Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by DaveAnderson:
3.1/5 rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Strong pour from a bomber into a Duvel glass. Opened at about 40°, and re-sampled until it reached about 60°.
A: Milky, dark beer that develops a moderate tan head, which recedes quickly, and leaves very little lacing.
S: Not the greatest RIS I have ever smelled. There are some chocolate notes, but also some off aromas, like cardboard and glue. Slight hoppiness discernable after it warms.
T: Slightly astringent, sight chocolate finish. A little bitterness, and a tiny amount of sweetness. The alcohol is well-masked. I can't say I'm hating this, but I wouldn't call it a favorite.
M: It's very rich and creamy. This is easily its best attribute.
O: I just don't understand why Clown Shoes released this beer. I have had plenty of Imperial Stouts, and generally like the style. But this one is one of my biggest RIS disappointments. There just isn't the complexity or harmony that I expect from a RIS. Too bad.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2012 05:49:58 | More by DaveAnderson
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3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on 2/22/13. Says its designed to improve with age.
Appearance: Black body with a thin cap of light brown suds. Not quite as dark as some other stouts but definitely looks the part.
Aroma: Rich dark malt and stone fruit. Dried figs. I've got a bit of a head cold so this thing is very quite aromatic for being about a year and a half since it was bottled.
Taste: Starts with nearly sweet dark malt flavor that transitions to a sweet cream flavor. The hops don't add much to the flavor, likely having faded from sitting on the shelf for so long. However, the bitter tones from the dark malt help balance the creamy sweetness. Finish is bitter coffee grinds. Really not tasting much of the 12.5% ABV apart from a burn on the palate in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth with moderate carbonation. Full in body.
Final Thoughts: This one basically met my expectations. Would have liked to taste a little vanilla or perhaps an oaken-aged version just to spruce it up a bit. The flavor is consistent with many other well known stouts of the style. Definitely a well done beer but nothing special. Would I drink it again? Maybe if it was on nitro-tap.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 22:35:18 | More by JamesMN
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,037 ratings.