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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,201
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 70
Gots: 310 | FT: 23
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

GuisseppeFranco, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle, "Bottled 9/11"

Pours black, with a very dark head, lasting and leaving all sorts of froth, collar, sheeting and well developed lacing. Nice looking beer.

Some booze in the nose, but mostly chocolate, coffee grounds and ample roast malts.

Intensly flavor, complex, robust and enjoyable RIS. Loads of chocolate abound, roasted/burnt malts, light smoke, earthyness, black coffee. A lot going on here, all blended into a quite heady mix.

Super rich and smooth on the tongue and in the entire mouth. A chocolate/coffee milkshake comes to mind.

High Quality night capper or a natural with a decadent chocolate dessert. Well done. Likely the most impressive Clown Shoes brew I've tried to date.

Billolick, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Rusty18
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Rusty18, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of wsobchak
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

wsobchak, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of sholland119
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this one at Total Wine Fort Lauderdale.

A-Pour is a deep dak brown, nearly black with a thin off white head.

S-Boozy with molasses, dark chocolate and mild booze. Dose not smell like 12.5%.

T-does not taste like 12.5% either. Lots of dark molasses, nice roast, some mild sweetness and dark bittersweet chocolate.

M-Medium to heavy, rich but not overly so.

O-Pretty darn good. Tasty, rich, well controlled alcohol.

HV

sholland119, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Jules11788
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jules11788, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of jsh420
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours dark dark brown almost black with a 1+ finger tan head that left some spotted lacing

smells of dark fruit roasted chocolate malt a fair amount of hops and call me crazy but cinnamon sugar and some apples?

taste is very solid - reminds me quite a bit of GD Yeti with that dark fruit berry flavor and a great hop bite - plenty of dark burnt roasted malt

mouthfeel - this is where the beer could use some work - thin-ish body with a little too much carbonation

overall - as i drank more and more and killed the entire 22oz i felt that this beer should have been labeled a black ipa - the hops are there and the body was on the lighter side - overall will buy this again

jsh420, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of server222
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

server222, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Mappies
4/5  rDev -2%

Mappies, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of TenHornsProud
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, pitch black with a big, dark tan head that lingers and laces.

Smells heavily of coffee, chocolate, roasted character, dark fruit, some slight hop citrus, with hints of bread, toast, and spice.

Taste is up front dark fruit, fig/plum, chocolate that fades into a more creamy, roasted character that mixes with the hop character, and ends on a bright, coffee, chocolate, plum, cherry note. Some lingering alcohol is present. The finish is slightly astringent from the roasted malts but not out of balance.

Heavy body with lower carbonation are right on for the style. The alcohol stands out a bit too much as it is...age would help a lot.

A complex, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, cherry, slightly sweet stout that is strong and heavy on alcohol. This is one of the better non-barrel aged stouts I've had in a while, but it needs age. A year or two will do wonders.

TenHornsProud, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -2%

SPRichard, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

bluesplit63, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Joba8947, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -2%

theminutemen, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of obrike
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at Specs in Round Rock for around 9 bucks.

Pitch black pour, a light tan head that leaves spiderweb lacing too. Nice.

First scent I get is black licorice/anise...followed by bitter chocolate, burnt malt...maybe even a touch of cinammon? I like.

Wow...kick in the palate bitterness...coffee/dark chocolate/hops/ roasted malt...a very big punch. This is a big beer...a sipper...booze on the backend is there, but won't kill you...certainly a nice cold night sipper. Pretty creamy, but does not hide booze as well as other big stouts I've tried.

I really liked it, but it seems like it might be better after sitting a year or so.

Nice job Clown Shoes!

obrike, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

MisterGrizz, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

NarcoSolo, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of LtCracker20
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a pitch black body with a tan 2-finger head that has some OK retention before falling to a thin spotty cap. Very little lacing.

S- Dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, roasted malts.

T- Just like the aroma: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some bitterness towards the end. Some metallic flavors there as well.

MF- A little lighter than I expected, but still medium bodied and fairly creamy.

LtCracker20, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

kspongeworthy, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/2011

Pours beautifully black with a finger of mocha foam which falls to a central cap and rim of the same. Blasts me with cocoa, milk chocolate, coffee, some burnt sugar. I dig it.

Bitter chocolate, some coffee beans, some roasted malts. Really a well balanced and tasty beverage, wish it was local. It is sweet and bitter and full bodied with low moderate carb and a semi dry finish.

I like this beer substantially. The thing is this: it's really drinkable, and simple as far as RIS's go, making it a great go to, unfortunately it's not in my area, and it's not special enough to seek out specifically.

harrymel, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer shared by Lunch, thanks Paul. Beer is dark brown / black with a thin tan head, low lacing, low carbonation, low retention.

Aroma is a little metallic but mostly sweet, alcohol, malt, strong.

Beer is a little boozy, strong with a great malt thickness to start, thins toward the back of the palate, strong throughout, decent finish, mildly bitter from the roast, I might have it again.

I did have this again a few days later, the second bottle was less impressive.

drabmuh, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown black with a 2 finger mocha head

smell: booze, sweet, chocolate, roast, malts,

taste: booze, sweet, roast, bitter chocolate,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, full body,

overall: pretty decent brew. would be more drinkable if they cut down on the ABV. other then that I think they are going in the right direction.

Cheers,
The CPJ

THECPJ, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has been living in my lagering cooler for at least two months now, and tonight seemed like the time to give it a shot. I am pouring it into my Duvel tulip rather than any other glass. I like Impy Stouts in a tulip.

Appearance: After a pretty aggressive pour, the beer was a pitch black color with a small 1/4" head of tan bubbles. The head was quite fizzy and died down to a very small ring where the beer meets the glass.

Aroma: My first impression was of some spicy alcohol already along with some almost nutty roasty notes and a little bit of ashy dryness. Second sniff was giving more dark fruit like plums, raisins, and figs. Some American hops and coffee are coming out as the beer sits a bit.

Taste: The flavor is a good bit different than I was expecting from the aroma. It is much smoother and cleaner than the aroma suggested. The carbonation is present on the palate and helps to keep the beer from feeling heavy on the palate. The beer is a bit warmer now that I am getting into the flavor, but the coffee notes are definitely a key component in the flavor. The hops are quite strong in this beer, but so is the malt, so they are fighting it out to the finish. I wouldn't say that either one wins out in the end, but the finish is pretty dry not only due to the hops, but also because of the carbonation, and dark malt acidity.

Opinion: This is a pretty darn good beer. It already has a good bit of hop complexity that will definitely mellow with age, but I think that the balance is such that it will do really well in a cellar. I will probably end up picking up a couple more and put them back for 2-4 years and see what happens. Regardless, it is a good beer to drink now, but will probably soften up nicely if left to its own devices. I would recommend this beer.

SkeeterHawk, Jan 10, 2012
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.