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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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1,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 69
Gots: 266 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011)
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). 8.99. Bottled 03/2012. Served in a stemmed New Holland glass.

Pours glossy black with two fingers of creamed capuccino head. Ocassional small clumps of lace.

Smells dark roasty with chocolate, coffee and a little smokey pine.

Tastes of deep roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, smoke and raisins with just enough hints of piney bitter hops and booze. A really nice blend.

Oily slick, medium thick feel with moderate sharp carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste with more coffee and dark chocolate notes.

I've enjoyed this one several times so it was past time to review. This is my favorite year-round available Russian imperial stout and favorite from Clown Shoes. Thick, smooth (much more than expected for 12.5% abv), creamy and complex. Plus it ages well. Highly recommended for imperial stout lovers.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 04:50:25 | More by ThickNStout
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MaxPowers

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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ordybill

Georgia

2/5  rDev -50.9%

08-02-2014 01:59:51 | More by ordybill
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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-01-2014 04:25:07 | More by mattreitz49
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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-31-2014 02:50:05 | More by benloho
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-29-2014 02:14:21 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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jallen5076

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-27-2014 23:45:56 | More by jallen5076
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-27-2014 21:38:53 | More by Petegrieco
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-27-2014 06:07:39 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-26-2014 10:09:48 | More by audioserf
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-26-2014 03:01:56 | More by ToddGingerich
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humpty1602

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-23-2014 18:57:28 | More by humpty1602
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Emostuka

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-23-2014 11:46:20 | More by Emostuka
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

07-22-2014 18:15:13 | More by John_Beeryman
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Evango

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-21-2014 22:34:19 | More by Evango
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microbial

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-21-2014 03:38:02 | More by microbial
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 00:37:00 | More by Drew88
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Tasmanianbeerdude

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-19-2014 04:06:24 | More by DrMindbender
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RobertH50

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 03:00:00 | More by RobertH50
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-17-2014 17:49:27 | More by MattSharpless
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-17-2014 00:52:24 | More by golf4collet
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JamesMN

Minnesota

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
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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HopSavant

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.