Porcine Unidragon (Unbarrelled) - Clown Shoes
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3.95/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: cask
09-28-2012 15:58:50 | More by jaasen64
Porcine Unidragon (Unbarrelled) from Clown Shoes
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.