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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 10/5/14, Bottled 1/21/14

Aroma: The nose is heavy roasted malt, burnt/ash as well, with licorice, dark chocolate, and smoke
Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a small, frothy brown head leaving plenty of spotty lace
Flavor: Dry/ashy/smokey malt flavors up-front, roast and chocolate notes lead to a mid-sweet middle palate, and it finishes with a boozy flavor that drowns out the earlier ashy and sweeter malt flavors
Palate: The body is medium, leaning toward full, with an average carbonation, and a dry, hot finish
Overall Impression: This one has quite a bit going on. Thereís three distinct components of this one that seem to work pretty well in collaboration. Thereís a nice flow from the ashy/smoke to the sweet malts and into the boozier finish. It is drinking pretty nicely right now. Definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Very nice. This bottle was before the name change.This brewery does imperial stouts well. Roasted and sweet malt essence. Almost pure black with light brown edges. Small and quickly dissipating head. Fluid and oily but not too thick. Roasted malt and hops up front with a finish of coffee and vanilla. Chocolate too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"A little light in color for an imperial stout, otherwise pretty great all around. The addition of smoked malt to the already complex stout takes this up a notch. Cofee, cocoa , bittersweet and slightly smokey. Nice brew."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zeke626 (433) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, pours an opaque black body with a dark brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder, coffee, molasses, and smoked meat. Taste is similar although much smokier. Smooth and thick on the palate. Dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours inky black with small tan head that rapidly recedes to a film. The smell is a very rich and creamy mocha, molasses, vegemite, vanilla and charred meat. Taste is just as rich - sweet molasses, dark chocolate, light coffee, dark fruits, vanilla and finishes with charred steak bitterness and dryness. Like liquid velvet in the mouth. This is really, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (422) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Yes please! Poured from a bottle. Great beer, chocolate aroma and even more in the taste. Mocha and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1021) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Sweat malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet pepper malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (799) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma of coffee and chocolate, ebony color with no head. Taste of coffee and espresso. An oily feel with a bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Rated as Vampire Slayer. Dark brown, with a light brown head, lasting. Soft, roasted aroma, chocolate notes. Some laqurice too. Sweet flavor, more laqurice-notes. Soft and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2014
Bomber. An opaque black beer, with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, cocoa, roasted grain), with notes of smoke, alcohol, vanilla. Th flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Full body, velvety/creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. It doesnít add anything in terms of originality in the crowded world of Imperial Stouts, still I canít deny that itís almost perfectly executed, hence the high score. Very good looking laces and pleasant mouthfeel, with the smoke adding a little depth.

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