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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,232 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 77
Gots: 325 | FT: 25
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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Photo of guityler83
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark as night, no light penetrates this stout! Half finger of milk chocolate colored head that clings to the edge of the glass as it sinks back in.

S: Dark chocolate, burnt roasty malts. earthy hops detected. Alcohol is noticable.

T: Dark Cocoa burnt toast, and sweet carmel, alcohol warming, but not overpowering (for a 12%) green apple is detected.

M: Big chewy body, low carbonation with a lingering mouth drying astringancy.

O: As it warmed up it got better, but this could have used some time to age to mellow out the alcohol harshness and the green apple (Acetaldehyde).

Photo of tviz33
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Pensfan0782
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Jasonrm72
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of ChumleyX
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of AApparel
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jayfowens1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out near pitch black with slight hints of a dark chocolate brown. The head starts at a very respectable 3/4 inch, the lacing is moderate and only sticks around for a little bit. Pretty impressive for such a high ABV.

I have a slight cold right now, but a lot comes through anyway. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, anise and citrus shine through. A bit of booze is noticed near the end.

Chocolate and cumquat combine at the start of the taste. Vanilla, coffee, anise and burnt cocoa quickly follow. A bit of lemon, booze and caramel wait for the end. Complex and very fun taste. Thick and smooth going down.

Goddamn that was good. I need one for the cellar... I need 100 for the cellar. I jest, or do I???

Photo of zac16125
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter
2013 Vintage, bottled on 1/2/13

A: Pours a very dark brown with some lightening on the edges. Looks to be on the thinner side of things judging by the pour. 1/2 fingers width of light mocha colored head dissipates away at a moderate rate and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: A combination of almost sour dark fruits and roasted malt. I also get some vanilla and heavy cream/lactose notes. There are heavy characters of leather and tobacco as well, and the more I smell the more prominent those two aromas become. Smells nice, but not my favorite aromatic combinations in a stout.

T: Roasted malt, leather, and tobacco are the flavors that initially stand out. I also get black licorice, a little bit of the lactose/cream-like notes, some herbaceous grassy flavors, a bitterness on the finish that reminds me of espresso beans and hints of dark fruits. I generally prefer more sweet/chocolate/coffee notes in my IS's, which this one certainly isnt big on, but this is a very well done beer.

M/D: Pretty smooth, carbonation is appropriately low, ABV is completely masked, drinkability is good. It is a bit thin for my liking, but then again I like my IS's beer-milkshake-Marshal Zhukov-thick.

O: Overall, a very nice beer. Again the components of this one arent my favorite characteristics in an Imperial Stout, but the flavor profile is huge, with good complexity. Clown Shoes really does a great job with their line up of Imperial Stouts. Its not my favorite of the bunch, but I would definitely drink this one again.

Photo of JayWhiteNM
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark and complex. Very nice creamy, persistent head.

S: Again, complex. The nose has malt, hops, alcohol, toased biscuit, caramel, chocolate.

T: Much like the smell. There is a LOT going on in the taste. It evolves as each drink and swallow progresses. Finishes with a great warmth and malt character.

M: Thick and creamy. Almost filling.

O: I love this Russian. I personally think it's a great example of what the style can be. This is not a timid or apologetic beer. DO NOT use this for calibration.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Mattyb79
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of JoeBlevins
4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jbertsch
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.