Hammer of the Holy by Clown Shoes is an 11% ABV Smoked Imperial Stout aged in 40 year old Jamaican Rum barrels Holy water.
Hammer of the Holy, an American Imperial Stout aged in 40-year old Jamaican rum barrels, incorporates holy water, signature dark malts, and malt smoked with vampire killing stakes. Dear Undead, “Die, monsters, die!”
Essentially it is their Vampire Slayer beer aged in Jamaican Rum. Vampire Slayer on its own has been one of the best beers along with Blaecorn Unidragon and the Angry/Very Angry beast line up. Some of the best and exquisitely delicious and to me, world class beers. Ramirez in Boyle Heights California has this one.
Dark Chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, rum, mild tropical hints, caramel, vanilla, oak, smokey campfire, graham crackers, mocha, dark fruits, raisins, plums, coconut hints, rye bread, molasses, brown sugar, earthy and tropical hop presence.
The mild smokey campfire notes of the beer makes it taste like Old Rasputin but not to a bitter degree but smokey, but then the sweet flavors take over. Caramel, dark fruits, raisins, plums, rich dark chocolate, sweet tropical rum notes, oak, graham crackers, marshmallow notes, coconut, rye bread, oatmeal cookies, mild flan notes, hazelnut, coffee and mocha.
Sweet berries, oak, smoke, rum, tropical and dark fruit longer for a bit. A sipping beer but closer to easy drinking? Damn dangerous. Dangerously smooth and damn good luck trying to find the alcohol
Vampire Slayer was delicious on its own, adding the 40 year old rum, FUCK!!!!! is what I say to that. Very delicious indeed and one that I loved a lot!!! Definitely recommend getting this one and don’t let this one get away. Hammer of the Holy is your weapon against the shitty dead beers of the world.
Vivid Blue from the Vividred series and Tia Harribel from the Bleach series I used in this pairing to represent the hammer of the holy as an awesome weapon but as well as to compliment the colors of the label. Tia was mainly used as a remind of what the beer was originally, Vampire Slayer, so in the epic artwork where she stands unleashing the gush of holy water and 40 year old rum towards the evils of the world, you can remember how bad ass that beer was and now enjoy this new epic beer.