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Undead Party Crasher | Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
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2,143 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,499
Reviews:
392
Ratings:
2,143
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Keeling
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong wood, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight hops, alcohol, hint of chocolate, hint of pine, and a hint of dark citrus. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, wood, slight roasted malt, slight alcohol, hint of hops, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, great aroma, great body, great blend, and goof feel.

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Photo of aknalley
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not being able to call their smoked imperial stout the "vampire slayer" has apparently left a bad taste in the the mouths of Clown Shoes brewers- but fortunately for their fans, the beer that the new name represents will leave no such impression upon them. The stouts roasty, toasty and smoky side is certain to win fans of the dark and robust ales and is unequivocally "Undead".

Its depth of darkness is complete and absolute as a mocha-like froth slowly builds on top. Its earthen perfume of burnt toast, dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasting walnut and smoldering embers are robust to the nose and delicate like hickory. To taste, its the lavish roasted malt laying down a framework of espresso, toffee, bittersweet chocolate and walnut.

The middle palate shows full saturation of those dark and ominous flavors offering latte-like impressions in one sip and then roasted marshmallows the next- each with a after current of whimsical smoked charm. Bitterness is coffee-like and boldly woodish with impressions of cocoa, fennel and campfire growing sip by sip.

Full but modestly arid, the beer's body is remarkably smooth and creamy to give it a dry roast taste to accompany its lingering but fleeting sweetness. Its light roast-derived astringency is bolstered by the smoke's ashy impressions as its finish is whisky-like and of peppercorn.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lmj729
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black in which no light may get through. Na one finger tan head. Sweet chocolate malt smell with a little licorice. The tastes follows the nose in which a nutty smokiness accompanies taste. A slight bitter hop in the end. Not an overly thick beer. A slight burn com the alcohol and dry finish.

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

Photo of xtonytx
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leag0002
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Pours nearly black with a slight chocolate head that quickly reduces to the edges. The roasted malts highlight the nose, along with cocoa. Tastes of sweet dark chocolate, lactose and malt. The roastyness (?) gives it a nice buttering dryness. The mouth is medium and a bit creamy. This is a really nice dry stout.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of lochef81
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HansumFilly
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bwarren82
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LloydDobler
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into snifter. No bottle date.

Very thin, very dark pour. Milk chocolate head. Smells super sweet, but the taste is spot on. Finishes fairly clean for a style that usually leaves a lot behind. Nice carbonation

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow I love this aged over a year so smooth and mellow need to try a fresh one to compare

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Photo of Uzarnayme
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbarny76
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coastiebob
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Undead Party Crasher from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,143 ratings
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