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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 87
Gots: 367 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/26/13

Note: Bottled 11/2011 (aging=necessary)

Appearance: Dark, dark brown - borderline black at its core, medium brown around the edges - small, light brown head, fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Big, rich malts - deep, rich chocolate, including dark chocolate, cocoa, baker's chocolate, and semisweet chocolate - brownies, chocolate cake, and a ton of fudge - some faded hops in the background, add just a touch of citrus and maybe some pine - burnt and roasty, with a hint of coffee and char, but this is mostly about the chocolate - some dark fruits and a touch of booze

Taste: Roasty, burnt, dark chocolate - as the aroma suggests, there are stupid levels of chocolate in this - dark chocolate, chocolate malts, cocoa, and semisweet chocolate - burnt, lightly charred fudge - roasty malts, with a touch of coffee - some remnants of citrusy and piney hops - big, cooked malts, with some caramel, molasses, and toffee - some dark fruits and a touch of black licorice - finishes with some alcohol

Mouthfeel: Nearly full body, definitely heavier than average, very smooth, nicely carbonated, finishes kind of oily with some booze

Overall: Aging this beer should be considered a requirement, not a suggestion

I've had this fresh a few times, and those experiences are why I stuck this in the back of a closet and forgot about it. Fresh, it's overly hoppy and overly sweet. It's kind of a hot mess, really. After two years, this beer has become not only something worth drinking, but something to buy again (and age again). This was an experiment with unexpectedly nice results.

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Smell was heavy on the roasted malt. Also detected earthy peat like notes.

Taste was dominated by roasted malt. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not cloyingly sweet based on the 12.5% abv. Dry dark baking coco notes. A slight milk chocolate sweetness, followed by a good amount of hop bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Definite feeling of oily hop resins in the mouthfeel. Full bodied, yet not overbearing. Warming on the way down.

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Clown Shoes
Blaecorn Unidragon

LOOK: Dark brown with an off white head and lace.
SMELL: Roasted malt, coffee, alcohol.
TASTE: Coffee, raw chocolate, alcohol, booze soaked cherry. Very nice dark malt flavor. Nutty, mocha like flavor. Small earthy hops character.
FEEL : medium bodied, smooth creamy feel.
OVERALL: A very nice stout.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/6/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, smoke, coffee, light char, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and compexity of dark/roasted malt notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, light char, toast, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, light char, toast, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop flavors; with a nice malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and moderately chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Russian imperial stout. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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