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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanhunter_4 (115) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
1 pt. 6 oz. bottle poured at my brother’s place in Methuen, MA. Pours black with a brown head that died quickly. Smelled like the mexican clown shoes I rated the other day, so I was worried. For the record, that was chili powder and chocolate. However, I was pleasantly surprised; it started sweet but had a nice finish of chili and chocolate (as it should be). This beer tells me I need to drink the other one again. I had ice cream before and think it ruined the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2015
Bomber. Black with pretty tan lace. Huge nose or uamami, vanilla, soy, chocolate. Rich malt flavor, brown sugar, molasses, umami with a little soy. Very rich, a bit boozy, but well integrated. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours dark black. With a strong chocolate and malt aromas. Has an off white head and lacing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6063) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Many thanks to BeersIveKnown. Viscous black caramel coloured pour with a fleeting tan head. Aroma is smoked meat, ham, dark malts, molasis. Flavour is composed of hiney ham, berry, rounded caramle, smooth roast. Palate is sweet and viscous. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting, 3/30/15. Clear dark brown, thin fizzy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, green hops. The taste is chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt. Thin bodied, low carbonation, boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5668) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Light smokiness with some roast. Bitter dark chocolate with caramel and some booze, though less than you’d expect. Creamy consistency, very smooth. Good stuff. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (528) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
2011 bottle of Vampire Slayer. Pours dark with a nicely defined mocha foam head. The aroma is of lactose sugar, soft smokiness, cocoa, liquorice, and leather. The flavor has a sweet milk sugar taste. In addition to the sugary flavor I noticed a pleasant bitterness, earthy tobacco, some chocolate, a mild roasted taste, hints of possible coffee, and a very soft alcohol flavor in the finish. Overall this was rather good and it aged better than expected. Very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5535) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, light smoke and roasted coffee. Flavor is very sweet chocolate, malty, an easy abv warmth and medium coffee at the finish. A firm malt bitter finish with a wisp of smoke. Medium full body with light smooth carbonation. very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle, Bottle Dog, Kings X, London. Great name and label. Murky dark brown looks with a small tan head. Beak had notes of chocolate, dark malts, earthy hop and liqourice. Fullish mouthfeel. Flavour was dark roasted malt, hops, dark fruits, smoke, choc and booze. Finished dry with more bitterness and roast. Good impy but not quite out the very top drawer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1720) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle: I enjoyed this at the annual Stout tasting in Boise hosted by some Beer Advocate guys (gasp) where they allow some rating whores in from ratebeer. I’ve always been impressed with Clown Shoes. This is basically alcoholic black coffee with sugar. I liked it.

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