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Blaecorn Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
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1,036 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,036
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 68
Gots: 264 | 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:
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(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011)
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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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MadScientist

New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Almost opaque it so dark but some light does get through showing a deep garnet and good clarity. The dark tan head looks like the creme on an excellent cup of espresso with a good retention and leaving small lacing all over the glass.

S: The aroma is a head mix of American hops, roasted malt and dark fruit. The moderately strong citrus malt blends with a moderately-strong alcohol aroma for a citrusy and spicy aroma. The malt shows a nice roasted character with some chocolate and coffee notes. The esters are of dried and dark fruits like prunes and plums.

T: Chocolate, alcohol, citrus hops, hops bitterness all compete to beat up you palate but instead just rough you up a bit. There is a dark and dried fruit flavor matching the aroma. The balance is almost firmly bitter but a light caramel and malt sweetness saves you from the dark malt ad hops bitterness.

M: A smooth medium-heavy bodied beer with a moderate carbonation. There is a significant warmth in the back of the throat, but less heat than I'd expect from +12 % ABV.

O: A complex roasty, chocolate, hoppy, bitter alcoholic beer that some how manages to not be totally in you face about any of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 03:21:51 | More by MadScientist
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lnashsig

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have tried a few Clown Shoes beers so far and have not been impressed, but trying this one to reach a verdict. Poured from bottle into Brooklyn Tulip. Pours a deep pitch black color, thick off-white head, bordering on tan. Thick appearing texture. A beast of an Imperial Stout from appearance. Smell- roasty notes, dark fruits like currants, raisins, etc. Some booze notes, expected with a 12.5% beer that is relatively fresh. There is a weird plastic aroma, but its not a huge detractor. Taste- black roastiness, coffee bitterness, a boozy blast of sweet dark fruits. In the end, leaves a sweet chocolate bitterness and a strong hop presence. I have to say I am impressed. This is the mean badass experience I tend to like from my Russian Imperial Stouts. It asserts itself with aggression but overall is pretty drinkable and balanced for the ABV. Good beer, will probably grab another one for cellaring. Clown Shoes has redeemed itself!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 02:36:50 | More by lnashsig
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1pt 6fl oz. Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. (perfect after drinking a Supa Hero)– Thanks to Manolo Baltasar from Freiburg & Robert Merryman from George & Dragon for sharing this one & many more. Black color. Tan, creamy, crown. Nice retention. Roasted malts, cocoa & sweet coffee both in flavors & aromas. Bitter chocolate at first sip & creamy sweet maltiness. Smooth & plentiful palate. Some dark fruit touch & dry bitter coffee & chocolate in the middle. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Good company when in good conversation.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 07:03:51 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a few bottles of this at Julio's. Definately the best label art of them all.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super rich, oily black. There was a a nice almost two finger head that faded rapidly to leave a thin mocha halo.

S - Rich chocolate and pine, some super light coffee, as well as the usual roasted almost burnt malts. The ABV is somewhat noticeable.

T - So rich and creamy and chocolatey. There is some nice super light coffee notes (more bitter than coffee really) with a nice somewhat piney hop finish. Like a super amped up black IPA (light on the IPA).

M - Stuff is so smooth and creamy. ABV is barely noticeable, would prefer it to be a bit thicker though.

O - Yet another solid offering from Clown Shoes. Its a nice take on a RIS, though I'm not sure if I like the hop intruision to the style. Wish Clown Shoes would just make a regular ol IPA already and be done with hopping up other styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 04:34:09 | More by rudzud
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 16 oz. snifter.

A- Jet black with dark color 1 finger head. Good lacing that remains on glass.

S- Roasted malts, coffee, molasses, pine.

T- Deep roasted malt, coffee, some sweet molasses or candi sugar, very good balance of pine hops.

M- Full body, some creaminess as it's swirled in your mouth. Amazing how this beer has almost not heat to it for 12.5%!

O- Very good imperial stout. Doesn't have a ton going on, but a very coffee/roasted malt forward with nice hop presence beer. Was looking forward to this beer from Clown Shoes and was not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 02:52:00 | More by kawilliams81
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a completely pitch black color that never yields to the light. The head is a two finger mocha color with pretty poor retention and lacing.

S: Roasted malt, brown sugar, coffee, licorice, chocolate, wood, subtle smoke, and a little booze come together in the scent. Nothing out of the ordinary, but executed nicely.

T: The first thing I notice is how well attenuated this one is. It's not very sweet (at all) yet the booze presence is only moderate. The initial sip is heavy on roasty notes, which temporarily gives way to flavors of anise seed and coffee. The finish is fairly boozy (to the point where it burns slightly at times), but overall it has surprising drinkability for a 12.5% RIS. Faint hints of dark fruit can be tasted, and the presence of soy sauce, bitter dark chocolate, and smoke pop after several sips. General flavor is savory rather than sweet, with solid complexity and balance.

M: Here's where things disappoint slightly. I like how the big roasty presence gives it solid dryness overall, but it's lacking in body for a big stout. The dryness combined with the alcohol presence gives a nice mouthwatering sensation, though. The booze warms the body nicely, making it a great winter brew (how I wish it was still January...) While it could use a more delicate persona, I can't find much fault in its general drinkability. Low carbonation.

O: I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It bears a passing resemblance to Yeti, which is always a great thing in my mind. It's a very big beer, but it's never too bloated for its own good. Even still, it's best to share this mutha with friends. It's kind of expensive - I paid $11 for a bottle - but I'd say it's worth it if you're looking for a night-capping sipper to share with others.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:38:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Ben7773

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-21-2014 03:29:58 | More by Ben7773
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-28-2013 04:09:05 | More by standardcherry
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-02-2012 02:31:26 | More by bpfrush
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-26-2014 00:27:37 | More by WVbeergeek
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-24-2012 17:25:00 | More by alamode
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-11-2013 19:28:28 | More by Oboogie
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-12-2013 01:21:27 | More by freewill35
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-29-2012 00:00:32 | More by chim52chim
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-28-2012 17:57:46 | More by dumptruck81
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zoddd

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-03-2013 03:51:57 | More by kirkse
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2012 18:15:20 | More by DIPADude01
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sneth019

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-21-2013 18:16:03 | More by sneth019
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takemetothelion

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-13-2013 16:34:30 | More by takemetothelion
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-06-2014 23:19:03 | More by rjp217
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-03-2013 02:35:50 | More by buzzy
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2012 04:54:23 | More by Psychmusic
Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
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