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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,104 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,104
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 72
Gots: 281 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

nanobrew, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

2dogbrew, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

SenorHops, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of cjgator3
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle 

A- Poured into a snifter. Pours a pitch black color with a light tan head.

S- The aroma is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and some alcohol.

T- The taste starts out dark and roasty with some sweetness coming through in the middle. The taste finishes with a lingering sweetness along with some bitterness from the hops and finally some warmth from the alcohol.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a tasty beer now but I can see this one aging exceptionally well. I will pick up a few more bottles to age for a few years.

cjgator3, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ATXRyan, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

vitters03, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jwat, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great head, dark tan in color, with a long lasting and a good residual foam. Black in color.

Lovely roasted malt aroma. Full of coffee and chocolate aromas. A little creamy with just a touch of alcohol.

Creamy palate and full of roasty flavors upfront. The middle has a more coffee and dark chocolate flavors. The finish is pretty warm and boozy.

Palate is creamy and warm. This is a pretty good beer, especilly for the abv%. But aroma, flavor, and palate wise thise beer is pretty standard IMHO.

scruffwhor, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Served in a tulip glass, opaque black with a creamy cap of tan head that retained well and left a bit of soapy lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and not much else. Similar taste, dark malts, chocolate, roasty with a good balance of sweetness, a bit smokey, with hints of dark dried fruits, and some mildly resinous hops in the finish. On the heavier side of medium-bodied, noticeable alcohol warmth, and pretty nice overall.

Rifugium, Mar 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

SanAnMan, Mar 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

AndyD, Mar 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

KAF, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got a bottle from Trenton road takeout after I missed the big arrival of vampire slayer.

Poured into my cigar city snifter. Pours opague black with a decent fizzy deep brown heading. Settles to a very thin lacing.

One of the finest noses to a beer yet. Heavy roasted coffee aroma just fills the room. Nice cocoa chocolate aroma as well to where my wife says "that is very chocolately isn't it". Subtle smokiness with a nice kick of booze.

Taste was a little weak. Although the burnt roasted malts were there at the beginning they seem to disappear just as fast as they touch the tongue. A hot sugary alcohol takes over with a linger of cocoa powder. A piney hop touch in the finish.

Full bodied ,ok carbonation. Very thin and boozey in the mouth.

Decent R.I.S. nothing worth seeking out. Just a bit to hot and heavy for me. Definetly a sipper.

TheFightfan1, Mar 06, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Coffee and alcohol nose, flavor is roasted coffee, some alcohol. Light burnt coffee finish. Decent RIS. $11.20 for a 22oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

jdhilt, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Many thanks to kawilliams81 for an excellent in-person trade at the Central Waters Anniversary party in late January. What's beer than the party? Swapping good beers & bullshit with another beer lover. Ja? 22 oz. bottle split like an old wood log.

Pour is Japan Plastic black, puffy cap, plenty of life there. Nose is combination of brutal sweetness & double-shot of chocolate piled on more chocolate. Damn. I like chocolate. It likes me, I think, too.

Blaecorn Unidragon. The very name of this beer warms the old D&D cockles of my heart (& the bottle art really turns me on - where IS my 1978 vintage Dungeon Master's Guide?). Suprising smokiness leaps out of the glass; strong but not bacony. Deep malts infused with smoke, too. Roasty. Dry hop bittering on the end. Really heavy. Glad I had a splittee for this bomber, could never have taken it down by myself.

The roast in this brew just overwhelms whatever else might have bubbled to the surface. One note, but the note is one I enjoy; bonus points for a sense of humor, though. Overall? Good beer. Enjoying it, but can see the potential for greatness through the Looking Glass.

maximum12, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

philerman, Mar 02, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 22oz into cbs snifter.

Pours very dark with a nice dark khaki head. Faded very fast to almost nothing on top. Nice smoke almost burnt aroma wrapped around sweet chocolate notes. Chocolate starts to stand out the more you smell it. Chocolate does dominate the flavor too. Some burnt malts come in and out. Get some hop bitterness at the very end. Almost a full body. Good carbonation. Chocolate flavor stands out the most here. Easy to drink and rather smooth. Very solid ris!

HosP, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Stumpy29er, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

hilgart1, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

polishkaz, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

PretzelsNBeer, Feb 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

marct, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Litterbean
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I need to get out (and on BA.com) more. I had never heard of this brewery before but I saw this lone bottle sitting on a shelf in my hometown distributor and picked it up.

12.5% ABV? No sweat.

Poured into a wide-mouthed wine glass. Black. Brown head. Intimidating. I know how it felt for prehistoric creatures to stare into tar pits.

Smell is overwhelming, fragrant, bitter, like coffee but sweeter with whiffs of raisins.

The taste starts off cool and bitter but opens up to literal and perceived warmth as I savor it. Very chocolatey, but with lots of bitter, dark roasted coffee and the aforementioned raisin notes, plus a hint of licorice in the aftermath. The alcohol is subtle but its effects are noted with the first sip. Warmth radiates through my appendages.

So very, very good.

Litterbean, Feb 20, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours an inky black opaque body with a thick milkshake cocoa colored head with a few microbubbles popping up below head.

S- The dark green musty hops are overcome by black smoky charred malt aroma. There is a new sneaker aroma that comes through in the finish.

T- The black inky yet smooth smoky roasted malt with a cloth band-aid hint soon covered by dark fruit and charred coffee malt flavor. There is a chocolate malt flavor and some chalky qualities come through aswell. There is a dry smoke note to the black malt that lingers a bit.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has no alcohol heat but a slipper texture and an alcohol warmth that grows in the exhale.

O- The dark malt has a nice smoky rich flavor with some peat character but it is not overpowering. Not a lot of depth but some good flavor that taste like an imperial dry stout that a Russian Imperial Stout. With some nice warmth.

rhoadsrage, Feb 20, 2012
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,104 ratings.