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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly: Vampire Slayer

Added by Gushue3 on 12-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,126
Reviews:
389
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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178
Gots:
526
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Photo of andrewh995
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark black with a dark brown head. Smells of coffee, sweet chocolate, and roasted malts. Tastes of sweet mocha, coffee, roasted malts, and a little alcohol. Very very thick body with medium carbonation. Overall this is an absolutely incredible stout. One of the best.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a very nice brown and creamy head that does not really dissipate but is reduced to a film around the inside of the glass. The beer itself is a very nice looking dark chocolate black with a chocolate syrup (or very well melted chocolate ice cream) like texture that betrays a good bit of heft.

The smell and taste are both good but the taste is a bit better and more interesting. The smell has strong milk chocolate notes and moderate bourbon aged notes. The roasted malt notes make an appearance but are fairly light. The taste is very interesting and pretty good. In addition to the Bourbon notes and milk chocolate with the light roasted malts; the taste includes bits of wooden and lightly smoked hickory with what tastes like ash that adds a lot of character to this beer.

The feel is good. It has a heavy body and is fairly creamy with none of the thinness that normally occurs with barrel aging. The beer has very light carbonation to it which gives it a good fuzziness and a tiny bite.

Overall, a fantastic beer worth getting because of its unique taste notes which may or may not be because of the vampire ash.

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Photo of jcubz
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlueKurenai
2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malt with some black chocolate notes is quite enticing. Taste is a mix of dry roasted malt notes with some black chocolate, light molasses and subtle smoke notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and some warming alcohol notes are noticeable. Solid imperial stout with right amount of complexity.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Wegmans Syracuse for around $10

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Photo of mtomlins
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep black in color with a thin creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring

S- smoky toasted malt gives aromas of ash, smoked wood, along with milk chocolate & black licorice

T- sweet chocolate up front gives way to some smoky malt which gives notes of smoke and ash. Mid-palate gives some caramel notes, the finish gives more char and ash with a linger of chocolate

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- a bit of age has created a mellowed out balance of chocolate and char, very good

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Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Albianfire
3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - pours black like crude oil. No head whatsoever. Some slick alcohol lacing around the top of the glass.
Smell - fruit and faint roastiness until I accidentally snorted some! Now quite a bit of coffe like roast literally on the nose. Alcohol burn in the nostril. But, hey, can't count off for that ;). Smells like a Standard stout. Like what is has going for it so far.
Taste - the roastiness is mild with very little bitterness that I normally associate with a stout. Very little alcohol burn. This undead puppy is smooooth!!! Still very flavorful yet having trouble picking them out. There is some chocolate and very mild nutty notes. Little to no coffee notes. It is interesting, compelling me to find more.
Feel - very little carbonation. I would like a bit more but it is high abv. Full mouthfeel it's a drink that eats like a meal. I can't drink more than this bomber. Not too heavy though.
Overall - Very solid stout. I could have used a bit more hops despite the style. I just think it would add to the complexity which is sturdy but flat with no highs and lows. But, then again, I'm probably half lit now! I would buy again!

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShortyTahoe
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRock7755
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of assman420
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iftcoach
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taospowder
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought at Total Wine & More in Boynton Beach Florida and brought back home to Sweden just a few weeks ago.

The beer pours like thick, black oil into the #Orrefors Stout glass with a thin beige head leaving lacing on the inside.

Nose: Coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted malt, brown sugar, molasses and wood.
Taste: Coffee, oak, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, grain and tobacco.
Mouth: Full body. Complex structure. Light carbonation. Dry and light bitter ending. Smooth.

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