Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by JamnesCameron:
4.95/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Surprise package received today. In it was a bottle of this black beauty. Bottled September 2011. Thanks Gregg!
Poured into a snifter. Pours a deep jet black, no light gets through. On top sits a light mocha head that drops rather quickly, leaving a mere wisp of foam around the glass rim and some lacing.
Aromas of big, dark roast - coffee, malt, and hints of dark cocoa. Come candied dark fruit, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol.
Flavors of burnt sugar, dark roasted coffee, dark (90%) cocoa, no hint of dark roast malt harshness, very intense. Warming alcohol bite, vanilla. Finish is long, dark, roasty, coffee bitterness, and alcohol warmth. Finish goes on for days.
Mouthfeel is sticky, oily, mouthcoating roasty bitterness. Good level of carbonation. An alcohol bite.
Overall, another very intense, outstanding brew from Clown Shoes. This Shoehead loves these beers!
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2011 02:51:50 | More by JamnesCameron
More User Reviews:
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 1,036 ratings.