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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
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1,083 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 71
Gots: 278 | 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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FanofHefe

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass; no freshness dating noted. Deep black body and highly carbonated for a RIS. Big, three-finger dark mocha head that has excellent retention and leaves streaky lacing all along the glass.

The aroma starts of sweetly, featuring dark fruit notes, primarily raisin. The sweetness fades to roasted malt and a note of alcohol. Expecting this to be hot.

The flavor is tilted toward the roasted malt substantially. Bitter notes of dark malt blend with a nearly equal combination of dark fruit and dark chocolate. The finish gives a taste of licorice and cherry, but in small amounts.

Thick mouthfeel and a bit of alcohol present. Not the best RIS I’ve had, but very solid nonetheless.

02-08-2012 01:40:16 | More by FanofHefe
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GallowsThief

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured out of a bomber into my tulip.

A – Big, bad and black pour. Finger of creamy milk chocolate head that receded quickly. Not much lacing.

S – Nice sweet chocolate aroma. Cocoa, vanilla and toffee.

T – Not nearly as sweet as the smell. Roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate come through. Bold coffee flavor next with a touch of burnt grounds. This gives it some bitterness. Finishes with some astringent characteristics and a slight alcohol burn all the way down.

M – Full bodied and chewy brew. Coats thee palate and leaves a touch of bitterness.

O – Really solid stout here. Nice big and bold flavor. Smell seems sweet but the flavor is otherwise.

02-07-2012 23:42:33 | More by GallowsThief
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beersis81

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.3%

02-06-2012 14:41:20 | More by beersis81
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kennylopez

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: pours at thick dark brown with black hue. A big tan head floats atop and leaves spots of lacing.

Smells: a chocolate front with a heavy roasted coffee and malt.

Tastes: there is a thick roasted malt character with sweet chocolate compared to the usual bitter chocolate in other RIS. The coffee character is strong but well balanced with everything going on in this brew.

Mouthfeel: there is a good amount of carbonation in this brew and quite drinkable. at 12.5% it doesn't go down like such a big beer, but packs the punch like one.

Overall: I picked up a 22oz bottle for $7 and I feel like its probably one of the best offerings Clown shoes put out by me, and I will surly pick it up again.

02-06-2012 02:48:54 | More by kennylopez
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Aiptasia

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -12.8%

Served up at approx. 55 degrees f in a pint glass, poured from bottle.

Appearance is beautiful. Pours with a big huge chocolate milk foam head with great lacing and long legs. Takes forever to fade and sits dark and lovely in the glass.

Smells of alcohol, roasted malts and slight grassiness from what must be late hop additions.

Taste is bitter up front with lots of medicinals, alcohol, roasted malt espresso flavors. Bitterness lingers a bit too long for my tastes.

It's got a warming sting, rich and thick beer. Overall, good but not great.

02-05-2012 22:33:17 | More by Aiptasia
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CoreyCramer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-03-2012 10:13:41 | More by CoreyCramer
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -17%

Pours pitch black with a 1.5 finger beige head that very slowly fades into a thick lasting ring. Streaks and sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Roasted malt aroma that is surprisingly hop forward. Lots of resin and earthy pine needle overpowering the dark malts. Underneath, there are hints of dark chocolate, coffee bean and oatmeal.

Chewy full body with a strong bitter hop presence that lingers over the dark malts into a dry finish. Again, surprisingly hop forward for the style with dry, sticky, resinous pine needle flavor. The hop compliment the malt but really bring out their roasted bitterness. This makes the beer a bit one dimensional with very little sweetness balances things out. Hints of dark chocolate, coffee bean, toast and oatmeal as well as some slight booze. Surprisingly very little heat at 12.5%. Pretty easy to drink but a bit one dimensional and too bitter for my preference.

02-01-2012 04:50:54 | More by corby112
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-31-2012 00:25:16 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Billolick

New York

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

Bomber bottle, "Bottled 9/11"

Pours black, with a very dark head, lasting and leaving all sorts of froth, collar, sheeting and well developed lacing. Nice looking beer.

Some booze in the nose, but mostly chocolate, coffee grounds and ample roast malts.

