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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

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401
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2,171
pDev:
8.67%
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Ratings: 2,171 |  Reviews: 401
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

A- Pitch black pour with a dark mocha head of about a finger in size. Good retention and a nice coat of creamy lace.

S- Dark roast malts and cocoa chocolate chip up front. Slight amount of dark fruit and alcohol.

T- Follows the nose with more of a cherry and spice presence. Nice straight up RIS with chocolate, roast malt and caramel grain notes.

MF- Lower end carbonaton in a creamy moderately thick body. Finishes warm and roast bitter.

Nice drinkable RIS with good cocoa and fruit notes. Not sure about the holy water but its a good beer for sure. Maybe ill spontaneously combust once finished.

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Photo of Adamdc
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HopsKeepDroppin
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into maudite snifter.

A- Pours an opaque black with one finger of tan head that lingers on top and shows nice lacing.

S- Lots of chocolate on the nose in this one. As it warms the smoked malt moves into the picture more.

T- Dark chocolate up front for sure and then the smoked malt flavor takes over and leaves you with an awesome after taste of oak and vanilla. Very complex and very delicious.

M- Full bodied and medium to low carbonation making it very nice for an RIS.

O- This beer is very, very, good right now. When it mellows out with some aging it should be incredible.

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Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with faint ruby edges and a fluffy mocha cap. Good head retention and sticky, clumpy lacing. Roast and milk chocolate aroma, a bit of smoke and citrus, alcohol, cocoa and sugar. Sweetness and alcohol up front with bitterness dominating later on the palate. Caramelized sugar, smoke and roast, slight fruity notes towards the end, caramel and milk chocolate. Full bodied and smooth in texture, alcohol warmth, lowish carbonation, slight astringency. I enjoyed it, though I wonder whether it's made much of an impression on me since there was nothing that really stood out.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip, bottle dated 12/11. Pours opaque black, with a large 3 inch head, with great retention that slowly settles into a layer of patchy bubbles, and leaves lace all over the glass. Smell is expresso, tobacco, smoke, and leather. Taste is expresso in the lead and all the other flavors in the background, with a hit of smoke in the finish. Body is large, good amount of life for its large ABV, very lush, and drinkable for its style. This is a very good RIS.

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Photo of Treebs
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a CBS snifter. Bottled in December of 2011.

A: Pours a very opaque black with a bubbly, mocha head about one finger in height forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick collar and leaves some splotchy lace around the glass.

S: Solid dark chocolate with some roasted malts, ground coffee beans, toasted malts and a very slight smoke all fill the nose.

T: More of the smoke comes through in the taste and it's paired with an ashy-like flavor as well. Solid flavors of raw coffee beans, dark chocolate, and slight black licorice all come together throughout. The finish has a surprising light citrus hop presence. Very minimal, but enough for you to pause and think about.

M: On the thicker and chewier side just like an imperial stout should be. Carbonation is lower. Nice lingering smokey flavors, but there is a mild astringency to the finish.

O: A very solid imperial stout. The smokiness gave it another layer of complexity that I enjoyed and overall the best offering from Clown Shoes IMO.

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Photo of PissWarmChango
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of garrisonp
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ksimons
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-almost black with no visible highlights and a medium tan head that sticks around and coats the glass

S-rich roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a nice oaky finish

T-the taste is also very good, rich roasted malts, a light bitter coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, some smoked malts, and again an oaky woodsy flavor. Very nice

M-medium to full body, dry finish, light carbonation, smooth and creamy

Overall I really like this beer. A little more roasted and smokey than other imperial stouts. I will have this again.

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Photo of joepais
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Moose34
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of zander4dawin
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a light mocha head. Smells very toasty, with roasted malt aromas. Taste is rich and heavy, toffee and chocolate notes with a dry hickery smoke finish. The hops are toned down allowing the richness and smokey flavors to come out. More of an export stout then a true imperial stout, at least in my eyes. Overall this is a wonderful smoked stout worthy of a try.

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Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jsh420
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours dark dark brown with a 1+ finger tan head that left spotted lacing

smells of smokey roasted chocolate malt

taste is just like the nose but the this stout has a little milk flavor along with the roasted smokey chocolate malt plus some dark fruit flavors

mouthfeel is a medium heavy body that is velvety smooth and creamy

overall - this stout rocks and one i would not age - these smoked stouts do not age well imo - very impressed and if i get the chance i will pick another bottle up to drink before winter is over

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Photo of beerenjoyer1
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New arrival at our local beer store.

