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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
The beer is black with a half inch of tan head. The aroma is a bit sweet, lightly roasted, a hint of coffee and chocolate - smells fine. Nice flavor. Rich and medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation. A light bitterness in the finish with a hint of coffee. Overall, this was enjoyable. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-02-2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1188) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
(66 cl bottle from Toft Vin; bottled in February 2012; Tasted while playing Skyrim Dawnguard) Pours black with medium, toffee head. Beautiful lace and solid retention. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of coffee and hints of smoke, ashehs and salt. Smooth, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body and a slightly disappointing, short and warming finish with a hint of chocolate that turns dry quickly. Í don’t detect any hop-forward presence in this one apart of course from the drying sensation towards the end. Tastes like drinking tears infused through roasted malt. Interesting but probably not a repurchase at the import price.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Holy cow! Deep, dark, smoked malted goodness. Excellent strong stout. Black with foamy tan head with good lacing. Salty, coffee, malt, oak, smoke, and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2012
A nice beer mild smokeyness good head enjoyable for pro not for the faint of heart. Perfect mouth feel. Aroma is mild but sweet. Starts with a foamed chocolate ends with a camp fire flavor. Nice beer. Not epic though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1856) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and a little coffee. Flavor matchea the aroma well. Quite a good beer with nice mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky jet black with an average (1-2 finger) cocoa brown creamy head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and large collar with extremely excellent sheeting of lacing which engulfed the entire glass. The aroma was bold and robust of burnt dark bread malts, a moderate dose of resin hops and a strong leathery yeast with notes of bakers’ chocolate, dark roasted coffee, licorice, vanilla, ash and a powerful alcohol presence. The taste was bold, roasty, bitter-sweet and very malty with a touch of bitter chocolate early on, becoming powerfully bitter and hoppy with a huge dose of dark roast coffee, a bit of smoke and an intense alcohol finish. The flavor stuck around what seemed like an eternity, with a bold alcohol coffee bitterness left lingering on for quite some time. Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a dry, oily and rather creamy texture and an almost medium carbonation. Overall this was a very strong tasting brew with a multitude of flavors all blending together, thus creating one exceptional beer. Although I thought the big alcohol presence took away slightly from the fantastic flavor this brew has to offer...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Lightly smoky, chocolatey aroma. Pours black with small tan head. The head is viscous, causing it to hang around. Dry with light smoke and chocolate. Very creamy mouthfeel. Love the tiny carbonation. This is a nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. 12/13/12. Bigg hoppy and sweet desert beer. Solid impy but not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2012
from Erzbierschof - pitch black beer under a little beige foam; deep aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla and walnuts; full-bodied and with a velvety palate, some sweetness and a low bitterness; some earthy touch before a long chocolatey and vanilla finish - the alcohol is very well-hidden; nice dessert beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beernoka (6) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012 does not count
Not sure if I was expecting more or not, but this beer seemed to be off the mark for me. On tap at The Devils Advocate. (From past notes). Although I knew it was a higher abv, there was some sharpness from what I perceived as alcohol bite that I was surprised to find. The was a cloying sweetness as well that distracted from the flavor. I liked what was being layered here flavor wise, perhaps the beer just needed to age some? Always appreciate a different approach to styles, especially in the RIS or similar group. I will have to try again, perhaps laying a bottle down for a while.


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