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RATINGS: 721   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (6493) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Some malts and creaminess up front in the aroma and flavor. This is pretty darn tasty. Plenty of hops and a good thickness.


4
JefVerstraete (3739) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2018
Bottle from Elie. Many thanks! Thick black beer with lots of creamy dark brown foam. Nose of roasted malts, light smoke, coffee, sweet caramel. Taste is roasty, light sweet and roasty bitter. Good Imperial Stout.

3.6
Sammy (12967) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2017
above average mouthfeel. chocolate nose. dark and very drinkable. bitter chocolate that sweetened on repeated samples.

4.6
stowe_ronald (2) - - DEC 24, 2017 does not count
Favorite for both of us. Dark and robust. Strong at about 11% but still very taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2017
Bottle at Porterfestivalen cons 2017-11-18 Göteborg AR: popcorn, pumpernickel bread, roasted malt AP: dark brown, dark brown head F: fizzy, dull, grainy mouth feeling, roasted malt, sour coffee

3.9
jhamp9 (2007) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2017
Pitch black pour with a beige head that fades to a ring. Oily coating of the glass with fine lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, black coffee, and licorice. Taste is black coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, tobacco, and licorice. Thick viscous body.

3.9
ciocanelu (3090) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 16, 2017
Black color with mocha head. Aroma has roasted malt, molasses, milk chocolate and some liquorice. Taste is rich and roasty with chocolate malt and some savory notes. Medium plus body with soft carbonation. A legit american style imperial stout.

4.1
geolgau (544) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - OCT 16, 2017
Shared bottle, thanks @ciocanelu. Nice, roasty aroma, quite potent and with no alcohol traces. Lactose, coffee, dark chocolate and a tad smoky. The full body keeps a nice roasty flavor, with a hint of smoke, also with chocolate, hazelnuts, dark fruits and sweet molasses. Finish is bitter and roasty. Nice impy.

3.9
minihame2 (788) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Oily, black body and a frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, some coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, plenty of roasted malts but still not that sharp. There's a bit of lactose feel to it and lots of coffee in the aftertaste. Body is medium, low carbonation, mouthfeel is milky and soft but overall surprisingly light. Very nice, full flavoured stout.

3.8
andrewje41 (4519) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2017
22 oz bottle poured, shared by my brother. Awesome that these Clown Shoes are showing up a couple hundred miles south. Hopefully soon it will be even more convenient, and we can pick it up in Seattle. A jet black pour with a quick fading head. A hot aroma of chocolate malt, roasted character. Flavor is a slightly doughy malt, a ton of rich chocolate, creamy body. A touch smokey as hoped. Solid beer. Solid label. Impressive stuff here.

3.8
Boutip (6627) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malt with some black chocolate notes is quite enticing. Taste is a mix of dry roasted malt notes with some black chocolate, light molasses and subtle smoke notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and some warming alcohol notes are noticeable. Solid imperial stout with right amount of complexity.


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