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RATINGS: 595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fezzy (105) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours an impenetrable black with a thin, tan head that fades but leaves some lacing. Aroma is mostly cocoa. Lots more cocoa on the palate, leading to strong, black coffee, which is complemented with the very light hand of smoked malts, such that the beer does not really taste smoky, but has just enough of that quality to add nicely to the mocha ensemble. Finishes dry and with a faint whisper of tropical fruit, and incredibly palatable and easy-drinking for 10%. Look out, grandma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leepe_steven (202) - Lede, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Pours a dark brown, black beer with a brown tanned head. Aroma has some smokey notes to it. Taste is some sweetness and coffee and some roastiness. Some alcohol warmth noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (892) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Dark brown, almost black pour with large frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, faint coffee and faint smoke. Taste of roasted malts, faint coffee, chocolate fudge and very faint smoke. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced, mild hops on the finish. Very good imperial stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Roasty smell. Taste is a pretty standard roasty stout. Full bodied with medium carbonation and mild foam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 20, 2015
Look: pours dark black. Slight oily. Dark brown head. Smell: lots of fudge. Smoked malts. Very chocolatey. Taste: chocolate. Slight coffee. Heavy roasted malts. Light licorice flavor. Feel: medium carbonation. Creamy mouth feel. Overall: very smooth. Nice beer. Very drinkable. First drank: home 3/20/15 Vintage:

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Dead black pour with a quickly dissipating head that was a light brown. Aroma is a milk, dark chocolate, sugar, malts, and light light coffe and caramel. Such a smooth beer. I feel like i get a slight ashy smokey flavor that does a good job of taking away from the bitterness you get from the dark chocolate taste. Smooth and creamy. Medium light carbed. Reminds me a lot of some really good cigar city stputs Ive had. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EyeAmBaldman (379) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours black with a thick foamy caramel head. Aroma is sweet with notes of pecan, malt and a twinge of alcohol. Taste is full of chocolate with some nice bitterness on the tongue with a good bite on the backend. There’s a good bit of roasted malt and chocolate in the mouth. This is a really good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[2/13/15] Draught at Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco. Black with a brown head. Aroma of roast and salty licorice. Flavor is quite sweet with a bit of coffee, a bit of chocolate, a bit of licorice and a bitterish finish. Quite full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2470) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours a two finger tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted malt nose and flavor is slightly sweet smoky chocolate. Decent imp stout. High ABV is hidden. $10.35 for a 22oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsmanigold (96) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Strong coffee flavor with a little boozy after taste. Dark coffee appearance. This is a pretty great stout and is not over powerful like an imperial stout usually is.

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