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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,101 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,101
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 72
Gots: 282 | FT: 21
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

goldenM13, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Seakyden, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

wrightst, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Casey3236, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

bigcat101, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of mookihouse
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date 2/2012.

Poured into Bruery tulips. Color is black. Not much light going through held under a light. Tan head that lingers for a while.

Smells of dark fruits, a little alcohol. Taste is very tobacco and leather with some espresso. Rich but not sweet. Overall a very solid stout.

This is my first from Clown Shoes and I'm interested in trying a few more of their offerings.

mookihouse, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

This one smells quite hoppy for a stout, but has roasted malt aromas apparent as well. medium low carbonation but nothing stellar for mouth feel. tastes just like it smells, again hop flavors apparent for a stout, then roast malts assalt the palate! with hints of coffee in the initial aftertaste. boozyness not apparent (12.5%!) very well balance r.i.s. between the roast malts and hops, with no added flavors (bourbon, chocolate, ect.) another good one worth trying from Clown Shoes.

Beerlover, Mar 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

DelicateDelirium, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

m0unds, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

AngusOg, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Devinph, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

match1112, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of gvisciano
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First thing you'll notice when opening up this beer is the aroma. It has a wonderfully deep earthy and almost flowery smell. The color is deep and with a good pour you won't get much of a head. It appeared as though it would be extremely thick; however, first taste reveals it's lighter playful side. As you drink it it has obvious characteristics of coffee, oak, and roasted malts with lighter hints of chocolate, molasses, and even maple syrup. The hoppy after taste is not too unpleasant and encourages the next sip. Very enjoyable beer!

gvisciano, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown-black with a thinnish mocha brown head, leaves fits of lace. Smells of roasted malt, fig newtons, molasses and dark chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet..molasses, figs, dark chocolate..balanced against deeply roast-charred malt and bitter citrus pithy hop. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is velvety, medium bodied, nice carbonation pricks the tongue and stirs up,the taste buds. Roasty char finish keeps the palate honest and not cloying. Very good, a big imperial stout. Clown Shoes knows their Stouts, I have yet to be disappointed.

JackieTH, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

yoitsarch, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Kelp, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Boilerfood, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Robyn, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Lare453, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Texasfan549, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Dactrius, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Oboogie, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of RobertColianni
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

September 2012 Bottle
8oz. Pours
Duvel Tulip

A: Brown, thin, spotty head dissipates instantly. Sugary waves in what remains from original head. No legs. When held to light, body is pitch black.

S: Sweet smokiness. Alcohol forward. Maple syrup. Dry rye alcohol. Charred chocolate tones after reaching room temperature.

T: Pronounced dry, hop forward sugars with a great smokey maltiness.

M: Thin, but velvety. Dry, chalky finish.

OVERALL: Clown Shoes brought insane levels of perfection and deep complexity to an otherwise typical RIS with average consistency. Pure excellence and a pleasure to drink!

NOTE: I love and agree completely with this comment in the full review below mine: "If only the body had the substance of say a Ten Fidy or Peche Mortel it would easily be in my top 5 of all time." - angelmonster
While drinking Blaecorn I'd said that the lack of head retention may have dumbed down the nose, thus taste. I liked that the consistency was as thin as it was, as that is more true to the stout style (more robust, not necessarily heavier), but I would have PREFERRED this to be a little thicker.

RobertColianni, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,101 ratings.