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Clown Shoes Hammer Of The Holy

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Hammer of the Holy, an American Imperial Stout aged in 40-year old Jamaican rum barrels, incorporates holy water, signature dark malts, and malt smoked with vampire killing stakes. Dear Undead, "Die, monsters, die!"


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2755) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bomber from greens. An approachable subtle and smooth ba stout. The rum is very faint but adds a bit of sweetness. The stout is thick and creamy and a bit sweet. Rum is a touch in the aroma and the flavor comes through a little more as it warms.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
reorulezzz8 (11) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Great nose of vanilla and spice. poured black with a tan head. has a thin body that lets the barrel finish off strong.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1663) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a very dark brown almost black with oil like viscosity and nice khaki colored head. Rum, coconut, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, and a light sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with barrel character and a little sweetness from the rum. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4554) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke, rum, chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with strong roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweetness from the rum, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to bubble rim. Dark chocolate and smoked fruit aromas. Thick with dark chocolate and espresso upfront turning to dusty smoked licorice in the lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Strong light smokey malty flavor with a lasting finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2014
22oz bottle. Medium brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses/rum, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, light vinous. Taste is sweet, cane sugar, rum/vinous, some caramel, light vanilla, molasses. Medium-full body, low carbonation, a bit of booziness (though not overly so given the ABV).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3003) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/18/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, raisin, vanilla, oak, rum, dark bread, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, rum barrel, and light-moderate smoke notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, raisin, molasses, vanilla, oak, rum, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, raisin, molasses, vanilla, oak, rum, light smoke, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, rum barrel, and light-moderate smoke flavors; with a great malt/barrel flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, silky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent rum barrel aged imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, rum barrel, and light-moderate smoke flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (305) - Poway, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
Sweet smoky aroma. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Deep complex flavors, sweet with a long smoky sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - APR 11, 2014
10 apr 2014, bottle. Black. Nose is burnt pie crust, tobacco juice, leather. Med body and mildly fizzy. Molasses, maple syrup, tobacco, burnt notes. Really nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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