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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon

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1,013 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 66
Gots: 258 | 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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ADZA

Australia

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was not going to drink this tonight but after mates being around for a few drinks i cracked it and it pours the darkest kola hue which leaves a three finger milkshake looking head and similar lacing everywhere,the smell is dark roasted coffee,dark belgian chocolate,booze and fruit cake almost perfect smelling,the mouthfeel is full bodied,silky smooth with minimal carbonation and has tastes of chocolate coated cherries and sultanas,dark chocolate malts,fresh berries,dark roasted coffee,a touch of aniseed and finished just like a milky bittersweet cappicino and overall i love it and it hides its high ABV very well something that could only improve with age and ill be buying it again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 10:31:22 | More by ADZA
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DRyan

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark inky black with tan head that recedes rather quickly for a stout and leaves little lacing
S: roasty stout, dark smells with some underlying vanilla
T: roasty again, with some hop bite at the end and a little alcohol pungency
M: average stout, nothing special
D: pretty drinkable for a 12.5% ABV, but again nothing special

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 01:02:22 | More by DRyan
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-17-2012 16:03:47 | More by GetTheYayo
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I planned to buy this beer and cellar it for at least a year, but I wanted to find out if it was worth the wait, so I bought one to try now. I got one that had been bottled in January, so it already had 9 months in the bottle. It was inky black, with very little head. Super malty chocolate, with a strong alcohol taste. A really big beer (obviously at 12.5% ABV). I wonder if another year in the bottle will really improve it? Haven't decided if I'm going to get another one and cellar it. Every time I get a Russian Imperial Stout like this, I always just wish I was drinking an Old Rasputin instead!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 02:23:47 | More by GuyIncognito
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t0rin0

California

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

09-15-2012 22:53:26 | More by t0rin0
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-15-2012 02:44:36 | More by buckyp
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-15-2012 02:40:12 | More by ComRock12
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bassist286

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-12-2012 01:49:40 | More by bassist286
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jivex5k

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-11-2012 13:54:24 | More by jivex5k
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-10-2012 22:32:20 | More by Gagnonsux
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NWer

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my 21st Amendment/Magnolia Maximum Strength Ales 2012 Tulip.
Worthy glass for a worthy beer.
Looks brown Darkest brown with quickly fading minimalist head that leaves a ring of small foam around the edge - again very brown.
No lace to speak of but a lot of small bubbles that cling to the glass in no particular pattern.
Smells of bakers chocolate.
Taste. First impression - wow! Chocolate. Dark chocolate. 90% cocoa dark chocolate.
Aftertaste is burnt bitterness.
And that's my one minor complaint. A little too overpowering flavor wise. Cloying? Not quite but keeps it from being a totally memorable experience.
A great beer though. Very impressed. A fun beer,

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 21:54:38 | More by NWer
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MadScientist

New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Almost opaque it so dark but some light does get through showing a deep garnet and good clarity. The dark tan head looks like the creme on an excellent cup of espresso with a good retention and leaving small lacing all over the glass.

S: The aroma is a head mix of American hops, roasted malt and dark fruit. The moderately strong citrus malt blends with a moderately-strong alcohol aroma for a citrusy and spicy aroma. The malt shows a nice roasted character with some chocolate and coffee notes. The esters are of dried and dark fruits like prunes and plums.

T: Chocolate, alcohol, citrus hops, hops bitterness all compete to beat up you palate but instead just rough you up a bit. There is a dark and dried fruit flavor matching the aroma. The balance is almost firmly bitter but a light caramel and malt sweetness saves you from the dark malt ad hops bitterness.

M: A smooth medium-heavy bodied beer with a moderate carbonation. There is a significant warmth in the back of the throat, but less heat than I'd expect from +12 % ABV.

O: A complex roasty, chocolate, hoppy, bitter alcoholic beer that some how manages to not be totally in you face about any of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 03:21:51 | More by MadScientist
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bryang002

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-07-2012 20:18:58 | More by bryang002
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Onemic

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-07-2012 05:06:24 | More by Onemic
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this as a nightcap last night and it's a good thing it was.Poured into an imperial nonic jet black with a thinner deep khaki colored head atop.Deep roast with a hint of smoke to go along with big sweet alcohol and dark fruit in the nose,I could tell this was gonna be a big sweet monster.First off the sweetness and dark fruit hit hard and pretty much dominated the flavors for me,sure there is some roast and bitter chocolate notes but they seemed to cower under the sweet alcohol onslaught.It's thick and coating with was nice but it took alot for me to finish this beer,is it possible for a beer to seem bigger than 12.5%ABV?....Yes.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 13:58:14 | More by oberon
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bigdavid77433

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-04-2012 02:45:02 | More by bigdavid77433
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/2012

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours black like motor oil with a creamy two-finger length tan head. Some bubbles can be seen collecting along the underside of the slowly dissipating head. The beer smells of dark roasted malts, coffee, anise, some alcohol, dark fruits, and chocolate.

The beer hits the palate with roasted malts and alcohol. I can pick up some of those notes from the nose like the chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and anise. The beer has been waiting for about six months since bottling, but there is still hop bitterness blending with the strong roasted malt character of this beer. The aftertaste is dominated by the roasted malts. The alcohol becomes more apparent as the beer warms. It's a complex and aggressive tasting RIS, but still quite tasty.

The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The finish clings to the mouth, leaving a lingering aftertaste. This is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 00:17:51 | More by acevenom
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-01-2012 23:49:56 | More by thinwhiteduke
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claytong

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-30-2012 13:01:41 | More by claytong
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BrownNut

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to tulip. 4s across the board.

A - Opaque, nearly black. Light brown head that settles down reasonably quickly to a lasting film.

S - I don't even know what to call this smell anymore. "Stouty". Roasty char, cocoa.

T - Char/ash/ baking chocolate in a suspension of something mild and smooth and on the edge of sweet but not quite. A rumor of fruit. A pleasant light sting as you swallow and afterwards. Nice stouty fumes on the exhale with residual bitter chocolate on the tongue, not particularly sweet.

M - Lighter than expected. A bit north of medium bodied. Some viscosity but finishes fairly clean.

O - A solid stout. More charry than some. But if you need your stout itch scratched, that amped char note will do it.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 04:03:55 | More by BrownNut
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freduardo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-26-2012 04:02:26 | More by freduardo
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boogercrack

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-21-2012 19:02:43 | More by boogercrack
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jhhollier

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-21-2012 07:13:34 | More by jhhollier
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-19-2012 06:36:37 | More by RoryOMoore
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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-19-2012 01:49:41 | More by spoonhawk
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.