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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12007) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is medium sweet, ash/smoke, some dark chocolate, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, ash, some chocolate syrup, earthy. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
From Hophead, DK. Bottled, 301112. Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee, liqourice and yeast. Flavour with roastsxand some fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Great beer, reminds me more of a milk stout than an imperial stout. I could drink this alot, in fact iíll try to. Itís a very very drinkable stout, you donít taste the 10% at all and the milky silky mouthfeel makes it that much more enjoyable. Finishes with a dark chocolate after taste, wow thank you CS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2912) - ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2012
Dark brown, almost black, small tan head. Nose is licorice, milk chocolate, coffee in the background and lots of sweet roasted bready malt. Taste has a lot of sweet roasted malt, burned sugar, dark fruit, espresso, dried fruit, roasty finish with a pleasantly mild alcohol burn. Smooth carbonation, oily, syrupy mouthfeel. Big flavours, big beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
There is a strong aroma of sweet roasted malts with a hint of chocolate and smoke. An opaque black pour with a nice but mostly diminishing tan head and loads of lacing. The taste has an overall light sweetness to it. This beer is a flavor bombÖ very complex. Roasted malts, alcohol, chocolate, burnt bitterness, smoke, and a hint of dark fruit in the finish. The roasty bitterness continues in the aftertaste. Medium-full body with average carbonation. Overall, this brew is a FLAVOR BOMB! Excellant job Clown Shoes!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
From a bottle and is dark brown in color.A brown head and is frothy.Above average c02 and syrup texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppy2beerhere (14) - Apollo Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2012
the mouthfeel is a little thin for an imperial stout, but the flavor is complex with smoke, caramel,a subtle hop bitterness, and roasty malt. It is satisfying overall. There is a nice smoke aroma, along with a slight hint of spruce which is appealing and giving off a light tar scent, but not in a bad way. I like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (2079) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Mildly sweet strong dark malt aroma. Black color with a small brown head. Moderate sweet beginning with a mild bitter finish.

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