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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,274
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 80
Gots: 353 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 09/25/2012. Poured into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours a pitch black body, an abyss even when held to the light. A vigorous pour yields half an inch of mocha head, which dissipates quickly but maintains a nice ring and splotches on top as I drink the beer down.

S: Fudgy chocolate, roastiness, dark fruit, a little oxidization, a little alcohol.

T: A little hop bite even after two years, followed by roasted malt, some port sweetness, very dry, bitter chocolate, and more hops on the end. A little alcohol comes through, but is mostly just warming rather than an assertive flavor.

M: Pretty thick, but not at all syrupy, and starting to thin a little. Feels good, carries the flavors well, but doesn't stick around like the thickest/fudgiest stouts do.

O: This a nice, big RIS that is aging well, and will probably benefit from more time still. The alcohol is still pretty strong, and more dark fruit/port flavors are just beginning to emerge. I'll definitely pick up more to put away for awhile.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Roguer
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, firm tan head, with remarkable retention. Brew is truly solid black, even against light. Fantastic label art. Lacing is nice where it appears. Everything about this beer looks awesome.

Smell very reminiscent of Founders Imperial Stout: banana chocolate smoothie with roasted barley. Perhaps a tad bit roastier and more bitter in the nose.

Tastes a lot like it smells: bitter roasty notes immediately up front, followed by some semi-sweet chocolate and banana, and finished off by a wave of thickly intertwined dark chocolate and roasted barley. Starts off bitter and sharp, rolling into smooth and creamy.

Earthy green hops, cacao, and barley all contribute to the bitterness in varying degrees.

Thick, almost chewy mouthfeel; creamy and silky. Long lasting finish; you'll be tasting this in your mouth, on your tongue and palate, and on your lips long after you've sent the liquid down to warm your belly.

This is up there with the best imperial stouts I've ever had, taking notes from all of them. FIS is a very clear parallel, but so are Ten-FIDY, Speedway Stout, and Narwhal. Absolutely delicious.

Another big beer that Clown Shoes hits out of the park!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great aroma of coffee/roasty notes, licorice, bakers chocolate mixed in there as well as a vanilla/sweet aroma that I can't put my finger on. Then when I took a drink it was like pow in the face with a smokey flavor I didn't really get on the nose. The smokey notes fade to chocolate and bitter coffee. The flavor is moslty dark roasty malts and lingering bitterness, so if you are looking for a more chocolate or sweet RIS I would pass on this. This body isn't very thick but the flavors sit on the palate for awhile. I keep smacking my lips and the beer just lingers which I am digging. The more I drink it the more impressed I get with it. When I first started it was like a low 4 now it's a solid 4.25. Might have pick on up to age.

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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opaque brown/black in nature stout that has a decent foamy tan head with minimal lacing. Smells of mostly roasted malts with nibs of chocolate and some coffee mixed in too. Tastes of bitter chocolate, dark brewed coffee, and roast. Smooth, and silky mouthfeel that finishes with a slight alcohol burn. Clown Shoes has produced another high quality stout that I have enjoyed greatly. Overall, not as good as Undead Party Crasher, but Blaecorn Unidragon holds it's own and I would try this one again.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,274 ratings.