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RATINGS: 484   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky jet black with an average (1-2 finger) cocoa brown creamy head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and large collar with extremely excellent sheeting of lacing which engulfed the entire glass. The aroma was bold and robust of burnt dark bread malts, a moderate dose of resin hops and a strong leathery yeast with notes of bakers’ chocolate, dark roasted coffee, licorice, vanilla, ash and a powerful alcohol presence. The taste was bold, roasty, bitter-sweet and very malty with a touch of bitter chocolate early on, becoming powerfully bitter and hoppy with a huge dose of dark roast coffee, a bit of smoke and an intense alcohol finish. The flavor stuck around what seemed like an eternity, with a bold alcohol coffee bitterness left lingering on for quite some time. Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a dry, oily and rather creamy texture and an almost medium carbonation. Overall this was a very strong tasting brew with a multitude of flavors all blending together, thus creating one exceptional beer. Although I thought the big alcohol presence took away slightly from the fantastic flavor this brew has to offer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimsal27 (232) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours dark black color with brown head.Nose of roasted malts and chocolate. Chocolate, malt taste with some coffee. Thick creamy body with soft carbonantion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1959) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of toasted marshmallow, roasted malts, and vanilla. Fairly balanced in the mouth, with notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and char. A touch of sweetness, but not at all cloying. A solid performer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 12, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, smokey, chocolate, and woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle:   Dark pour, brown head, foamy, nice lacing.   Sweet soy, dark chocolate, light bitterness, toasty, feels heavy.   Some dark pitted fruit.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Lots of sweet soy and dark chocolate on the finish.   Low hop and actually low roastiness.   Easy drinking big stout.   Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sirwisa (24) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Damn well made beer. Wish the head stuck around a bit longer, but that’s nitpicking. Great notes of chocolate, no alcoholic heat. Great dessert beer pairing with rich foods. I chose a cheese and pear tart with slated caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, toffee, taste is dry, bitter, sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (849) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Black with thin rimming lacy tan head; aroma is chocolaty and slightly roasty; Flava is rich tangy sweetness with notes of vanilla/caramel into roasty tangy malt dryness; feels medium to thick creamy with some fizzy foaminess

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
canuck_j (70) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours big and thick and black with a rolling dark tan head. Smells like molasses, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes very complex with caramel chocolate, roasty malts, chocolate, and christmas cake flavours, and very low hop count.has a bug thick mouthfeel almost the consistency of pancake syrup, big and heavy and absolutely delicious. .has a wonderful doughy yeast and is really a fantastic tasting stout. Can you tell i loved it?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Opaque black pour with a low sitting skiff do dark brown head. Nice lacing left in the glass which I don’t always see for the style. Nose has chocolate/cocoa powder and notes of raisin/dark fruitiness and slight nutty note. Rich flavours of dark chocolate, roast, some mild smoky notes. Sharp roasty aftertaste with moderate bitterness, slightly woody, not much alcohol showing. Full bodied and mouth coating. Good impy , but kept wanting more smoke and more bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - JUL 14, 2014
This was a very good beer, its a great stout loads of malts with vanilla from the barrels, a slight smoaky finish.

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