Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by acevenom:
4.15/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours black like motor oil with a creamy two-finger length tan head. Some bubbles can be seen collecting along the underside of the slowly dissipating head. The beer smells of dark roasted malts, coffee, anise, some alcohol, dark fruits, and chocolate.
The beer hits the palate with roasted malts and alcohol. I can pick up some of those notes from the nose like the chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and anise. The beer has been waiting for about six months since bottling, but there is still hop bitterness blending with the strong roasted malt character of this beer. The aftertaste is dominated by the roasted malts. The alcohol becomes more apparent as the beer warms. It's a complex and aggressive tasting RIS, but still quite tasty.
The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The finish clings to the mouth, leaving a lingering aftertaste. This is a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2012 00:17:51 | More by acevenom
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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.