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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon

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BA SCORE
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1,039 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 69
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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emdawg

New York

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-01-2012 05:38:05 | More by emdawg
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aerozeppl

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-31-2011 20:56:55 | More by aerozeppl
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-31-2011 01:07:20 | More by TasteTester
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joepais

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-30-2011 14:28:54 | More by joepais
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NvMyBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-30-2011 01:23:59 | More by NvMyBeer
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-29-2011 21:08:03 | More by cdwil
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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-29-2011 03:59:07 | More by mhenson42
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Lerxst

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A-Pours pitch black with a one finger mocha colored head that dissipated quickly. Leaves wisps of lace as you drink.

S-Nose is pleasant but subdued. Roasted malt, coffee, bakers chocolate, a hint of booze. A more prominent nose would help.

T-Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, a bit of vanilla, dark fruit and booze. It's good, but not outstanding. Maybe a bit of age will help this along.

M-Medium body, slightly creamy with carbonation a touch high for the style.

O-A nice effort by Clown Shoes, but it isn't a top notch stout. It's an enjoyable beer, but doesn't stand up to the big hitters in the category. Maybe a bit of age will help this one along. I'll revisit this one in a year or so.

Once again I wish I could grade in .25 increments. A 3.75 overall fits the bill here, but since I can't I'll give it a 4

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 01:17:06 | More by Lerxst
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick texture. There was a huge, tan-colored, long-lasting, creamy head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A surprisingly muted smell of malt, coffee and chocolate.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a bit of dark chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla in the finish. Somewhat boozy, but it's not an issue. Basically this is what an RIS flavor should be: Big, bold, complex, and flavorful.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a silky smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a wholly enjoyable, powerful beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 14:17:37 | More by avalon07
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-27-2011 02:22:30 | More by OBIrish24
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle picked up on my trip to Maine. It poured black in color with a thick, foamy, tan colored head filling the top two inches of the glass. Nice head retention as I drank it and some decent lacing.

The aroma gives off a good amount of chocolate flavors to it at first. As it warmed I started to get a little more of the hoppy and roasty flavors. Not really an aroma that stood out in any way for all the flavors it has going on in the taste.

The taste starts out by showing more of the sweeter, malty, chocolate, caramel notes to it. Midway a dry bitterness starts to kick in with both the bitter, herbal hoppiness and burnt, roasty flavors contributing. As it warmed I more of the bitter, burntness really started to come out. A little bit of a citrusy, juicy hoppiness is there throughout as well. A little boozy in the finish, but not too bad for the abv%.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being moderate for the style. Overall it had a lot of flavors going on in it but it managed to bring them all together relatively well. The hoppiness was pretty bold in it for the style but it didn't clash with the RIS flavors nearly as bad as some do. Pretty decent beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 00:57:07 | More by billab914
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-the beer pours a very very dark color with little head. since there is almost no head it also has no head retention. oh well

S- this beer actually doesn't have much of a smell. it has a roasted barley smell but also a weird latex smell. we couldn't pin point it but it was definitely slightly weird.

T- in my opinion this beer tasted awesome, strong dark roasty flavor with an slight alcohol burn after. i absolutely loved the flavor. dry, dark and lots of flavor.

M- the beer had a thick body but could be thicker. it doesn't help that i had this after a southern tier chokolat and a Firestone parabola. but overall nice body.

O- i loved this beer. would buy it again and could drink the whole bomber myself. i will be getting it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 21:42:49 | More by 11millsown113
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BPudd

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-25-2011 02:20:19 | More by BPudd
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours very viscous and black, dark brown head upon pour, reduces to thin layer, some lacing

S: nose hits big with molassases and cocoa followed by strong boozieness , some hints of tobacco and leather

T: starts off sweet and chocolately, becomes boozy and bItter in the middle, a bit hot on the finish, the balance isnt very good

Mf: the body doesn't feel as big as it looks, medium carbonation

O: lots of flavor, a bit hot, probably could use some time

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 06:02:58 | More by homebrew311
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-23-2011 23:54:56 | More by Gosox8787
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-23-2011 16:00:33 | More by GehenHerzog
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Harvey98

