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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon

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Ratings: 1,271
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 79
Gots: 348 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011

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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.

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3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
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

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

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.

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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.

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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

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,271 ratings.