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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12755) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, lightly chocolate, bitter, slightly coffee. Full body, medium carbonation. -- Short re-rate September 6th 2015: malts, quite some chocolate, nicely bitter. Appearance is superb as well this time, opaque black color with a medium sized medium to dark brown head. Very nice! (kept score as it was)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Black pour. Aroma is roasted, coffee, licorice, caramel and quite spicy. Flavor is bitter, roasted, smooth and clean. Simple and straightforward imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a dark black with minimal tan head. Smells of chocolate and coffee and a bit of licorice. Tastes very smooth a very nice job. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (2074) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2013
22oz bomber: This one pours an inky, opaque dark brown color. There was a very small brown head on it that didn’t linger long or leave any lacing. The nose is good. Touch of smoke, just a hint of alcohol. Chocolate, dark fruits, hint of spruce: there is a lot going on in there. The taste is good. A bit of a sweetness to it. Some espresso, chocolate, spruce, dark fruits and some bitterness/dryness in the finish. This is really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1051) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
nice showing from Clown Shoes (aka Mercury Brewing Co.). The style of imperial stout is super competitive, and I’m not sure these clowns are doing anything I haven’t encountered before, but it is a solid offering with ample malt, smoke, espresso, and spruce-like hops. High alcohol well-hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
22oz bottle, shared with DanielCoor and co. Pitch black color. Good thin light brown head. Nice ropes of lace. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger, chewier body. Moderate sweet. Bigger bitter taste. Lightly spicy. Light bite in the finish. Roasty malt. Some coffee, dark chocolate, light smoke. Great imperial stout. Especially good with pizza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick lacy brown head. Aroma is lots of of chocolate, coffee, some licorice, burnt malts, stone toffee and more chocolate. Taste is moderate sweet and quite bitter. Long boozy finish, some marzipan and bitterness. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Incredibly soft creamy profile. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4900) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
Une bouteille de 65 cl.  Une robe presque noire et un col mousseux beige qui s’éteint à petit feu.  Un nez qui s’ouvre sur des parfums de torréfaction et de chocolats fourrés aux amandes.  Il évoque également des effluves de caramel foncé et d’agréables arômes de cuir vanillé.  En bouche, le liquide s’exprime davantage comme un porter impérial fouetté par la douceur.  Des points positifs pour les saveurs chocolatées et pour l’alcool délicat et floral.  Au palais, un liquide bien mené mais peu sensationnel.  Une texture plutôt crémeuse et des bulles suffisantes.  Une finale résineuse dans laquelle se manifeste, à retardement, des notes de cacao presque tièdes. Rien de merveilleux dans cette bière noire qui reste malgré tout assez savoureuse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerGuy84 (17) - - DEC 3, 2013
Thick and dark. Nice head with moderate lacing. Smells of smoke, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is similar with the addition of heavy roasted malts and bitterness. Maybe not everyone’s style but this fit the bill for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoForShlomo (47) - - NOV 17, 2013
Malty aroma; inky black appearance with an almost creamy tan head; sweet, but not cloying, toasted caramel taste that finishes with coffee; silky on the palate with a light fizz; overall, a very good imperial stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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