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RATINGS: 509   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at Ol Beer in Walnut Creek, CA. Pours black with a think brown head. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. I think I even tasted a little bit of that hickory. I'm a sucker for imp stouts. Gotta love em. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Appearance: jet black, vanishing tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma: bitter dark chocolate, ash and light smoke, hint of licorice and vanilla, hint of plums and prunes. Taste: dark and roasty and bittersweet, with chocolate, vanilla, licorice, definite hickory smoke, soy sauce, hint of burnt molasses. Finish: long, roasty, and bittersweet, but with well-hidden booze. Notes: Big beer from a bold brewery. Not bad, but not amazing. Seemed just a tad muddled, like too much was going on. Still enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (908) - USA - OCT 18, 2014
Black with a dark tan head (almost brown). Aroma is sweet chocolate with a bit of smokiness. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a little hit of smokey bitterness in the finish. Aftertaste is pretty sweet. Wife: 4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle from SJ. Wow was this really good. Beautiful notes of roast, chocolate, smoke, vanilla and Earth. Smooth dark , roast finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (713) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Aroma is espresso, coffee, raisins, toffee and deep roasty rich malts. Taste is like aroma. Deep rich sweet malts with brown sugar and a light bitterness in the background that is very subtle. Some notes of rye here aswell. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains fairly poorly.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee and thin smoke. Flavor of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, coffee and had some notes of smokiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (890) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
650 ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, aroma is chocolate malt, orange, vanilla, thick oily palate, full bodied, rich, finishes short and sweet, carbonation is soft to flat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (116) - USA - OCT 6, 2014
I poured this dark beer into the glass, a chocolaty head that receded almost immediately. A heady aroma of toast, baking chocolate and dark fruit. Slightly salty, smoky as hell. Clown Shoes has done it again. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4019) - 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. There’s three distinct components of this one that seem to work pretty well in collaboration. There’s 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (976) - 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.


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