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RATINGS: 589   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Thanks Al. Thick black car oil with no head, just some brown fuzz on top. Aroma is a dead giveaway for an imperial stout. Salty licorice, cocoa, vanilla bean. Taste starts with a hint of smoke, which grows in intensity along with surprising hoppiness in the finish. Espresso notes are always just beneath the surface. This is dry, hoppy, with roasty smoke. Quite complex, with a subtlety that is appreciated. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
Botella. Black colour, light brown head. Chocolate, licorice, roasted malt aroma. Good mouthfeel indeed. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, licorice and some smoke to it, sweet. Nice indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Chocolate, bourbon barrel, with a touch of alcohol and touch of sweetness. Afterwards, it feels like I’ve been chewing coffee beans. In a good way. If you want to kill Vampires with bourbon-barrel stakes that taste like coffee, this is your beer. Heck, if you want to drink coffee-flavored bourbon-barrel stakes, this is your beer too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of smoke, burnt wood, ashy notes, liquorice, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some kind of grassy hoppy notes. The flavor follows the nose with a nice balance between smoke, roast and sweetness, I get some of the woody burnt nots, ash, campfire smoke, grassy hoppy nites, roasted malt, liquorice , coffee and chocolate. The body is full with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a really nice Imperial Stout, loving the smoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (4809) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2012
650ml bottle. Minimally red glow in otherwise black colour with average, frothy to creamy, lasting, lacing, dark beige head. Minimally spicy dark malty aroma, roast, coffee, hints of old motor oil. Taste is roasty dark malty, nuttily, minimal sweetness, molasses, minimally spicy, dry to bitter hoppy overtones, some burning alcohol crawls down the gullet. Thick mouth feeling, oily palate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1047) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2012
Poured this beer from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. It had a thick black color with an above-average sized creamy and slightly foamy tan head that had modest retention, but excellent cling and great lacing. Its aroma had a rich malt presence with strong notes of chocolate along with tones of coffee, molasses, and caramel, along with a grainy hop undertone and notes of wood and dark fruit. The beer had a somewhat sweet taste initially with flavors of chocolate, coffee, light caramel, and a good blend of dark fruit and raisin, that gave way to a bitter grainy effect with a touch of alcohol. It was a fairly wet beer, a touch creamy, with good carbonation and fizz, It was somewhat dry with an alcohol presence at the finish and a dry, but full, mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6509) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bomber to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; black with mocha head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solid; malty and slightly roast. Tastes like it smells with a semi-sweet mouthfeel that’s acreage on the palate. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Poured very black k with small off white head....smelled of alcohol and single aster of smoke charcoal and sweet malts.....good beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle @ home ... It pours clear dark brown with a medium tan head.....The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some licorice.....the flavor is roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, chocolate, and some coffee notes.... very nice...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma of dark roasted grain, Smokey. Flavor of dark roasted grain, ashy with nice smokiness balanced in with the lightly sweet maltiness, dark chocolate and finishes with a dark roasted bitterness. Heavy body with medium carbonation....solid brew!


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