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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,325
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 89
Gots: 368 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/19/13. Pours oil black with a finger of tan head. Smells of dark fruits, smoke, and some coffee. Taste is of dark fruits, chocolate, a bit of coffee. Just a little bitterness and some heat. Smokiness plays well in this brew. I wanna say this has some spicyness to it but I'm positive it doesn't have chilies in it. As it warms up the bitterness settles down and the bold flavors really come through. Mouthfeel is a nice mix of wet and dry. It's not overly thick but at the same time you're gonna want to drink this over a long period of time. I poured about 5oz and have been drinking it over the past hour or so. Overall a pretty damn good RIS. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it but Clown Shoes is doing great things.

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22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Bottled 11/2011, 12.5% ABV.

A - Pouring a dark mahogany brown with good clarity, Blaecorn Unidragon is a dauntingly black color in the snifter. A thick mocha brown head rests on the beer for quite a while. Dots of lace circle the glass.

S - Heavily roasted malt provides an intimidating aroma fit to flow from such a badass bottle. Black licorice undertones skillfully hide behind robust molasses and bittersweet chocolate notes and fruity phenol alcohol. Booze soaked raisin and black cherries come to mind. Earthy hop tones are all but forgotten in the midst of the aggressive malt.

T - Gritty, heavily roasted malt overwhelms the palate with assertive complexity. Profuse bittersweet chocolate leads into a molasses bitterness and fruity alcohol finish that lingers on borderline ethanol.

M - Teeming with warming alcohol, Blaecorn Unidragon is an inky full-bodied stout that coats the tongue and throat. Well-placed carbonation is lower but works well to keep the beer from total syrupiness. That goes double for the balancing hops.

O - Fit for a Czar, Blaecorn Unidragon, my first experience with Clown Shoes, is a bold stout to say the least. Assertive, arrogant, and rightfully so, the potent alcohol and robust malt profile - well-balanced with earthy hops - makes this one of the ultimate soul-warming beers despite it's badass exterior.

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Poured into a tulip. Pours a pitch black with a finger of fluffy light tan head. A little bit of soapy lace.

Nice earthy leather aroma with a bit of smoke and char. A little bit of chocolate sweetness with some good roasted malt aromas. The flavor has a big roasted malt character with earthy tobacco and leather flavors. A bit of cocoa sweetness and a bit of smoke.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 8.5oz. glass at Meadhall for the 250K Twitter Beeradvocate Celebration. Many thanks to Todd and Jason for making this event happen.

A- Dark black almost jet black with about a finger to a finger and half of mocha browni creamy head and about average carbonation.

S- Sweet dark milk chocolate, espresso beans, malts and a little bit of booze.

T- Tons of dark milk chocolate dominate the taste buds with hints of vanilla, roasted espresso beans, cocoa nibs, etc..

M- A little bit on the heavy side. Nice and creamy which mixes well with the chocolate taste. About average carbonation for a stout. Smooth and very drinkable, especially for such a high abv. Can feel the booze a little bit, but blends in smoothly with the intense chocolate taste.

O- I was a huge fan of this stout. One of my favorite Russian Imperial Stouts that I've had. I loved the intense milk chocolate flavor that dominated this beer and mixed smoothly with the high abv. At 12.%, the alcohol was barely detectable. This beer was packed with flavor and I would recommend any stout lover to try it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: pitch black - almost ten fidy black. 3 finger dark tan head with a bunch of little bubbles

s: huge smell, caught it as soon as i opened the bottle. big roasted malt and chocolate aromas here. sweet caramel, figs, and a hint of wood and leather. finishes with a nice smooth, creamy vanilla note. the aroma isn't overly complex, but its so smooth, creamy, rich and inviting. no hint of alcohol in the nose

t: whoa momma. right away you know this is huge. first there is a real nice balance of dark sweet chocolate and smoothly bitter roasted malts. this is followed by a real nice sweetness that comes from the malts, and also a nice dark fruity component. there is a slight earthy bitterness towards the end - but this beer is all about the chocolates and roasted malts. no real taste of the 12+%, but you can definitely feel the alcohol burn in the throat

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.