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Vampire Slayer - Clown Shoes

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1,116 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,116
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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Blahstarr

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-16-2014 19:43:39 | More by Blahstarr
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-16-2014 02:38:05 | More by Fettpopps
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-15-2014 18:40:43 | More by steamboatbrewer
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-14-2014 18:47:27 | More by mbeerdino21
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle 10,0% Abv.
Served chilled and split between a wine glass and a snifter.
Bottled: 02/2012

Appearance: Vampire Slayer appears pitch black in the glass, with a back light revealing only a sliver of deep red along the edge of the glass. A rough pour yields a large darker tan coloured head that lasts fairly well and leaves a few small patches of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Based on the description on the bottle I was expecting a smoke / roasted malt centered beer, however my first few sniffs indicate that this will not be the case. Rich dark chocolate and sweet creamy caramel dominate the nose with roasted malt, smoke and dark fruits present in smaller quantities.

Taste: The flavour isn't quite as sweet as the nose suggested, however it still leans towards the sweet chocolatey side as opposed to roasted and smokey. Notes include: Dark chocolate, sweet caramel, some brown sugar, roasted malt and a little smoke. The finish is lightly bitter and there is no trace of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied with a medium-high level of fantastically smooth carbonation.

Overall: I haven't had Vampire slayer fresh, but this bottle was absolutely delicious so I can't imagine the age did anything but improve it! I will have to get a hold of a fresh bottle to see if this is indeed the case.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 11:52:38 | More by Thehuntmaster
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cgrunin

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-14-2014 02:17:23 | More by cgrunin
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

03-13-2014 23:15:38 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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Bolivar73

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-12-2014 14:26:17 | More by Bolivar73
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JoeMans

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-11-2014 05:21:35 | More by JoeMans
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Butch_DeadLift

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-11-2014 04:37:44 | More by Butch_DeadLift
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npala86

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-10-2014 02:16:53 | More by npala86
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beergoot

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark, nearly black body with a lasting yet somewhat thin head. Plums, figs, and booze comprise the aroma; cocoa and some coffee. Taste closely mirrors the aroma. Body comes across medium-heavy, a little bubbly, somewhat sugary.

Overall, a pretty good imperial stout with most components playing nicely with each other yet with a slightly disjointed feel. Still, the beer is rich and flavorful, keeps the ABV reined in nicely, and generally fits the bill for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 02:26:10 | More by beergoot
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rkarimi

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-06-2014 08:53:43 | More by rkarimi
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-04-2014 03:41:17 | More by BeerBucks
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tmm313

Georgia

4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pitch black. Poured a nice, creamy 1 finger head. Awesome lacing, trailing, and legs.

S- Dark fruits: plum and dark cherry. Caramel, toffee, coffee, dark chocolate, booze and some smoke. Smell's like there's some oatmeal in there, too. Just a touch of band-aid, but in a good way.

T- Plums, cherry, smoke, and caramel, followed by decadent bittersweet dark chocolate, toffee, and a nice balance of booze. Nice smokey aftertaste.

M- Thickish, creamy, slightly syrupy. Taste melds with the mouthfeel beautifully! Drying and oily. Smokiness lingers a bit.

O- This was an awesome beer! I usually drink half of a bomber before sitting down to review, but this time, I only had about a cup left before it even crossed my mind. I loved how the mouthfeel complimented the flavors. I can't really explain how it did, but they went together wonderfully to me! I would drink this again in a heartbeat!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 19:57:58 | More by tmm313
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-03-2014 18:08:47 | More by vermilcj
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-03-2014 02:00:11 | More by thebouch01
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-03-2014 01:02:15 | More by Steve_Trick
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oldmankoch

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-02-2014 21:00:25 | More by oldmankoch
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-02-2014 20:07:07 | More by carlmoberg
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paresis

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-02-2014 20:06:05 | More by paresis
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-02-2014 15:05:25 | More by TriageStat
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TheSixthRing

California

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours jet black with a tan, finger width head. Good retention leads to a thin, but consistent layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is small, spotty and all over the glass, showing excellent stick.

Smell - Smokey roasted malt is the most pungent quality. Woodiness. Raisin and distant milk chocolate. Light astringency.

Taste - Dark fruits hit first, with prominent of raisin and fig. Touches of char and some mild roast. Chocolate is in there somewhere. Finishes with more sweet dark fruit character and a faint mocha quality.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied with a bit of syrupy feel. Low carbonation, but delivers a light tingle. Goes down fair enough, with a light alcohol bite.

Overall - Nice beer, but for the price I'd sooner grab a 4 pack of Grand Teton Black Cauldron for my smokey impy fix. More roasted depth would've been nice. Likley a one and done for me due to the high price tag.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 08:52:52 | More by TheSixthRing
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OneEye78

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a wide mouth pint glass. Was a deep black with little transparency around the edges, and very little head. Smelled of chocolate, a hint of coffee and smokey alcohol. Taste was led with a dark chocolate flavor, followed by a mix of smoke and coffee with a tart cherry and cranberry finish. Really liked the complexity of the taste, which really came out as it warmed up. There was a little bit of carbonation in the mouth, but was still substantial. I really enjoyed this beer. It was balanced, yet complex. A very satisfying stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 04:59:49 | More by OneEye78
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protex_blue

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-26-2014 00:10:06 | More by protex_blue
Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.