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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
91
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1,037 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,037
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 68
Gots: 266 | 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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Roguer

Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 19:33:06 | More by Roguer
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-15-2014 01:17:14 | More by leinie13
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-15-2014 00:48:03 | More by Johncnh
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-14-2014 05:00:34 | More by stortore
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-12-2014 14:06:47 | More by oldvines
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GetMeAnIPA

California

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 05:19:52 | More by GetMeAnIPA
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 01:23:28 | More by dpgoblejr
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-11-2014 23:41:03 | More by bostonryan
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Wildwood_Brew

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-11-2014 00:44:03 | More by Wildwood_Brew
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Nick4444

Texas

2/5  rDev -50.9%

06-10-2014 01:45:46 | More by Nick4444
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smccann

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2014 19:05:11 | More by smccann
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-08-2014 02:11:27 | More by SlickestWilly
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JuanAlberto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-07-2014 18:04:11 | More by JuanAlberto
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-07-2014 09:45:45 | More by Kaizoku
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-07-2014 03:10:40 | More by random846
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-06-2014 21:33:15 | More by JMS1512
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dseanv

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-03-2014 19:11:26 | More by dseanv
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SoCalSuds

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-02-2014 02:13:02 | More by SoCalSuds
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OneEye78

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-31-2014 19:53:11 | More by OneEye78
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-31-2014 07:58:03 | More by zestar
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brentblack1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-31-2014 00:41:17 | More by brentblack1
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zachary80

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber side-by-side comparison of Vampire Slayer (VS) @10% ABV and Blaecorn Unidragon (BU) @ 12.5% ABV. No visible dates but purchased on the same day. Poured into New Belgium Globes.

L: Both the VS and BU pour dark brown to black, VS maybe a little darker, but they are the same in the glass. Beige head on both is the same, okay retention on both.
S: Here is where the biggest difference shows through. BU has strong roast in the aroma, chocolate and light sweetness. VS has much more sweetness and a more full aroma without the strong and slightly rough bitterness of BU, also get some vanilla and similar flavors, maybe from the smoked malt.
T: BU is actual pretty moderate despite the stronger aroma, the roast and hops play a prominent role. VS is a lot sweeter than than BU
M: BU is a little thinner with less carb. Neither is overly full feeling.
O: Both very good and somewhat different imperial stouts. I think BU would become a significant winner with some age to mellow it out a bit.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 03:44:39 | More by zachary80
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-28-2014 07:06:38 | More by PappyVans
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chillin

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-26-2014 04:05:56 | More by chillin
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navband

Michigan

4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I told myself I wouldn't review a beer until I tried one that I would give a 5, and I wouldn't give a 5 until I tried a beer I literally thought was perfect. I never thought either criterion would be fulfilled. It has.

Poured into a glass mug an almost black body with a deep mahogany head that lasted a while. It smelled a beautiful aroma of roasted malt with slight hints of chocolate and anise. The flavor was a deep bot not immediately noticeable sweetness, with deliciously heavy malt and, again, slight hints of chocolate and anise. The mouthfeel was a perfect consistency, thick but not cloying, with mild carbonation.

Overall, this is exactly what a stout should be. I can't even imagine a better stout. Despite a whopping 12.5% ABV, the alcohol is barely noticeable in comparison to a mind-blowingly awesome flavor. Anybody who gets a chance to try this should absolutely pick up a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 03:18:00 | More by navband
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
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