A - Beer pours black and has slight foam which dissapates in short order. When the beer is swirled in the glass it leaves a thick layer along the glass.

S - Definite smell of coffee, malts, and smoky aromas.

T - Very nice, malts, slight hops, but somewhat thick taste and a malt/hop aftertaste with the smoky flavor lingering.

M - Again, very nice. A medium imperial stout mouthfeel, not as heavy as some imperial stouts.

O - I really like this beer. I consider all the attributes to be a definite re-purchase for me.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 16 oz. snifter.

A- Pours black with a 2 finger tan head. Excellent lacing remains on the glass.

S- Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and slight smokiness.

T- Smoked roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and some bitter pine hops at the finish.

M- Medium body, nice creaminess to the beer which makes it very drinkable at 10%.

O- Another great beer by Clown Shoes. Great roasted malt and chocolate notes along with the creaminess make this a great imperial stout I could drink regularly.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black with a big tan head that lingers.

Smells big of chocolate...like a chocolate milkshake, with coffee notes, some citrus hop character. Really big nose actually, can smell it from across the table. Nice.

Taste is up front caramel, chocolate, chalky, that fades into a slightly smoky/roasted character, and ends on a hop bitter and roasted note. Lingering flavors of coffee, and chocolate...must be heavy on the black patent or similar grain. The astringent roasted character is present but not too out of balance.

Medium to heavy body with medium to lower carbonation. Alcohol is well balanced but present...feels a bit thin in the finish.

A nice imperial stout that is big on the chocolate and roasted flavors. It is lacking something to make it truly exceptional, but is still worth drinking.

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Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of zgunder
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

22 fl oz brown bottle served in a snifter.

Syrupy chocolate in color beneath a creamy, porous light brown head that recedes inside out. Very nice thin and condensed lacing.

Dark chocolate with a bitter nose. Notes of oak with a light smokey quality. A whiskey type of alcohol quality compliments the woody aspect.

Milk and dark chocolate with a very hefty bitter quality from beginning to end. The oak and wooden quality is reinforced at all turns: stiff floral hops, almonds/peanuts, scotch, etc. The alcohol presence is apparent, but not overpowering. Dry and bitter in the finish, with a nutty aftertaste.

Full bodied; predominantly dry on the palate.

An atypical Double Stout, but no less exciting. Unique and definitely one that I would return. Watch out for the 10% ABV, the dry, nutty, bitter flavors really mask it.

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Photo of angusblackheart
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled December, 2011

Black. No light shines through. Big milk chocolate head. Tons of lace!

Smells of chocolate, roast, and smoke.

The taste is an amazing combo of sweet milk chocolate, dark chocolate, balancing bitterness, and the hickory smoke shines through.

Thick and creamy.

I have enjoyed all I have tried from Clown Shoes so far. This might be the best one yet!

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Watching some 40oz Crew vids on YouTube and rockin' a new smoked stout. Good times. This stuff pours a straight onyx topped by over a finger of dark tan foam. ...Maybe it's light sienna... Anyway, the nose comprises heavy chocolate syrup with a twinge of smokey peppers in the distance. Simple, but damn enjoyable! The taste holds notes of dark chocolate/cocoa, mild mesquite smoke, roasted malts, light char, and a nice vein of molasses. Nice. The body is a strong medium/light hefty, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly syrupy/lightly chewy feel. Overall, a very nice stout, one whose smokey components are subdued without being fully subservient (humble, perhaps, is a better word) and the whole thing coming together tastily. Good times, indeed.

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Photo of silentjay
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark brown that settles to black with a sizable big-bubbled head thats a darker mocha color, sticks around a bit and laces well.

heavily roasted malts bring on a cacao powder scent. a bit of char and smoke and some woody and earthy hops bring memories of a campfire deep in the woods. smoke takes a back seat which is good as I'm not a fan of overly smokey beers. some coffee and caramel and burnt grains.

a very powdery cacao flavor starts things out very nicely. gets sweetened up by some caramel and molasses flavors, goes a bit bitter with coffee and chocolate. the earthy and woody hops get an herbal kick as well. Finishes dry and charred, but not smokey (at least not in the bacon-y way that I despise).

not the thickest stout I've had (must be the holy water) with a subtle carbonation that suits the style well.

Another excellent beer from Clown Shoes. I prefer the blaecorn unidragon better, but this one is tasty in its own right.

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