Intensly flavor, complex, robust and enjoyable RIS. Loads of chocolate abound, roasted/burnt malts, light smoke, earthyness, black coffee. A lot going on here, all blended into a quite heady mix.

Super rich and smooth on the tongue and in the entire mouth. A chocolate/coffee milkshake comes to mind.

High Quality night capper or a natural with a decadent chocolate dessert. Well done. Likely the most impressive Clown Shoes brew I've tried to date.

01-30-2012 01:55:56 | More by Billolick
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Rusty18

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-28-2012 20:16:04 | More by Rusty18
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wsobchak

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-27-2012 23:12:07 | More by wsobchak
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%

Picked up this one at Total Wine Fort Lauderdale.

A-Pour is a deep dak brown, nearly black with a thin off white head.

S-Boozy with molasses, dark chocolate and mild booze. Dose not smell like 12.5%.

T-does not taste like 12.5% either. Lots of dark molasses, nice roast, some mild sweetness and dark bittersweet chocolate.

M-Medium to heavy, rich but not overly so.

O-Pretty darn good. Tasty, rich, well controlled alcohol.

HV

01-27-2012 03:29:12 | More by sholland119
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Jules11788

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-26-2012 21:19:08 | More by Jules11788
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-26-2012 10:19:23 | More by johnhenryconway
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jsh420

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

pours dark dark brown almost black with a 1+ finger tan head that left some spotted lacing

smells of dark fruit roasted chocolate malt a fair amount of hops and call me crazy but cinnamon sugar and some apples?

taste is very solid - reminds me quite a bit of GD Yeti with that dark fruit berry flavor and a great hop bite - plenty of dark burnt roasted malt

mouthfeel - this is where the beer could use some work - thin-ish body with a little too much carbonation

overall - as i drank more and more and killed the entire 22oz i felt that this beer should have been labeled a black ipa - the hops are there and the body was on the lighter side - overall will buy this again

01-26-2012 05:40:03 | More by jsh420
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server222

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-25-2012 00:05:52 | More by server222
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Mappies

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-24-2012 21:39:50 | More by Mappies
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -1%

Pours a thick, pitch black with a big, dark tan head that lingers and laces.

Smells heavily of coffee, chocolate, roasted character, dark fruit, some slight hop citrus, with hints of bread, toast, and spice.

Taste is up front dark fruit, fig/plum, chocolate that fades into a more creamy, roasted character that mixes with the hop character, and ends on a bright, coffee, chocolate, plum, cherry note. Some lingering alcohol is present. The finish is slightly astringent from the roasted malts but not out of balance.

Heavy body with lower carbonation are right on for the style. The alcohol stands out a bit too much as it is...age would help a lot.

A complex, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, cherry, slightly sweet stout that is strong and heavy on alcohol. This is one of the better non-barrel aged stouts I've had in a while, but it needs age. A year or two will do wonders.

01-24-2012 02:20:27 | More by TenHornsProud
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-24-2012 01:44:31 | More by SPRichard
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-24-2012 00:17:09 | More by bluesplit63
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Joba8947

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-22-2012 21:25:57 | More by Joba8947
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theminutemen

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-21-2012 20:25:42 | More by theminutemen
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obrike

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1%

Bought a bottle at Specs in Round Rock for around 9 bucks.

Pitch black pour, a light tan head that leaves spiderweb lacing too. Nice.

First scent I get is black licorice/anise...followed by bitter chocolate, burnt malt...maybe even a touch of cinammon? I like.

Wow...kick in the palate bitterness...coffee/dark chocolate/hops/ roasted malt...a very big punch. This is a big beer...a sipper...booze on the backend is there, but won't kill you...certainly a nice cold night sipper. Pretty creamy, but does not hide booze as well as other big stouts I've tried.

I really liked it, but it seems like it might be better after sitting a year or so.

Nice job Clown Shoes!

01-21-2012 03:37:47 | More by obrike
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MisterGrizz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-20-2012 22:20:19 | More by MisterGrizz
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NarcoSolo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-20-2012 02:20:17 | More by NarcoSolo
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,083 ratings.