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-23-2011 14:33:32 | More by Harvey98
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich, smoky aroma has roast coffee and burnt wood notes, as well as a slight yeasty overtone. It pours a deep, chocolaty, opaque, warm sable with a thick, frothy, fine-bubbled and rather persistent head that leaves some respectable lacing. Smoky flavor fills the mouth with fine roast coffee, molasses and caramel notes plus hints of burnt hops and licorice. Texture has above-average body and - whoa, quite a fierce tingle, almost as if the beer had some hot pepper in it! Aren't you glad this beer is for real and not mythical? (Anybody know where you can get a Unidragon for a pet? Tee hee hee!)

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 05:08:05 | More by Cyberkedi
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

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

Deep black color with a pale brown head. Dissipated quickly, leaving just a thin ring around the top of the beer.

Smell is coffee, dark chocolate, and alcohol.

Taste is similar to the smell, with a slight hop bite.

It's very smooth, even with the high abv. Low carbonation, strong flavors.

Very good. Will look for this one again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 23:09:33 | More by prg1976
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Marti403

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-22-2011 01:42:44 | More by Marti403
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Jawn

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottled 10/11

pours dark ruby red but is black in my glass. the head is small, tan, and bubbly. I'm smelling some heavily roasted malts, vanilla, and chalk. I sat with this for over an hour and really enjoyed it towards the end of our encounter. The piney hops actually dominate the burnt/espresso taste of the malts in this one, but both leave room for a subtle vanilla taste. I would have believed the abv was much lower but... it's definitely not. The carbonation however, is. Overall this is a solid RIS in my opinion. On the right day I love a very hop-forward stout, and this is it. Blaecorn Unidragon is a badass name for a beer and my first taste of Clown Shoes. I read an article today about them brewing their next anniversary beer with holy water, a gimmick I fully endorse, so I think I will continue to support them.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 07:54:11 | More by Jawn
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber of the 2011 vintage, this one has been aging for maybe 6 months at most. Pours black with a moderate cap of tan head. Lacing is nice and retention decent.

Nose is very hoppy, lots of citrus in there. Roasty malt is bold...along with a little bit of strawberry fruitiness and a shit-ton of alcohol.

Taste is much better than the nose, shows some promise moving forward. I think it a bit too boozy right now and the hops are a little sharp, but I think with another year or so could develop into something pretty rad. Its fairly smooth now and the chocolate is just a bit too much in the background. Roast is big, but never really gives off any coffee notes...more of a licorice-burnt offering if you will. I like it though and think I might even buy another bottle or two to put away for a couple years.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 03:37:06 | More by twiggamortis420
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Portsmouth Brewery Tulip, bottled on 9/11.

A: Pours a deep dark brown, almost black once into the glass. The head is a very nice dark mocha color. It is two fingers thick and slowly recedes to a thin lace around the glass.

S: There are strong scents of dark roast coffee beans, charred notes. Slight amounts of chocolate.

T: The taste is lacking the strong coffee flavor I was expecting. There is a roasted flavor that lasts throughout and following is a hint of chocolate. The finish is burnt and dry.

M: The body is thick and creamy with a roasted/burnt malt feel.

D: I have got to say I was expecting more from this beer. I always have high expectations when it comes to Imperial Stouts because there are so many good ones out there. This is a good one, but not much better than your average drinkable IS. I'd like to buy it again and age it for a while and see what that does to it.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 02:04:13 | More by mavbrew
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-20-2011 18:23:49 | More by SWMeyer4141
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Vonerichs

Illinois

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

Black as ink with a 1/2" of espresso colored head.

Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, and root beer.

A well rounded flavor of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, light coffee.

Mouthfeel is extremely smooth and creamy. There's a touch of alcohol burn.

I really, really enjoyed this RIS. It's my favorite offering from Clown Shoes so far. It's a big beer that drinks smooth.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 04:20:30 | More by Vonerichs
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.