Undead Party Crasher | Clown Shoes

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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 Nat1975
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ginepiece
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Washuffizi98
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poloplaya
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheGent
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked this bottle up today. 3/17/14 bottle date. Excited to try this beer solo which has been blended into other fine Clown Shoes stouts that I've come to enjoy.

A: Viscous black liquid that fights the head I'm trying to draw from this pour. After somewhat succeeding my goblet is filled with an opaque black stout topped with a thick light brown head a quarter inch high. Carbonation may live somewhere in the depths but is not visible to the human eye.

S: The roasted, ashy and borderline meaty malts are alive in this one. Chocolate, toffee, coffee, and cinnamon teddy grahams (that's the red box) lurk beneath.

T: Semi sweet chocolate. Bitter, burnt sugar. Moderately dry finish with notes of walnut and bread.

M: Exceptionally smooth. Round. Airy. Beautiful Mount Airy Lodge.

D: Clown Shoes has set a high standard for me, mostly when it comes to barrel aged beers, but also in other areas. Their Pecan Pie Porter is tasty, and more recently their Mango Kolsch, and this Undead Party Crasher are delicious. This stout is of high quality, up there with the best of the best. It will crash the party of average stouts and go home with the most undead, lively, supreme stout seeking babe.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a rich, .5 finger mocha colored head with good retention. Beer is a viscous, opaque, pitch black. Lacing is thick and layered with great stick but thin legs. Pretty nice.

Nose has hints of prunes, anise, roasted malt, cocoa powder and fudge. A little coarse but pretty aromatic.

Opens with a touch of dark fruit. Some anise, prunes, plum, roasted malt, chocolate and smoke. A chewy cocoa in the middle with a sticky sweet end expressing bits of tobacco, ash and molasses. Ends with the light bitter, smokiness dropping out, leaving dark fruit and syrup. Pretty tasty.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and rich in the mouth and silky and thick going down. Finishes messy with a lightly lingering aftertaste. Excellent.

A beer that expresses great balance and flavor with mouthfeel that really carries the day. I hope this is representative of all of Clown Shoes' beers.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raime
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Undead Party Crasher by Clown Shoes.

First brew outta this Mega hyped brewery. I'm quite excited to say the least and coming in at $11 a bomber I truly hope this is a top tier stout. Nearly a year of age on it, which should make it all the better ;).

Look - Pours an impenetrable black with a three finger deep dark mocha head that sticks around the longest I've ever seen in a stout. Carbonation is impossible to read due to the depth of this beast. Leaves massive , beautiful lacing all over the glass. This is the most impressive looking stout I have ever feasted my eyes upon. 5.

Smell - Loads upon loads of dark chocolates dominate the nose with dark ripened fruits and dark coffee. Just a touch of alcohol on the nose but seems muted given the ABV. 4.25.

Taste - Dark bready malts up front and dominating with a large dosage of dark chocolate and even a touch of vanilla bean. Dark coffee invites itself through the front door and it seemingly even has a small touch of rye bread. Very filling and the calorie levels are clearly high. The heat is undetectable. Wins extra points for smoothness. 4.5.

Feel - Probably the smoothest stout...If not the smoothest beer in general I have ever had. The body is very full and exceptionally creamy and sits for minutes without a trace of the ABV. Swallows like an absolute dream and leaves you awaiting the next sip. 5.

Overall - While this is certainly a fantastic beer, I enjoy feeling the heat from such a powerful stout and this one hid it completely. The smoothness on this beast is second to none and you will likely end up drinking it a lot faster than you intended.No, really. You'll be enjoying it writing up your review then look away for a second only to realize you are already buzzed. No need to age, it's ready NOW. Perfect for a winter night around the fireplace. The taste and the feel make or break the overall in my opinion, so I'll split the difference. 4.75 ..

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

Photo of jmg480
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of shadwow13
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nick29
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgregory
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Great beer. Pours a deep black with a porous tan lacing that slowly dissipates. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, toffee and roasted oats. The sweetness blends incredibly well with the oat, barley and malt flavors; an overall toasty flavor that makes you think of breakfast and coffee. It works very well. A really well-balanced stout that never crosses the line to cloying sweetness. It's a great beer with hints of chocolate and coffee, not the other way around.

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Photo of timmy2b
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joeroma5
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undead Party Crasher from Clown Shoes
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,126 ratings.
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