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RATINGS: 710   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From notes. Great beer, Bottle poured into a shaker. Coffee, chocolate and loads of smoked malt. Im really liking this beer. I think I can taste the Holy Water.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5993) - 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 (8668) - 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 (104) - 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 (3809) - 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 (2948) - 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 (1664) - 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 (5309) - 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 (891) - 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 (862) - 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.


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