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RATINGS: 701   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Poured this beer from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. It had a thick black color with an above-average sized creamy and slightly foamy tan head that had modest retention, but excellent cling and great lacing. Its aroma had a rich malt presence with strong notes of chocolate along with tones of coffee, molasses, and caramel, along with a grainy hop undertone and notes of wood and dark fruit. The beer had a somewhat sweet taste initially with flavors of chocolate, coffee, light caramel, and a good blend of dark fruit and raisin, that gave way to a bitter grainy effect with a touch of alcohol. It was a fairly wet beer, a touch creamy, with good carbonation and fizz, It was somewhat dry with an alcohol presence at the finish and a dry, but full, mouthfeel.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (805) - 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 (1326) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
Bouteille. Robe noire opaque avec un mince cerne de mousse et quelques reflets brunâtres. Arômes de malt grillé, lactose, chocolat au lait, zestes d’agrumes, bois sec, pamplemousse. En bouche, chocolat, malt grillé, légers houblons d’agrumes, café de moyenne torréfaction, crème de noisettes, notes de vanille boisés. Texture laiteuse et corps mince.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (2007) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Bomber shared by Carlson. Black color, with a small, tan head. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate, cinnamon, anise, and light peat. Sweet and very malty, with a sharp roasted bitterness. Heavy body, syrupy, and thick. This is a flavorful and strong stout, even a bit overly assertive. Still, pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Faathoven (24) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - NOV 9, 2016
Pours very dark with a tan coloured head, dissipating not so quickly. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, some coffee and burnt sugar. Sweet overall. In the mouth it is sweet chocolately, caramel, some coffee notes and a little licorice. Thick texture, soft carbonation, a little astringency in the aftertaste. Very pleasant beer though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6908) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Deep dark stout with big booze and chocolate and pretty pretty pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1429) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Tap; pours black with ring of beige foam; aroma of dark fruits, smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and some spice; taste is sweet with chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, dark fruits, and vanilla; finish is dry, very light bitter with some alcohol warming; complex and good

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (241) - - OCT 30, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a large wine glass. The appearance is dense black with a brown milk chocolaty head of foam. The aroma is black licorice, caramel, burnt sugar, dried prunes and sweet cocoa. The tasting on this was delectable. A chewy mouthfeel chocked full of sweet caramel, burnt sugar, cocoa, and a slight smoke character.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Handypaul (457) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Pours black with a fully-lasting, creamy, dark brown head that leaves very good lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and spruce. Medium body, appropriate carbonation, lightly bitter, medium sweet, creamy mouthfeel, flavors of chocolate, light molasses leading to a brief caramel finish. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (838) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2016
Hard not to like from the packaging through to the beer itself. Jet black pour with thin tan head. A massive range of aroma - licorice, prunes, chocolate and more. Flavor is a massive burst of flavor, again, licorice, chocolate, coffee dried fruit and more. Long finish which exhibits a touch of heat to remind you how boozy this is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (6440) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Dark malty smell with bourbon, dark chocolate and roasted aromas. Similar taste, sweet with caramel. Well hidden ABV. Nice!


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