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RATINGS: 594   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
This is a very nice impy stout, but not one that I would go out to the store looking for. It was very drinkable and smooth, but the flavors were a bit off-balance and didn’t really jive. The beer poured a black color with a subtle tan head. There wasn’t much lacing around the glass, either. The nose was mostly of sweet malt, chocolate and a hint of vanilla and alcohol. The flavors were very smooth and drinkable, though. For the most part, the alcohol level was pretty-well hidden. I tasted a chocolate milkshake, with a dose of vanilla, alcohol, cream and light hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2764) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bomber. Pours black with a small foamy head that quickly fades to a ring. Aromas are burnt wood, citrus hops, brown sugar, dark roast malt, light smoke, and dark fruit. Taste has a very nice brown sugar sweetness up front with a strong bitter, hoppy finish. Burnt wood, roasted coffee, and dark fruit show up strong as well. Medium body, nice mouthfeel. This beer is pretty intense and I really like it. Drink it fast though because it starts getting hot.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Deuce. Pours an oily black with a thin layer of tan head. Tastes of roasted malt, burnt bitter coffee, semi-sweet dark chocolate and a bit of black licorice. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
22oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some thin, sudsy, off white head. Standard nose, malty, sweet, brown sugar, licorice, dark chocolate, a little plum, coffee. Flavor is malty and chocolatey, licorice, brown sugar, some coffee, a nice lick of smoke and a distinct black pepper note. Full, sweet finish. Very likable.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bitter vanilla delicious flavor. Rich, but bitter. Nice mouth feel , low carbonation. Good, but not great

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydslip (253) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Dark as pitch brownish-black beer with a surprisingly thin brown head. Rich nose of dark chocolate, salted caramel, and toffee. Deliciously flavorful with deep dark chocolate and layers of roasted malt and salted nuts. A sweet spicy vanilla follows with a slight bitterness emerging that finishes off the flavor profile, but you need repeated sips to capture all the nuance. This is everything a stout can be. You will not be disappointed with this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours black with pretty creamy tan head. Nice aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malts and almost a strawberries and cream fragrance. Some of that sweet Strawberry flavour followed by some smoke, dark chocolate and dark malts. A really good stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, molasses, plum, espresso, light vanilla, and citrus hops. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger light tan head that eventually fades to a soapy film. There’s a good amount of webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of milk chocolate and dark chocolate. The chocolate mixes with some molasses in the middle. The finish has espresso, vanilla, dark fruits, and a touch of alcohol. It’s full bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Step1 (2) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2013 does not count
Very impressed with this Stout. Notes of chocolate, anise, dark fruit and smoke are very balanced and alcohol is hidden very well. I can't wait to drink more of this beer. --via Beer Buddy from my iPhone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
Pours black with about a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of coffee, molasses, light soy, smoke, light oak barrel, hints of chocolate. Taste is initial dark fruit sweet before heavy chocolate and coffee, oak barrels, big alcohol, wood and smoke finish. Body is full and creamy with soft carbonation.


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