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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:
2,114
Reviews:
384
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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176
Gots:
522
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Photo of bundy462
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jsmith313
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Thull25
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradShook
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer has a black appearance with no visibility and a thin, brown color head. Aromas immediately show off a strong chocolate and malts smell. Taste follows the nose but is a little more restrained in the coffee-chocolate flavor balance compared to the smell. It's a very creamy and milky beer in terms of mouthfeel. Overall, excellent aromas and mouthfeel.

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

Pours black, with no head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, some cherries, malt and smoke.

Taste is right in line with a strong stout, with chocolate, sweetened coffee, smoked persimmons, some vanilla, and licorice. Lots of tastes merging and changing, it's not stopping. Tobacco and molasses, especially as it warms. This is listed as an American stout but I'd place it close to Russian territory. Tipping point of burnt malts is close. Nuttiness, and some veggie pepper too. Chewy zombies.

Takeaway is the alcohol molasses sweetness that coats your lips and tongue, Sticky, almost too much.

You want an imperial stout? You got it here. Aggressive with a creamy finish. Maybe greater than the sum of its part, because it has so many of them.

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

Pours pitch black color with a solid 1 finger tan/brown colored head that was full of tiny bubbles and dissipated very slowly, leaving excellent foamy lacing coating the sides and sticking to the glass as rings formed the more it went down.

Smells of burnt wood, charred grains, smoke, dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds and light piney hops to start - I like how this is going...then it continues with cocoa powder, light vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, anise and herbal notes. It's mostly a smoked malt bomb, but there are enough peppery spices and hoppy accents to resemble balance.

Tastes smokey and full of chocolate upon the initial sip, with burnt wood, charred grains, smoke or burnt marshmallow, dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds and light piney hops starting it off, then letting the chocolate, roasted malts and coffee accents continue with a blend of brown sugar, cocoa powder, light vanilla, molasses, black licorice, coffee beans or vanilla beans, and then more chocolate which reminds me of the Lindt Chili Excellence Bar that has trailing heat from the chili peppers (I looked it up online, as I knew it was Lindt but don't have a photographic memory....). End result is a very nice tasting imperial stout.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, yet rich and textured at the same. This has a heavy to chewy feel and body, very mild carbonation and a mild bitterness that kicks in before the chocolate, malts and coffee notes wrestle for attention as this fades off on the sweet and smoky side but with some nice bitter hoppy and/or floral notes. This beer hides the 10% ABV masterfully as there was never a hint of that strength mixed in with the wonderful complexities. Overall a really good imperial stout that I'll buy whenever I see it.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Pitch black beer with a foamy tan head. The is a ton of aromas coming off this beer. Dark fruits and berries, chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. The beer has a nice coffee flavor with the sweetness of cherries and chocolate. There is bitterness that follows the sweetness. A smooth medium bodies beer. Great beer.

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

Photo of logicalparadox
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BdM
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MJSFS
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 22oz bottle, undated. Served in a tulip.

Pours an impenetrable mahogany-black with big carbonation bubbles clinging to the sides. A finger-plus of thick cafe au lait colored head lasts about five minutes leaving a nice mocha ring and slippery sheets of lacing.

Smells nutty, with ice coffee, dark maltiness, cherries and a little coppery-something.

Tastes of Mister Goodbars and prunes, dried cherries, raspberries, sunflower seeds and tobacco. Nutty, understated roasted grains play a minor supporting role. Finishes with sweet-tarts, a little more raspberry and some coffee grounds.

Mouthfeel is medium-thick and slick, well carbonated, sweet-but-not-syrupy. The merest suggestion of alcohol fumes in the sinuses.

Overall, a nice impy that drinks like a much smaller beer. Perhaps a little sweet for my tastes but I can't fault the beer for that. A very well crafted beverage.

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Photo of shigg85
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.39/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

5 oz sample on cask. Fair amount of bitter roastiness but not in an entirely pleasing way. Good amount of smokiness as well. Not bad but not nearly as tasty as I was hoping for.

The best use I found for this beer was adding it to a sample pour I had of The Bruery's Or Xata, which I like to begin with, but which was even better (not as overly sweet) after being cut with Undead Party Crasher.

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

Undead Party Crasher from Clown Shoes
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,114 ratings.
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