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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (517) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2016
650ml bottle from shop.mikkeller.dk - Bottled on 11/03/15

Black colour with a sticky tan head. Chocolate, mild hops, medium bodied, malty, cold coffee. Expected more.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (723) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Holy dark malts batcave dwellers. Deep dark chocolate brown with lush, orange-hued tan head. It’s slick, glossy, a rather sparse ring of lace is left after it subsides. Aromas of dark chocolate, booze, vanilla, caramel, a bit of dark dried fruit. The taste is smooth, dark chocolate bitterness with rich caramel and some whisky. Full palate, mostly slick, adequate carb on the soft side and a slightly powdery finish. It holds up well as it warms but the doesn’t seem to open up much more.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1410) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
April 16th, 2014 - Now called the Undead Party Slayer, Clown Shoes’ Vampire Slayer is a stout that grabs the drinker by the nose and tongue and refuses to let go. It pulls and pushes and swerves side to side, dragging the drinker along - a beer drinking version of the tail wagging the dog. Sweet with light coffee and cream, the smell has enough complexity there to warrant a high score, but it gets better with a little warmth. Closer to room temperature I also catch a light dribble of molasses, and an unctuous peat scent that binds the whole bouquet together. The flavor is similarly sweet, and more brash with the molasses drizzle, but mixing in some chocolate syrup and dark, bitter chocolate for an extra layer of depth and balance. Sweet, sudsy, and a sturdy body, this is ab absolute winner in the dark beer spectrum, and a great reason to shell out for a little luxury and pick up more of the Clown Shoes series.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Black black body with about a quarter inch tan head of small to medium brown bubbles. Aroma of plums ,raisins, roasty malts, some caramel, and chocolate. Flavors of plums, licorice, hints of chocolate, and honey. Very smooth but with a bit of alcohol heat at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
Pitch black colour, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, malts, cacao. Sweet flavour, chocolate, coffee. Finish vanilla and roasted malts.
(from 66cL bottle @ Cat’s place)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1415) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2016
Beer tasting @ 19/2-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate and coffee. Body is medium, the finish is dry, roasted and chocolatey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (503) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle from mikkeller beershop. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Dry finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2585) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2016
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 160219. Bottle (650 ml) from Mikkeller Bottle Shop. Roasted malty with chocolate and liquorice, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and roasted with chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2573) - GREECE - FEB 15, 2016
650 ml bottle shared with friends at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Costantin. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, dark chocolate. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with dark fruity notes, some smoked notes too and cocoa. Med to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duchammer (184) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle from Matt: poured black with a espresso head. Aroma molasses,vanilla light smoke oak. This was a super smooth beer with nice balance malt back bone!


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