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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (7349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
(Bottle shared with Tony@The Lord Alwold) Black in colour colour with a frothy tan head and healthy lacing. Aroma and taste is heavy roasted caramel malts with nuances of chocolate, light coffee, licorice. Love both this beer and its name/artwork!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2736) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe shared with Reuben at the Lord Alwold, Lee. Black pour with a tan head. Treacle toffee and caramel aroma. Coffee, chocolate, licorice and toffee malt flavour. Very smooth. Dry, long malt finish. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a medium to thick sized dark tan head. Big heavy dusty roast, chocolate and cocoa on the nose, with a little dry hoppiness and coffee. Medium bodied, big and roasty. The alcohol peeks through a tiny bit but for being 10% it’s not as heavy as it could be. Very easy drinking, smooth and roasty. Lots of cocoa and chocolate. Smooth roast into a lightly hoppy bitterness with a bunch of cocoa. Very tasty.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Smokey, burnt malts dominate the flavor profile. Dark and chewy, almost grainy on the palate. Not very good.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
fletchfighters (1383) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2013
Thanks to Owen for the bottle. Pitch black with a dark mocha colored head. Thick and black. Nice. Candied tires, char, ash, boots, chocolate and licorice. I think everything was candied in the nose. Taste is similar. Just a lot more sweet licorice to mix in with the tires, char and ash. Overly sweet and oppressive. Prefered the other RIS they make as more of a dry roast character. Only drank half the bottle as just too darned sweet and oppressive. By style it is correct but though it had a lot of flaws

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11035) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Sample at the 5th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/26/2013: The beer pours pitch black with a medium thick beige head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of coffee, malt and anise. Full-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, licorice, and coffee. The finish is burnt malt and coffee. Pretty good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt and dark chocolate – with a bitter finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From notes. Great beer, Bottle poured into a shaker. Coffee, chocolate and loads of smoked malt. I’m really liking this beer. I think I can taste the Holy Water.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10893) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Good thick, dark black imperial stout. THe smokiness is definitely there nad pairs nicely with the roasted malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1540) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
@Unibar, Aarhus. Pitch black with a brown fluffy head. Smells like raisins, chocolate and coffee. Taste is more than expected from the coffee and dark chokolate. Works well with the soft palate!


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