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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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In a world full of uncertainty, hardship, and people trying to hold us back, do we need the undead and trademark attorneys too? Clown Shoes says, "No, die, monsters, die!" Forces of darkness brought about a change in the name of this beer, which was released to celebrate our second anniversary, but it still sports signature dark malts, holy water, and malt smoked locally with hickory and ash.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4721) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Very iodine nose amongst molasses and burnt toast. Flavor of soya sauce, roasted and bready malts. Nicely mellow. Sampled at Left4Beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2197) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours a pitch black with a brown head. Roasted, spicy aroma, malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, faint smoke, caramel, hops, iodine, earth. Off-dry, fullbodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2. Roasted, smooth, spicy taste, chocolate, licorice, coffee, leather, light smoke, caramel, hops, earth, toffee. Well balanced, very velvety and smooth. Really nice! (2015-02-13)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (536) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/1/15 Poured a Black beer with a deep tan head, looked very good and the aroma and taste didnít dissapoint. with a hint of smoke, flavourful hints of chocolate, cocoa, light coffee and a roast all over. Marvelous this!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Very roasty, perhaps a little smoky, good body but not great. A little boring, but maybe thatís because Iím having too many imperial stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4141) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle, 2012 I think - old enough to still be Vampire Slayer. Pours opaque black, small dark brown head, creamy and slow to dissipate leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is roasty, tobacco, chocolate. Flavor is light plus sweet and light bitter, roasty, a bit burned, notes of cocoa. Medium plus body, lingering bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel. This is a solid straight imply.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 8, 2015
bottle. lasting orangeish head. smells of booze, and chocolate. tastes of booze and chocolate too. a lingering cookie note with a a nice cream and coffee flavor after this has been sipped on for an hour or so. a bit thin, but it is 10 percent afterall. burning alcohol is there throughout. chocolate covered cherry booze flavor really lingers toward the end of the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Toasted malt and chocolate aroma that matches this pitch black imperial stout. Smooth on the palate with fruit and chocolate notes and very warming on the aftertaste. Good malt profile pairs with the high alcohol and just enough hops for bittering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4427) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and toasted malt glavors, dry not really any sweet tones. Aromas are similarly dry, with roasted and dark tones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Steve. It pours jet black with a small beige head. The nose is rich roast, oily, spicy, earth, umami, chocolate and just a touch of soy sauce. The taste is bitter, rich roast, earth, tar, charred wood, chocolate cake, dark fruits and a touch of alcohol. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Smooth, rich and rather tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
teromous (119) - - JAN 31, 2015
No date marking on the bottle.

Appearance: Dark black body with a medium brown creamy head that stays up for a long time. Itís a georgious looking beer.

Aroma: Not much aroma from this beer. I get a hint of some wood and walnuts but itís very faint.

Taste: After drinking this for a bit I thought Iíd mention up front that I donít get any alcohol flavor from this beer which is fantastic for a 10% ABV beer. It has a nice mellow roasted flavor to the beer, some toasted bread crust, and a bit of a coffee-like flavor. Itís enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied, thick, robust, and it coats the mouth like milk. Itís fantastic. Really easy to drink with just a bite of bitterness.

Overall: This was a very enjoyable beer to drink. It wasnít the most flavorful but at the same time it had enough flavor to make it tasty. The real winner is the drinkability of this beer. Itís nice and smooth, and easy to drink. If you like stouts I would recommend it.


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