Exorcism At Sunset
Clown Shoes

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From:
Clown Shoes
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #494
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,203
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.94%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
215
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 06, 2022
Added:
Aug 06, 2014
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  52
SCORE
96
World-Class
Exorcism At SunsetExorcism At Sunset
Notes: Undead Party Crasher aged in bourbon barrels for 3 months.
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Looks great, nice tan cap of foam. Smells sweet. Taste is a chocolate heavy Imperial rounded out by some barrel. Great sipper for a Fall night beside the bonfire
Oct 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Jul 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Exorcism at Sunset from Clown Shoes. Picked up at Franklin Beer, Franklin, Pa. $ 10.00 (Including tax)/19.2 oz can ($ 0.521/oz) on 07/10/21. On room temperature at store, stored at 37 degrees at home. Reviewed 20/06/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Stamped on bottom of can “pkg 08/30/21”. Served at 55 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King Snifter. Final temperature 60.6 degrees.
Appearance – 3.25
First pour – Amber Brown (SRM 18), clear.
Body – Brown (SRM 30), opaque. When rear-lite, opaque with slight light penetration at the edges. Light precipitate coats the inside of the glass.
Head – Average (Maximum 3.5 cm, aggressive center pour), wheat, high-density, short retention, diminishing to a 0.2 cm crown and a thin island.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3 – Weak aroma of cheap whiskey and plastic. No malt, no hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 3 – Not much. Slightly sweet. Bourbon is just a weak hallucination. A little roasted malt. No ethanol (10.75 % ABV as marked on label) aroma or taste. Weak transitory gastric warming. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Medium, half-way syrupy, lightly fizzy carbonation, most noticeable when warming in the mouth.
Final impression and summation: 3 Possibly the most mediocre attempt at a BBA impy stout I’ve ever encountered. Distinctly overpriced and under-flavored. I’m not sure if I can actually taste bourbon or only imagine it. The body looks like every other stout on the market – without the short-lived but attractive head it’d be rated solidly “3”.
Jun 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a pitch-black color with a one finger head of brown colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a roasted malt smell mixed with a ton of chocolate, some vanilla, and a bit of cola. Along with these aromas comes some nice big smells of molasses and raisin as well as notes of bourbon and char. With a little bit of smoke and some wonderful woody bourbon, a very nice roasty and inviting aroma is produced overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a fantastic roasty and toasty malt flavor with some moderate sweetness of brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Right from the taste there is a nice cocoa flavor as well as a bit of coffee and wood. All three of these flavors get stronger at the expense of some of the sweeter flavors that were present at the start. At the same time the bourbon flavors also become more pronounced and are accompanied by notes of leather and char as well as a little bit of a earthy hop and a nice vanilla creme. The mix of coffee, smoke, wood, bourbon, and coffee, bitter the brew is a very nice way, and with the roasty malt and the moderate sweetness, one is left with a very nice roasty and warming taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the flavors and the style, as well as the abv. and bourbon flavors, the feel is great and makes for a nice slow sipper.
Overall – A very well-crafted imperial stout. Not overly sweet or cloying, but very balanced and bold, with tons of nice flavors and a wonderful smell and feel. Very well done.
Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Mar 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Dec 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by Salinesnake from Louisiana

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by tradershmulie from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very good imperial stout. But as expected, and not world class. Great deep color, slight bourbon aroma, smooth drinking. However, it felt like it was missing depth.
Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Notes of rich creamy marshmallowy vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak barrel, chocolate, roasted malts, dark coffee, brown sugar, black molasses, toasty graham cracker, some dark dried fruits, with earthy herbal piney hops
May 18, 2020
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle. Bottling date stamped as '01/30/17'.
Very nearly opaque black colored body. One finger of tan head, which settles back to a creamy and bubbly cap. Leaves behind a good variety of irregularly shaped lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts and vapors of bourbon barrel. Multi layer chocolate and a whiff of vanilla.
Taste is lots of chocolate dark roasted malts and the blending in of the bourbon barrel. Overall the taste is light and ephemeral. No bitterness, but there is bit of whiskey spice.
Very creamy and smooth mouth feel, but kind of thin. Good carbonation.
Easy drinking for a barrel aged stout, and the flavors do not stay on the tongue very long. Higher ABV% is hidden very well.
Jul 02, 2019
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 2nd February 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly but left some nice spotty lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak and a touch of vanilla.

Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet bourbon, oak and a nice light bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: A very nice rich and balanced Imperial Stout with the right amount of bourbon notes and good light booze.
Jan 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.05 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by MinerBob from Oklahoma

Oct 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by dogdrule from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by Muss42 from Michigan

Sep 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by SkeletonBitch from New York

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by gobuccos from Ohio

Jul 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering half of the top. The aroma is of bitter dark roasted barley and sweet bourbon. I'm tasting sweet bourbon and then there's some of the bitter, dark roasted barley in the back of the palate. The mouth is thick, sticky, and chewy.
Jul 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by BAsbill from California

Apr 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Kurmaraja from California

Feb 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Feb 06, 2018
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Rated by nmwhitehead from New York

2.58/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
It tastes like someone poured chocolate liquor into a Guinness. I couldn't have more that a few sips.
Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by GracelandII from Virginia

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by odement from Michigan

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by Nunya from Ohio

Jan 04, 2018
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours black with a thin tan head. Nice amount of light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is caramel, dark chocolate and bourbon.

T - The taste is vanilla, dark chocolate, toffee and bourbon.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with sticky dry finish.

O - Another killer BBA stout from Clown Shoes.
Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by durlta from Iowa

Dec 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by Eziel from Ohio

Nov 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Nov 05, 2017
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bought this at Ryan and Caseys in Greenfield. Beer pours black with a dark brown head that is thin and slowly dissipates. Aromas are not too strong, but are vocal; bourbon vanilla was the most apparent. Really great stout flavors such as a boozy, vanilla, maybe licorice flavor that is very powerful to the taste buds. Very creamy and silky mouthfeel and body. Overall, fantastic stout.
Nov 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by Gaddabble from Ohio

Nov 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by wilymobastardo from California

Oct 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Oct 30, 2017
Exorcism At Sunset from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 278 ratings