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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
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1,239 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,239
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 77
Gots: 329 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice stout! 16 oz. bottle. Good smell.

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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Awesome art work and a creative name made me have no choice but to grab this. It's almost like 3-F's and Clown Shoes are cut from the same cloth.

A - Jet black almost like unidragon blood. It pours very thick with a nice fluffy brown head and strong lacing.

S - Just explodes with tons of of sweet malt smell with mostly roasted, chocolate, caramel, and some toffee notes radiating out. There are even some hops with the rich herbal character that you don't usually find in big black stouts but this one is a real Winner.

T - The first sip you are overwhelmed with tremendous flavors of malty, roasty, chocolate, coffee, and toffee/caramel sweetness. Also the hops keep it very interesting lending some flavorful hoppiness and bitterness to the decadent taste. Only the slightest of alcohol but is definitely mask very well with all of the flavor. I've had many smaller beers with much more alcohol bite. The roasted character is preserved in flavor and not just bitterness or char allowing the coffee like flavor of roasted malt to shine.. I am extremely happy to taste a stout that actually uses some alpha acids to calm the sweetness and not just rely on the bitterness of the roasted malts.

M - HUGE mouth-feel with perfect moderate to low carbonation. Super thick and full but some how the bitterness on the finish and the perfect carbonation lets you keep drinking this to the last drop.

Overall, an extremely good RIS! I am unsure as to why it doesn't have the rating that I would expect from such a flavorful stout but then again I am a "hop-head" and I really enjoy being able to taste the hops in every beer I have. The hops may be a negative trait for other dark beer enthusiasts that prefer to keep Imperial stouts and IPAs out of the same drink. If price and availability were not a consideration I would pick this stout over any other regular RIS on the market; however, with Ten Fidy being in every local liquor store and only being $15 per 4 pack it is hard to justify paying $15 dollars for a bomber just to taste some hoppiness in my stout.

Do yourself a favor and try this the next time you are craving a big imperial stout!

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4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/19/13. Pours oil black with a finger of tan head. Smells of dark fruits, smoke, and some coffee. Taste is of dark fruits, chocolate, a bit of coffee. Just a little bitterness and some heat. Smokiness plays well in this brew. I wanna say this has some spicyness to it but I'm positive it doesn't have chilies in it. As it warms up the bitterness settles down and the bold flavors really come through. Mouthfeel is a nice mix of wet and dry. It's not overly thick but at the same time you're gonna want to drink this over a long period of time. I poured about 5oz and have been drinking it over the past hour or so. Overall a pretty damn good RIS. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it but Clown Shoes is doing great things.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

A = Black as night with an extremely thick light brown head. Very good lacing. Did I mention how thick the head is? Dropped the bottle cap onto it and it just sat on top.

S = Like roasted coffee and malt. And alcohol. If I didn't already know this was 12.5%, I'd be able to take a good guess.

T = Who put vodka in my coffee? Tastes like it smells: big and roasty and you taste the alcohol.

M = Syrupy. Creamy. Lingering taste of coffee.

O = I like it. But this is a beer with a time and a place. This would be a great beer to have after coming in from shoveling snow in the afternoon. A great apres-ski beer.

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,239 ratings.