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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon

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BA SCORE
91
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1,036 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,036
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 68
Gots: 264 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
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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Reviews by ryanonline:
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ryanonline

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

huge foamy tan head with lots of bubbles that just stays around for days! deep dark opaque black body and a ton of lacing.

the scent is strong with espresso and anise as well as some piney hops. there is even a hint of wood and roastiness to it.

the flavor is the same but a bit more potent, lots of roastiness and pine. espresso and woodiness and sweet molasses set the backdrop.

the mouthfeel is very full bodied but not syrupy as most imperial stouts tend to be. very foamy from the enormous head and dry in the finish.

this beer has a surprising amount of drinkability given its full bodied and complex nature.

this beer reminds me alot of the espresso aged yeti from great divide but with a less strong emphasis on the espresso and a greater one on more complexity. fantastic beer, my best regards.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 23:58:16 | More by ryanonline
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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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

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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.

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.