a normal sized brown colored head.

Smell is sweet and malty with a strong Kahlua aroma. Booze and patent malt with a trace smoke and char. Quite a bit of ethanol and it does a good job of freeing up aroma. Caramel, coconut and chocolate mix to the point you can smell German Chocolate Cake with a cup of coffee in this.

Starts out mildly sweet and smooth with a bittersweet burnt sugar taste. Thinner than you would think, bakers chocolate and Starbucks coffee. Tastes OK.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK beer. Smells better than it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 00:38:53 | More by Zorro
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We've had Clown Shoes around here for awhile, but I never have seen this one on the shelves until very recently. Snagged up a bottle as soon as I saw it as this is one I've wanted to try for awhile. Poured into a snifter.

I let this warm up for about 15 minutes out of the fridge before I poured. Pours hesitantly out of the bottle - a slow glug. A pleasant dark tan head sits on top, but fleets away quickly. Leaves tiny bits of lace stuck to the glass. Sweet aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla cookies, booze, roasted nuts. A nice profile for sure.

This beer is a little disappointing in the mouth. Drinks much thinner than I expected from a big bold beer. Light carbonation, slick finish. Needs more "chew" to this to stand up to the flavors and ABV. This is one of the sweeter Impy Stouts I've had in awhile. Milk chocolate is for sure the main player, sweet from start to finish. Light char flavor melds in well, and finishes with a whisper of boozy aftertaste.

Good beer for sure that I'd revisit as I loved the flavor. But they need to tweak the mouthfeel a bit to give this one just a little more girth.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 13:12:47 | More by Onenote81
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-19-2013 03:56:38 | More by swetsastonic
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DruRho

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-19-2013 00:27:49 | More by DruRho
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-18-2013 23:11:52 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-18-2013 21:43:22 | More by Stinger80OH
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match1112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-17-2013 16:04:23 | More by match1112
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ZombieJester

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-17-2013 15:55:04 | More by ZombieJester
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-17-2013 00:30:32 | More by stephenjmoore
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark brown-black, translucent around the edges, transient head and no lace. Smells of roasted caramel malt and chocolates. Taste is toasted marshmallows, charred toast, semisweet chocolate, hint of anise, dark roast coffee, dark cherries, interplay of light bitterness and light sweetness. Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Very tasty although the body is a little lighter than I expected. Good one.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 03:30:46 | More by JackieTH
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-15-2013 01:41:36 | More by Lare453
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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -45.3%

03-13-2013 22:55:16 | More by chippo33
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sitarist

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-12-2013 02:52:54 | More by sitarist
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StroppyMare

California

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle at Total Wine, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A: Nice, dark rich color. Slight tan head which left behind a nice bit of lacing.

S: Dark fruit dominated for me. Some malt and a bit of caramel. Not powerful, but promising.

T: Follows the nose. Sweet and sticky like prunes, raisins, currants. Malt, just the slightest coffee, a nice warming finish.

M: Probably this beer's lowest quality, though that doesn't mean bad. The carbonation started prickly but mellowed with warming. Not as oily as Stone's IRS, which might be my standard for these Imperial Stouts.

O: Very nice take on the style. A warm, happy sip.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 03:04:09 | More by StroppyMare
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,114 ratings.