Clown Shoes Beer comes from the Mercury Brewing Company of Ipswich, Massachusetts. This imperial American stout was brewed in honor of their second anniversary. It is a whopping 10% ABV and if the label were to be believe it is brewed with holy water and smoked with vampire killing stakes.
The beer pours jet black in color. There is an inch of dark brown latte colored foam. The aroma is dark roasted malt, lots of chocolate, sweet in a mocha chocolate milkshake kind of way. The taste is rich dark roasted malt, a hint of smoke, mocha, dark chocolate and milk chocolate. It finishes mildly bitter and more dry than I would have expected from the aroma. This is a very good stout.