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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2095) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. This was one of my contributions to the event.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mota (1) - - APR 27, 2014 does not count
The smell is inviting, roasted, caramelized and mellowing. One sip and I know I’ve distanced myself from generic. It’s got a bitterness that’s diluted at the end by an earthy sensation of balance. All smells, looks and taste blend together in aftertaste and remind you to take another sip which will lead to new characteristics yet again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (326) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2014
I lost my tasting notes for this beer. Dark brown with a mocha head. Roasted chocolate malts. Creamy. Enjoyed it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3789) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is chocolate, roast, liquorice, molasses etc etc. Flavour is roast, liquorice, chocolate, medium bitter ansd sweetness interchanging. Nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (646) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Opaque black color. Small fluffy tan head. Rich espresso malt aroma has notes of bittersweet chocolate and charcoal as well. First sip is rich dark roasted malt, with hints of espresso, charred wood and chocolate liqueur. Complex and bittersweet, the underlying smokiness stays with this all the way through. Big chewy mouthfeel finishes like a rich, bitter espresso. Very tasty and unique. Definitely worth seeking out!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is black with a long lasting soft tan head. Lovely to look at. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark overripe fruit, thin smoke, but subtle hops. The body is medium to full. The taste is highly pleasant with its dark, sweet malt character and low bitterness at the end. This is one of those stouts that knows how it is done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a dark brown color with caramel colored head. Aroma of slight smoke, chocolate, and brown sugar. A chocolaty stout with the perfect smoke flavor. Most smoke (as opposed to roast) beers taste like liquid smoke. This has the perfect delicate smokiness which I have not come across before. Really enjoyed this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1000) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2014
Interesting & pretty unique imperial stout. It has a deep dark pour w/ a big mocha head that leaves good lacing. The Aroma is roasty w/ just a hint of chocolate. The taste is quite burnt w/ some roastiness & another hint of chocolate. There’s a lot of flavor going on but the body is a hair thin to carry them all through. However, this is still tasty & a fine effort!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Had at home while my wife was beating me at darts, she sure is wonderful! The beer was pretty tasty too, it was chocolatey & tasty. I liked it in my mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (773) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bomber. Pours a deep, brownish-black, opaque with a medium espresso-ish color head, decent retention and lacing. Nose is milk chocolate, earth tones, roasty, malt, smoke. Mouth is medium-full bodied, oily, coffee, cocoa, smoke, some soot (burnt wood?). Decent.


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