Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
4/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22oz bomber picked up at Pinocchio's in Media, PA. Poured into a Chimay goblet.
AP: Not much of head on this one. Only about 1/4" tan head at most that fizzled down to a dusting across the surface and a ring along the glass. Decent lacing, however. Colour is a very dark murky muddy brown bordering on black.
AR: Hearthy black bread with chocolate syrup and molasses are the first aromas I get, with a bit of alcohol. Hints of coffee/espresso and bitter chocolate in the background with a bit of rum/brandy soaked dark fruits of fig and raisin.
T: Flavour mirrors the nose with the addition of a chocolate pudding/fudge taste and brownie batter. Earthy bitter hops on the aftertaste that wrestle with the sweetness of the malts to give some balance. Alcohol in the nose is better hidden in the taste.
M: Fairly carbonated for a RIS which makes the body feel a bit lighter to me. Still, it does have a moderate creaminess and an oily finish that coats the tongue.
OV: A solid RIS, just not great/outstanding. Not chewy enough for me as I like my RISs to be big bold mothers. Flavours were good and I liked the bitter Earthy hop bite on the aftertaste that lingered. I'd have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2013 05:51:58 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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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 1,041 ratings.