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RATINGS: 714   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
bottle... Clown shoes needs to stick to he stouts, they have them nailed, I still prefer blaecorn slightly but another great effort... light black body with a bright tan with cream head, good retention... the aroma has coffee, lots of dark malt, a bit smoke... the taste has a bit of the char that I like from the blaecorn but overall is a touch sweeter, alcohol hidden well, easy to drink... recommend highly due to price and availability


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (502) - - MAR 23, 2017
Aromas of smoke, dark fruit, and espresso. Taste is ash, dark fruit and semi-sweet milk chocolate, espresso, star anise. Good. Bottled on 8/4/2016.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1920) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle. Colour...black with a thin ecru head. Nose...malted milk balls, dark chocolate and fudge sauce. Palate...a bit thinner than I thought it would be but good flavours of bittersweet chocolate, oak tannin and dark toffee. The mid palate is bitter and the finish is long, laden with chocolate and notes of cassis.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (640) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2017
Bought at Total Wine & More in Boynton Beach Florida and brought back home to Sweden just a few weeks ago.

The beer pours like thick, black oil into the #Orrefors Stout glass with a thin beige head leaving lacing on the inside.

Nose: Coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted malt, brown sugar, molasses and wood.
Taste: Coffee, oak, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, grain and tobacco. Mouth: Full body. Complex structure. Light carbonation. Dry and light bitter ending. Smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2017
on tap pour very dark with thick tan head smell of coffee and cocoa flavor is coffee chocolate and roasted malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (6002) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Pitch black coloured body with a three centimetre tall rich light brown head. Aroma of cream, lactose, vanilla, oak, alcohol, soy sauce, mushrooms, earth and a good deal of roasted malts. Full-bodied; Sweet flavours at first with brown sugar, molasses, toffee and a lot of vanilla noticeable coupled with some roasted malt, a light amount of coffee and earth and a smooth cherry and fruity finish with the drier oak and grainy flavours that show up at the end. Aftertaste shows some bitterness from the dry roasted malt, but a lot of creamy notes from the lactose along with some depth from the alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice robust Imperial Stout with some smooth flavours, a lot of complexity and a deep creamy finish - smooth, especially considering the alcohol. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 17-October-2015 for US$7,99 sampled at home in Washington on 15-February-2017. Production Date: Unknown // Purchased: 17-October-2015 // Sampled: 15-February-2017.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8743) - 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 (118) - 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 (3842) - 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 (2971) - 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.


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