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RATINGS: 474   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.


RexTalionis' rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RexTalionis (2333) - - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle 650 ml, bottled 2/2012. Pitch black color, thin beige head. Coffee, roasted coffee, some herbs or spices perhaps and the loads of more coffee, espresso in aroma. Lovely so far. Roasted coffee and roasted malts in taste. Some mid-bitter chocolate also in flavor. Nice roasted coffee and chocolate in aftertaste, but also some light smokiness or burnt wood in there. Smooth, like liquid velvet. Some notes of salty licorice also detected. Really tasty and scaringly easy to drink.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (919) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Smoky malts, rye, cold coffee, caramel/treacle and woody notes. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Medium thick smooth texture, medium body, low carbonation, abrupt malty, rye, caramel finish. Comments: Good and glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
22oz bomber from Crossroads. Pours black with a large frothy khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla cream, caramel, and notes of rubbing alcohol. Taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, leather, and sour milk notes in the finish.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Aroma is sort of acidic. Smells sort of like a porter. Looks great. Head is smooth and tan. Looks almost nitro. .taste is good but not mind blowing. Very generic. Lighter notes of chocolate. A little sharp on the after taste. Palate is smooth. A little acidic bitter aftertaste. Overall this is not a bad imperial stout just doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Also drinking this as an atheist... Will I burst into flames??? Only time (and the rest of the bottle) will tell.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
Pretty bloody good. Not too bitter and not too sweet either. Somewhat pricey compared to others in the class.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kayres (435) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Sugary sweet aroma. Very smooth almost Bel candy like flavors. Bit of vanilla boozy flavor in the middle. Finishes with a hint of roast ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
650ml bomber pours deep black color with a finger of light brown head that settles to reveal some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted grains, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is a dark chocolate malty and dark fruit sweetness with a roasted grain and coffee bitterness. Medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation leaving the palate pleasantly satisfied. Well done and recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
Vampire slayer. Looks..cola black, tan medium head Smells.. Dried dark fruits, dark choc, coffee, roasty malts and some liquorish. Tastes.. Loads of choc, smokey and woody, some coffee. Lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (305) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours pitch black with a fine tan head. Nose is coffee, raisin, sweet wood smoke, rum, cocoa. Flavor is loads of coffee, some charcoal, dark chocolate, raisin. Loads of smoke on the finish that kind of catches in the back of the throat. Fairly heavy body, but not over the top. Pretty lovely. The smoke is great and balances the sweetness really well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (599) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
This beer has a great coffee aroma. It has flavors of chocolate hazelnut and coffee it has a beautiful rich black color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle pour to snifter opaque black with large dark tan head. Nose full of roast, dark chocolate, light party smoke, dark fruit. Taste big dark roast up front, followed by decent bitterness. Mid palate sweet, then the dark fruit and chocolate. Maybe a hint of alcohol in the finish. Syrupy mouth.


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