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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydslip (246) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2217) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5557) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2700) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamah (214) - - JUL 26, 2013
Chocolate and dark fruit aromas. thick black pour with thin tan head. The taste is sweet but finishes bitter and dry. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Solid. Some green apple. Nicely roasted. Struggles a bit as it warms. Could be roastier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1018) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap. Dark black. Thin tan head. Nice chocolate and roast nose. Sweet malty creamy attack. Dry bitter finish. Yumm!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
htnicholas (50) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Purchased in a 22oz bottles at Corker Liquors in Costa Mesa, CA (great place to get Specialty Craft Beers BTW...). Pours a medium density one inch tan head that dissipates to a thin ring in a manner more appropriate to belgian yeast. Head retention is below average but by no means in the category of concerning or unacceptable. Aroma is of Chocolate, French Roast Coffee, Molasses, and very light vanilla. Carbonation is light but appropriate for the style. Mouthfeel is creamy but not thick. That feel does not stick to the roof of your mouth, If anything I wish that it could stick around a little longer to better convey the premium malt bill that is apparent in the taste. The taste is nicely balanced and far from cloyingly sweet despite the heavy chocolate and vanilla flavors. It has an initial taste of vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate, with a mild finish of molasses and coffee. It is frighteningly drinkable and hides it's 10%abv well. There is a little heat, but no more than what you would associate with an ordinary but moderately substantive 6.5% porter. The core of the taste justifies the Stout monicker. It is a complex mixture of what tastes like crystal and chocolate malts. Regardless of their origin, the choice of malts here convey's a subtle sweetness counterbalance to the burnt molasses bitterness and mild smoky-ness in the body. (I love this beer but I hate Rauchbier, so don't let the smokiness scare you off.) The finish is mostly of vanilla with mild coffee and burnt hickory overtones. I will buy and drink this beer again!!! I wish Clown Shoes were in California and and not in Massachusetts. Yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Got in a trade with Cyde. 22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled 12/2011. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, toffee, wood, smoke, coffee, vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark and roasted malt notes with moderate smoke presence; and good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, light char, wood, smoke, coffee, vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, light char, smoke, coffee, vanilla, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; with moderate smoke balance and zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice smoked imperial stout. All around nice balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the gravity. A very enjoyable offering.

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