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Porcine Unidragon (Unbarrelled) - Clown Shoes

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Porcine Unidragon (Unbarrelled)
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 6.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: jaasen64 on 09-28-2012)
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wburch1967

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-22-2013 16:31:07 | More by wburch1967
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%

This is Blaecorn Unidragon made with Beechwood smoked malt to add a meaty note to it (hence the porcine in the name). The stout was also 100% aged in bourbon barrels for a few months.

This review is from the first ever cask of this beer at Stoddard's before it was released. Bottles should be coming later this year (mid-October). This cask version is the base beer before they aged it in Bourbon Barrels (hence the lack of bourbon).

A- Completely opaque dark black with a thin quarter of a finger of creamy fairly dark mocha brown head. Head has decent retention but fades to pretty much no head and doesn't really leave any lacing. Similar in appearance to Blaecorn.

S- Roasted malts, a little bit of chocolate, and a little bit of bacon meatiness hiding in the background. Slightly above average aroma strength. Alcohol very well hidden in the nose, but could have used a little bit more smokiness.

T- Similar to smell- roasted malts, chocolate, a tiny bit of espresso, some meaty bacon that doesn't have to much smoke to it and is fairly faint. There was a slight meatiness, but not really much of a smoked malt presence that I would have liked coming out. Overall it was definitely tasty and I think the bourbon-barrel finished product will be much better.

M- Slightly creamy, but definitely a little bit too thin for this type of stout, decent carbonation, very easy to drink especially at this high of an ABV. Major problem is the thinness, even thinner then I remember Blaecorn being (although I did have it awhile ago).

O- This was a decent beer that I definitely enjoyed drinking and would have again. It definitely didn't come without it's flaws though. First of all the beer was a tiny bit too thin, usually for stouts at this abv and aged in bourbon I like them a little bit thicker (this wasn't overly thin though, definitely had much thinner). Second of all I would have liked the smokiness to be a little bit more apparent.

That being aside, this beer did have a lot of redeeming qualities. For a 12.5% stout it was very easy to drink and the alcohol was definitely well hidden. The beer was flavorful, however I think I liked Blaecorn a little bit better. I'm really looking forward to the finished product of this beer, I think the bourbon will add a completely new dimension to the beer that will definitely improve the beer.

09-28-2012 15:58:50 | More by jaasen64
Porcine Unidragon (Unbarrelled) from Clown Shoes
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