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
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 1,041 ratings.