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RATINGS: 594   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4801) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and toasted malt glavors, dry not really any sweet tones. Aromas are similarly dry, with roasted and dark tones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Steve. It pours jet black with a small beige head. The nose is rich roast, oily, spicy, earth, umami, chocolate and just a touch of soy sauce. The taste is bitter, rich roast, earth, tar, charred wood, chocolate cake, dark fruits and a touch of alcohol. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Smooth, rich and rather tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
teromous (119) - - JAN 31, 2015
No date marking on the bottle.

Appearance: Dark black body with a medium brown creamy head that stays up for a long time. Itís a georgious looking beer.

Aroma: Not much aroma from this beer. I get a hint of some wood and walnuts but itís very faint.

Taste: After drinking this for a bit I thought Iíd mention up front that I donít get any alcohol flavor from this beer which is fantastic for a 10% ABV beer. It has a nice mellow roasted flavor to the beer, some toasted bread crust, and a bit of a coffee-like flavor. Itís enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied, thick, robust, and it coats the mouth like milk. Itís fantastic. Really easy to drink with just a bite of bitterness.

Overall: This was a very enjoyable beer to drink. It wasnít the most flavorful but at the same time it had enough flavor to make it tasty. The real winner is the drinkability of this beer. Itís nice and smooth, and easy to drink. If you like stouts I would recommend it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Black, foamy brown head. Aroma is smoke, ashtray, light malt, a little syrupy sweetness. Body is medium, low carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is sweet dark malts, smoked paprika, bitter chili finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4916) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet, really dark, black in fact, the head a tanned affair. The nose had a spicy chocolate aroma, the taste the same but with a mixed berry fruit flavour also. Interesting finish with a mild smoked feel in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Beersiveknown for this one. Black with tan head. There is a smoked, spicy nose to this which follows into the beer, dark bitter liquorice, bitumen then a lacing of fruitiness. Really full and very decent. Liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2587) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Nearly black. Thin, lasting, bubbly, tan head. Fruity, dark chocolate. Milk chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies. Pretty full on. Rich, and smooth. Very nice. Especially straight after that Lvivske!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13942) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2014. Pours oily dark brown with a creamy tan head. The nose holds sugary dark malts, cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich dark chocolate, moderate roasted malts, some earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish with mellow alcohol notes, more dark chocolate, dark fruits. Hefty and quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4451) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; opaque black pour with a creamy tan head, spice and chocolate aroma, taste has dark fruits, chocolate, a hint of chilli, some coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3922) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, bottle from brewdog online
opaque black, dark tan lacing, coconut cola, full bodied, slightly smoky and spicey, spikey carbonation, warming, cocoa, earthy.


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