Breakfast Exorcism is a limited-distribution beer from Massachusetts’ Clown Shoes brewery, with a base of Undead Party Crasher (imperial stout). The beer is aged in rye barrels that have had espresso beans from the Barrington Coffee Roasting Company. This imperial stout has a good coffee nose and a little bit of sweetness at the end, something that is expanded upon when one takes their first sip. The mouthfeel of Breakfast Exorcism is perfectly-balanced between the thick, choppy seas of many imperial stouts and the more malt-forward and thinner feel of a porter.
This effort allows individuals to be hit with hints of vanilla and bourbon along with chocolate and tobacco notes. The richness of the effort means that other twists and turns will await imbibers; nutty and dark fruits poke their head through the veil at various points. The sweetness is matched with an ample amount of malt, meaning that no one side of the Breakfast Exorcism is able to reach dominance; by having this balanced approach, an imbiber will be just as interested at the last sips of the brew as they were when they first cracked open the bottle.
Breakfast Exorcism pours with a good amount of tannish head and a consistent amount of lacing that makes its way down a goblet. The beer comes in a 22 ounce bomber, making it the only effort that will be necessary to send an individual adrift on memory bliss.
For more information about the full array of Clown Shoes’ offerings, visit their domain. A quick jaunt over to the brewery’s social media profiles has all the information that one could conceivably want about new product releases. Breakfast Exorcism is the best imperial stout that we have tasted in 2015 and ranks right up there with the best we’ve ever tasted.