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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,238
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 77
Gots: 330 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011)
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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$11.00 bomber from Abe's.

Solid black body, ruby highlights, and a softball size, very dense head of tan foam that darkens as it approaches the liquid. Limited lacing.

Aroma is straight up deep roast coffee.

Taste is also predominately coffee, there is a little undercurrent of chocolate lurking around the edges. Nice snap of hops at the swallow, with a bit of linger.

Mouthfeel is okay, but not quite rich enough, and a bit too prickly, for a Russian Imperial Stout.

A middle of the road RIS, and too pricey for the results.

Photo of Sharkophile
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass, appears pitch black with a dense coffee colored head that sticks. No light getting through this baby...

S: Tons and tons of roasted malt aromas such as coffee, chocolate and charcoal. Some herbal hops and a hefty dose of alcohol round out the nose.

T: A great sipper, starts of sweet and roasty with a molasses-like sweetness, espresso, dark chocolate and prunes. The fruitiness lingers a bit longer as the licorice-like herbal hops and spicey alcohol come in. Alcohol has a bit of a rough solvent feel to it, but it isn't overdone and adds complexity. Finishes dry with tons of bittersweet residuals.

M: Holy shit this stuff's heavy! One of the most full bodied beers I've ever drank, with an excellent carbonation to support the huge body.

O: Great stuff.

Photo of EZE123
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of corzocl
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pouts coal black with a finger of tan head. Ok retention.

S- big roasted malt aroma with notes of double shot espresso, coffee bean and blackstrap molasses. Pretty big hop character comes out in the middle with some pine and herbaceous characteristics. Hint of sweetness on the finish with more roasty malt and good alcohol characteristics.

T- big roasted malt flavor with espresso, coffee bean and molasses notes. Aggressive pine hop flavor blends in with the roasted malt bitterness in the middle. Alchohol warmth mixes in as well. Finishes with some bakers chocolate and continuing hop characteristics.

MF- slick big mouthfeel with a heavy medium body. Solid unobtrusive carbonation that carries the flavor.

D- for the ABV and the robustness of the beer it is rather drinkable.

Overall a great RIS.

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If served slightly chilled, this has a slightly metallic tang, but as it warms to room temperature, the hollow metal taste goes away and it unleashes a mouthful of chocolate and creaminess.

And this isn't a one trick stout, it gives off multiple levels of chocolate. There's a little bitterness, as in bakers chocolate, then there's a deeper creaminess and warmth from a milk chocolate-ness. I'm also getting a bit of coffee.

And it has a nice lingering after-taste that never goes to far into bitterness. Instead, it has a nice sweetness that's never cloying. Very warming. And the alcohol never gets out of control.

I'd say if you have to choose between Vampire Slayer and this, go with this. Much more cohesive and grown up.

I'm betting this would be an excellent candidate for aging.

Photo of nanobrew
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of SenorHops
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of cjgator3
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle 

A- Poured into a snifter. Pours a pitch black color with a light tan head.

S- The aroma is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and some alcohol.

T- The taste starts out dark and roasty with some sweetness coming through in the middle. The taste finishes with a lingering sweetness along with some bitterness from the hops and finally some warmth from the alcohol.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a tasty beer now but I can see this one aging exceptionally well. I will pick up a few more bottles to age for a few years.

Photo of ATXRyan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of vitters03
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of robieobie1
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great head, dark tan in color, with a long lasting and a good residual foam. Black in color.

Lovely roasted malt aroma. Full of coffee and chocolate aromas. A little creamy with just a touch of alcohol.

Creamy palate and full of roasty flavors upfront. The middle has a more coffee and dark chocolate flavors. The finish is pretty warm and boozy.

Palate is creamy and warm. This is a pretty good beer, especilly for the abv%. But aroma, flavor, and palate wise thise beer is pretty standard IMHO.

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Served in a tulip glass, opaque black with a creamy cap of tan head that retained well and left a bit of soapy lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and not much else. Similar taste, dark malts, chocolate, roasty with a good balance of sweetness, a bit smokey, with hints of dark dried fruits, and some mildly resinous hops in the finish. On the heavier side of medium-bodied, noticeable alcohol warmth, and pretty nice overall.

Photo of SanAnMan
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of AndyD
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got a bottle from Trenton road takeout after I missed the big arrival of vampire slayer.

Poured into my cigar city snifter. Pours opague black with a decent fizzy deep brown heading. Settles to a very thin lacing.

One of the finest noses to a beer yet. Heavy roasted coffee aroma just fills the room. Nice cocoa chocolate aroma as well to where my wife says "that is very chocolately isn't it". Subtle smokiness with a nice kick of booze.

Taste was a little weak. Although the burnt roasted malts were there at the beginning they seem to disappear just as fast as they touch the tongue. A hot sugary alcohol takes over with a linger of cocoa powder. A piney hop touch in the finish.

Full bodied ,ok carbonation. Very thin and boozey in the mouth.

Decent R.I.S. nothing worth seeking out. Just a bit to hot and heavy for me. Definetly a sipper.

Photo of jdhilt
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Coffee and alcohol nose, flavor is roasted coffee, some alcohol. Light burnt coffee finish. Decent RIS. $11.20 for a 22oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Photo of maximum12
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Many thanks to kawilliams81 for an excellent in-person trade at the Central Waters Anniversary party in late January. What's beer than the party? Swapping good beers & bullshit with another beer lover. Ja? 22 oz. bottle split like an old wood log.

Pour is Japan Plastic black, puffy cap, plenty of life there. Nose is combination of brutal sweetness & double-shot of chocolate piled on more chocolate. Damn. I like chocolate. It likes me, I think, too.

Blaecorn Unidragon. The very name of this beer warms the old D&D cockles of my heart (& the bottle art really turns me on - where IS my 1978 vintage Dungeon Master's Guide?). Suprising smokiness leaps out of the glass; strong but not bacony. Deep malts infused with smoke, too. Roasty. Dry hop bittering on the end. Really heavy. Glad I had a splittee for this bomber, could never have taken it down by myself.

The roast in this brew just overwhelms whatever else might have bubbled to the surface. One note, but the note is one I enjoy; bonus points for a sense of humor, though. Overall? Good beer. Enjoying it, but can see the potential for greatness through the Looking Glass.

Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,238 ratings.