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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
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1,148 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,148
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 104
Gots: 268 | 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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Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-02-2013 19:52:51 | More by Jasonrm72
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-02-2013 01:00:02 | More by shehateme
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-02-2013 00:59:49 | More by In_Control_Mike
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-02-2013 00:58:29 | More by jayhunter357
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dokupe

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-01-2013 19:12:22 | More by dokupe
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JacobGumina

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-30-2013 19:52:47 | More by JacobGumina
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured into a tulip. Pours a deep black, 3/4 inch head, decent lacing. Thick and nice.

Milk chocolate, citrus, caramel, cherry and candy sugar make up most of the smell. This is going to be a sweet stout.

Wow! Tons of flavor. Creamy milk chocolate, slight roasted coffee, vanilla and cumquat at the start. Some earthy hops round the middle, hint of booze with a creamy chocolate finish. Smooth and creamy body. Very, very silky in the mouth.

Another score from Clown Shoes. I can't wait to age some of this goodness!

04-29-2013 05:37:52 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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sodensp

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-29-2013 05:36:01 | More by sodensp
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -6.6%

Shared with a few friends. Pours a midnight black color with no visibility to speak of. A velvet darker tan head color with good retention and lacing throughout the tasting.

The aroma is roast forward with some malt backing. Light soy sauce and caramel and bready notes. Some estery notes with plum and raisins and strong rose peddles. A light licorice, nutty and and vanilla extract notes. Some noticeable yeasty notes with a light dirty drains.

The taste is similar. The roast comes out up front but not as dominant as the nose. More chocolate and munich malt notes come out. Some off nutty characters as well. The esters are more expressive with a sweet plum and raisin with a sweet cherry undertone. There is a molasses character as well, that leaves a hint of metallic that lingers. Soy sauce in the finish is a bit of a distraction but the yeast undertones back off.

The body is full with a lingering sweetness. A bit boozy with some lingering heat. Carbonation is light but ok for style. Some metallic and soy sauce in the finish but overall a decent Imp Stout.

04-28-2013 01:52:33 | More by Oxymoron
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ChanceK

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-27-2013 22:29:45 | More by ChanceK
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-27-2013 15:47:47 | More by Damian74Shensky
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

04-27-2013 04:17:36 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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RichK1

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

04-26-2013 17:19:30 | More by RichK1
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -17.8%

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a small tan head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts, some honey and a little cardboard.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malt with a lot of roast (bitter with some coffee) and a little vinous alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent imperial stout.

04-24-2013 06:13:28 | More by Beaver13
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-21-2013 01:17:46 | More by bonkers
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

A cold April night calls for something dark before the summer weather starts to roll around.

A: Supreme black body, juxtaposed to the thinner-than-usual texture on the pour (in other words, it doesn’t look like molasses). Small, dark tan head with little lacing.

S: Deep sugars dissipate into the room’s atmosphere as soon I open the bottle: melted baker’s chocolate, syrupy vanilla, and chewy brownie batter, all enticing. As it warms, burnt sugar, charred oak, and raisin appear, rounded off with warm aroma of dark liquor – spiced rum, maybe? At any rate, this thing is dominated by chocolate; a monster of a sugary nose.

T: Built for the sweet tooth within all of us, the palate arrives with a sophisticated crème brulee-type flavor of burnt, syrupy vanilla. From there, a taste of dark chocolate signals a transition, paving the way for a bitter display of leafy hops (tea-like in their astringency), burnt biscuit, and Irish coffee. And with that, the smoke begins to appear: like a traditional rauchbier, there’s a liquid bacon quality all the way through, but the dominant tastes is a sawdusty, metallic smokiness. It’s very well-received by the palate, bouncing off the hops and roasts to keep the sugars from conquering the taste buds. Surprisingly, it finishes like it started, with a sugar buzz; this time, though, it’s like that aftertaste you get with Coca-Cola.

M: This is light for an imperial stout, but medium-heavy overall. There’s just a small amount of fizzy carbonation as it goes down, with an oily texture and no discernible heat.

O: At first sip, this beer was great; the more I started drinking it, though, the rauch tastes really cut into the impact of the roasts and the residual sugars, leaving the whole palate a bit subdued. That said, even at “subdued” levels, this beer does not disappoint, and not only because it’s one of the only stouts like this I’ve tasted – it really is satisfying.

04-20-2013 04:05:41 | More by BarryMFBurton
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MudHobbit

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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2beerdogs

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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sicksy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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beertardis

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-16-2013 20:15:56 | More by ROGUE16
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -7.3%

Solid, but modest head. Leaves streaks of lace...a bit of webbiness. Near black where no light shines through.

Soft mocha aroma. Relatively mild.

The alcohol comes through in the taste. The body is neutral for the style. The carbonation is similar. Semi-sweet chocolate is the predominant flavor. I do not detect much hop. The alcohol warms the swallow, but the aftertaste is short with a touch of chalkiness.

04-15-2013 23:38:54 | More by smcolw
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maltlikker

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-15-2013 22:14:44 | More by maltlikker
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-15-2013 20:55:26 | More by irish01980
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

This is the second in the Anniversary Ale series. If I'm not mistaken though, this will be generally available year round. The appearance is nearly perfect, black as night with a pillow of fluffy tan sitting on top, coating the glass with sticky lace all the way through. It smells beautiful, with vanilla extract and dark fruits being subdued by roasted grains and dark chocolate. The aroma does nothing to suggest how smoky this brew really is. As a fan of Rauchbier, this was much to my delight. The initial punch of bittersweet chocolate, caramel and dash of espresso is followed by an even more bitter dryness and charred feel. It's very boozy, I am feeling slightly buzzed already after drinking down this bomber myself. Perhaps I rushed a bit because it's so good! Recommended to share with or a friend or when you are feeling like staying in and enjoying a rich & decadent treat!

04-14-2013 18:42:03 | More by Neorebel
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,148 ratings.