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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,037 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-18-2012 08:31:16 | More by CEDAMA
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OldTime

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-18-2012 03:29:49 | More by OldTime
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-15-2012 05:12:34 | More by IpeeA
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OVBC


3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bomber poured into pint glasses with a friend. Basically black with little edges of ruby. Head dissapated pretty quickly. Little to no lacing

Very roasty and coffee-like. A bit of unsweetened chocolate. Dark fruit. Boozy. Flavors dont taste like they're on the same page with each other

Roased malt and booze dominate the palate. Tastes like it smells. Out of balance but not so much you wont finish

Thinner than I hoped. Smooth carbonation though. A little oat or flaked barley could've added some needed mouthfeel. Strong alcohol for such a thin body. Not bad just a bit much at times.

This is a pretty big beer. I feel like it gets better with time. Plenty of alcohol to keep and age well. Maybe put this one in the cellar for a few months (or a year or two) and see if it mellows

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 04:04:54 | More by OVBC
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-15-2012 03:42:21 | More by birchstick
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-15-2012 03:27:27 | More by bsuedekum
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-14-2012 01:05:55 | More by animal69
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olbubba

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-11-2012 05:20:06 | More by olbubba
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FosterJM

California

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1443rd Review on BA
Bottle to Karl Strauss 23rd Snifter
22oz

Bottled 10/11

Served at cellar temp.
Shared with my buddy Chris

Thanks to BA Cliffbrake for this extra

App- Its a good a starting color, very dark brown, bordering on black in the center and quite dense. The outer coloring is an amber/purplish color. A nice starting two finger quick receding head was there and feel so a small pool. Not so much in way of lace or cling though.

Smell- A lot going on in this glass. Opens up quite roasty and a thick malt aroma. The thing that got me was the underlying quad notes. Dark bing cherries and plums intermixed with a dry roast coffee and hoppy and booze aromas.. Traces of bitter on a large sniff/pull.

Taste- This is a nice beer, just not the profile I am used to for an RIS. Its a large and boozy beer intermixed with some new elements. I will say, I know most RIS will have a roast, malt, coffee note, but this flips the script and combines that with the quad, plums, cherry and hops. Its a tasty beer but far too bitter for the profile I look for. Keep the bitter for my IPA/DIPAs.

Mouth- A lighter medium to full medium body has its balance off at some points. A good medium body with a nice richness and fullness behind it. Residual dark fruits and bitter flavors.

Drink- Overall, its a very tasty beer. The quad elements take it to a new twist. Not my favorite profile of an RIS as mentioned but its above average and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 15:57:20 | More by FosterJM
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sendsilk

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

08-10-2012 13:18:06 | More by sendsilk
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brystmar

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-09-2012 18:52:00 | More by brystmar
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-08-2012 01:59:44 | More by Yabev15
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours pitch black. Nice two finger brown head with great retention and lacing. looks good. Good aroma of sweet roasted malt and chocolate, a bit of booze. Flavor is bitter chocolate and coffee with a toasted malt middle and chocolate and hop finish. A bit dry in the middle, but overall a good flavor progression and the rich flavor covers the booze noticed in the aroma. Nice creamy medium to heavy body. A nicely made, spot on RIS. Clown Shoes just arrived for the first time to our area and I was uncertain about the light hearted approach to labelling, but I'm impressed with their beers so far. Nothing unusual yet, but hit the styles nicely.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 04:37:37 | More by LiquidAmber
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surprenant1138

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-06-2012 03:33:14 | More by surprenant1138
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep dark brownish black color with good carbonation presenting a nice brown cap, some bubbles and good amount of lacing

S: Big roasted and perhaps black patent; chocolate and coffee are big

T: A good roastiness upfront with light booze sting buried between layers of cocoa and coffee. The finish is rather dry, clean and some bitterness witha booze burn

M: Big bodied with good carbonation, sweet, coating and heavy on the palate with lingering roastiness

O: Pretty good overall

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 13:25:58 | More by barleywinefiend
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-04-2012 14:48:54 | More by waiting4lunch
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DovaliHops

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Bruce! Pours pitch black with a large, light tan head. Scent is a ton of roasted malt. Dark chocolate with some clean, light caramel malt as well. A bit of cake batter with semi sweet chocolate chips. Taste is initially dark chocolate with that lovely cake batter flavor. Bitter-sweet chocolate flavors, but with a mellowed out vanilla flavor. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a great hidden alcohol profile. Drinkability is scary-high for almost 13%. Overall, I love clown shoes so far. They have impressed me.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 07:04:45 | More by DovaliHops
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-02-2012 03:17:44 | More by GennyCreamAle
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RobertTheRogue

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-01-2012 13:54:17 | More by RobertTheRogue
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marcdalke

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-01-2012 12:58:06 | More by marcdalke
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Brutesling57

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-31-2012 14:02:06 | More by Brutesling57
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, date of 10/11 on the label, so almost a year old.

black, with dark tan head that fades quickly. smells a bit acidic and roasty, and some coffee. taste is very good. bold roasted malt, earthy hop aftertaste. no booziness for being almost 13% abv. thick, smooth. full bodied, low carbonation. right on for the style.

overall - very solid RIS.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 02:14:27 | More by jmdrpi
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Espresso black coloring pours to two and a half fingers worth of deep brown, chocolate-mousse colored head. Dissipates to a thick and smooth pillow of head.

S: Very deep dark roasted malts. Dark chocolate, espresso, with some nice grassy grain aromas that lead into a nice floral hop aroma. I can also smell a nice rich chocolate marshmallow ice cream flavor.

T: Very bold roasted flavors here. Strong dark maltyness right from the get go leading to those espresso flavorings. Smokeyness is there as well at the very end and im still tasting chocolate marshmallow ice cream that I caught on the nose. The floral hops that came thru earlier is struggling to break out, picking up just the slightest hints in the mix of all the bold roasted flavors.

M: Very creamy, full bodied beer. Light carbonation works well with the bold flavors and the creamyness on the palette also works well with the chocolate and coffee flavors. Alcohol is noticeable but for a 12.5 ABV, its very very stealthy.

O: Very robust brew that fits the Russian Imperial Stout genre. Very flavorful and everything is balanced and works well.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:35:52 | More by ChrisPratz
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-30-2012 18:09:20 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-30-2012 16:30:14 | More by smutty33
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,037 ratings.