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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Lightly smoky, chocolatey aroma. Pours black with small tan head. The head is viscous, causing it to hang around. Dry with light smoke and chocolate. Very creamy mouthfeel. Love the tiny carbonation. This is a nice beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8532) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Draft. Pours black with a beige head. Mild smoked and roasted malts, a little fudge-like sweetness, and mild lingering smoked malts. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KevinReddirt (74) - Midland, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2017
My first try of a Clown Shoes anything. Off to a good start. It pours out of the bomber into a snifter a typical Imperial Stout an inky black. It comes with a swell light brown head that eventually breaks up. The nose is a moderate molasses and chocolate. Inviting. The flavors in the taste are interesting, oak, earth, toast and a nice sweetness at the end. I detect no push of the alcohol, my bottle indicates 10.5%. Worth a return visit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2017
New Years Eve together with Yves at his home 650ml bottle of black colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt coffee chocolate aroma a roasted malt hops chocolate sweet alcholic bitter taste with an alcholic bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2928) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2016
Shared with wim at my home. First one og 2017, lets start of well! Black colored beer with off-white head and no carbonation visible. Roasted malty aroma. Full sparkling creamy palate. Finish is sweet coffee malty mucca.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsMuse12 (10) - homosassa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle bought in Pescadero, California. Clean and astringent, but not thin. Spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Bouteille. Une bire qui accompagne parfaitement un marathon de Dexter sur Netflix. Robe pas tout fait noire et bien filtre affichant une magnifique tte qui malheureusement disparat abruptement. Puissantes armes de torrfaction, de houblons verts annonant une franche amertume, de fleurs des champs, camouflant presque un caramel qui somme toute jure avec le reste des armes. En bouche le tout se stabilise. Les houblons jouent un rle finalement aromatique alors que la torrfaction prend le dessus sans vhiculer de lamertume redoute. Un sucre rsiduel indniable me colle aux lvres bien que le liquide reste plutt mince et sans grande complexit. Une bire qui quoique bonne, ne retient pas mon attention.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5278) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle. Thick black with small head. Strong roasted malt body. Unsweet dark chocolate, black licorice, mild smoked notes. Moderate booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (879) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Opaque black pour, medium, rocky tan head. Some typical stout characteristics (dark chocolate, coffee roast) but there is some light smokiness that makes for a nice variation. ABV is well hidden. Quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (837) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle pour into taster cup at One Stop Market 30th Anniversary. Appearance is very dark brown, ring of light brown head with mild lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, tinge of smoke. Taste is big smoke and dark fruit, roasted malts, chocolate. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation, finish like taste. Overall, the smoke adds a nice little unique wrinkle to this, which also has the usual delicious features of an impy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1388) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
Bouteille. Robe noire opaque avec un mince cerne de mousse et quelques reflets bruntres. Armes de malt grill, lactose, chocolat au lait, zestes dagrumes, bois sec, pamplemousse. En bouche, chocolat, malt grill, lgers houblons dagrumes, caf de moyenne torrfaction, crme de noisettes, notes de vanille boiss. Texture laiteuse et corps mince.


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