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RATINGS: 723   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky jet black with an average (1-2 finger) cocoa brown creamy head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and large collar with extremely excellent sheeting of lacing which engulfed the entire glass. The aroma was bold and robust of burnt dark bread malts, a moderate dose of resin hops and a strong leathery yeast with notes of bakers’ chocolate, dark roasted coffee, licorice, vanilla, ash and a powerful alcohol presence. The taste was bold, roasty, bitter-sweet and very malty with a touch of bitter chocolate early on, becoming powerfully bitter and hoppy with a huge dose of dark roast coffee, a bit of smoke and an intense alcohol finish. The flavor stuck around what seemed like an eternity, with a bold alcohol coffee bitterness left lingering on for quite some time. Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a dry, oily and rather creamy texture and an almost medium carbonation. Overall this was a very strong tasting brew with a multitude of flavors all blending together, thus creating one exceptional beer. Although I thought the big alcohol presence took away slightly from the fantastic flavor this brew has to offer...


4
skortila (5875) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
As Vampire Slayer. Old note. The aroma has roast, chocolate. Black coloured beer with a thin, brown head. The taste is moderate bitter, has quite some roast and chocolate. Full bodied beer. Good.

4.2
Maarten1993 (1279) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2017
Drank during the tasting 08-07-17 (beer 5). 2015 bottle. Very good stout. Chocolate, dark maltyness. Rich, quite long lasting taste.

4.1
Camons (12450) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a creamy light brown head, light lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, sweet chocolate, little smoke, little dark fruits. Flavor is light sweet, rich malty, caramel, chocolate, licorice, little dark fruit, light alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. 8-5-8-4-16

3.7
baraciisch (3239) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark black in color... Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, molasses... Flavor is chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, hints of coffee and licorice on finish... really nice stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2017
650 ml. bottled 06/04/2013. Black with a disc of sticky cobweb foam. Smells of soy, molasses, wine and chocolate. Taste is wine, chocolate, dark bread and cocoa. Medium-heavy body has low-medium carbonation and a decent balance but shows way too much booze for 4 years of bottle aging.

4.4
lello4ever (990) - ITALY - MAY 9, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2017 Praticamente nera, schiuma di media persistenza beige super fine. Aroma di malto tostato con punta affumicata, cioccolato e un pelo di dark fruits e liquirizia. Eccellente bevuta, corpo pieno, cremosa, cioccolata, malto tostato, bella dolce con finale equilibrato. Buon alcol che sostiene alla grande.

3.8
BrewTom (660) - - MAY 1, 2017
Full of rich milk chocolate flavour mixed with a light espresso and easy bitter finish. Rated by BrewTom

3.5
thomashall (994) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2017
Bomber shared by Big Lou, thanks man! Dark pour. Aroma is chocolate and cherries, strange. Taste is toasted malts up front, then dry ashy finish. Not a great finish which ruins this for me.

3.6
ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, cherries. Taste is much the same - chocolate, some dark fruit, medium body with a dry finish.

4
Dorkenstein (545) - - 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.


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