Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by Kendo:
4.06/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 1/2012. Consumed January 18, 2013, making this exactly 1 year old.
A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black with a small tan head that's gone pretty quickly.
S: Roasted barley malt with a touch of coffee. Alcohol is noted as well.
T: Dark fruits (raisins), cocoa powder and chocolate malt, with a touch of anise and a hint of licorice. I suspect that fresh this would've been a bit more roasty, but I'm happy with where it is now. I have to say the 12.5% ABV is tremendously well-hidden. I get a minor sense of alcohol drying at the finish, but no real heat either on the palate or on the way down, though a little is felt in the belly. Only time will tell, but that could be dangerous. Lingering roasty bitterness on the aftertaste.
M: Full bodied, slightly slick in feel.
O: Solid. Recently purchased (as a gift, so I didn't buy it), I can't help but wonder what it was like a year ago. As it is now, it's a good RIS, but not world-class.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2013 02:50:30 | More by Kendo
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3.76/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Blackish dark brown/tan with a foamy, thick 12 inch head, lots of sticky lacing.
Smell - Roasted malts, raisin, plum, fig, molasses, chocolate, cocoa, not really abundant aromas.
Taste - First sip starts out very roasted, smokey malts. Thick charcoal flavor with traces of raisin and plum with a minor cherry sweet flavor. Nice amount of bitter hops with bitter coffee comes in after the first wave of smoked malts. A little yeasty sweet note mixed with molasses adds a sweet note to a rather overly bitter beer. Alcohol adds a little warmth in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Roasted malts nail tongue. Coffee and chocolate coat the palate along with some hops and sugars. Aftertaste is malty, bitter, coffee and chocolate with a little alcohol.
Overall - A good solid and ris. Really surprised by the roasted smoked flavor, and also the amount of hops and bitter coffee flavor. The coffee/expresso bitter flavor left on the tongue is a odd flavor, and a turnoff to me honestly. Still, I can drink this and enjoy it but its not my favorite ris.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 01:45:52 | More by wvsabbath
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
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