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Porcine Unidragon - Clown Shoes

Porcine UnidragonPorcine Unidragon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

358 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 358
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%


Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is Blaecorn Unidragon made with Beechwood Smoked malt, which adds a natural meaty note (there is no actual meat in the brew). Aged 100% bourbon barrels. Little piggies run, squeal to the heavens: Clown Shoes wishes you luck.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-05-2012)
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Reviews by NoLeafClover44:
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a CCB snifter. Bottled on 10/11/12.

A - Pours midnight black with nearly a finger of almond head. Shows good retention for a beer this big. The thick halo of carbonation that remains, leaves a nice tiered lacing as I drink.

S - Smells of vanilla, huge burnt oak, black coffee, and single malt bourbon. Molasses and candied figs add a rich quality to the aroma.

T - Starts with sweet toffee and vanilla. Oak hits midpalate, offering a nice drying bitter character. Chocolate and bourbon on the finish with a smokey sweet aftertaste. The flavors are in your face and work very well.

M - Medium-heavy body with mellow carbonation. A nice smooth feel.

O - I am a fan of Blaecorn, so I was excited to see the BA version on the shelf. I think this version is a bit sweeter than the original, and despite the addition of smoked malt, it doesn't have the same level of burnt flavors. The barrel adds an interesting dynamic to this beer, and it maintains great bourbon and oak flavors without being over the top. This one holds up pretty well against the highly coveted BA Stouts out there, without having to jump through hoops to get it. I am glad I picked up a few, so I can see what a year or two does to this beer. I highly recommend it for bourbon beer enthusiasts.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:05:02 | More by NoLeafClover44
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large tulip glass. Apears dark blak with tan head. Smells of chocolate with some oak tannins and vanilla. Tastes full bodied chocolate & vanilla upfront with some light bourbon & oak in the background. A little astringency seems noticeable, maybe from too much bittering hops. Mouthfeel seems heavy, especially as it warms. Bourbon character cones through more and body seems more full. Overall, a good beer. Wish it had some more initial oomph.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 00:55:10 | More by jwhancher
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Keananmichael5

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-19-2014 05:46:51 | More by Keananmichael5
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev -2%

04-19-2014 05:39:35 | More by kmanjohnson
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Baab200

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-18-2014 23:59:32 | More by Baab200
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kdahnke123

Indiana

3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at cellar temperature into a snifter.
A - Pours a dark brown color with minimal medium brown head. The head is gone almost instantly, leaving a long lasting lacing.
S - Bourbon, chocolate and a sour hop finish.
T - Bourbon, charred wood, chocolate and a hoppy finish.
M - Medium viscosity with a small amount of carbonation.
O - The smoke is a little on the heavy side, the bourbon is light and the alcohol is well integrated. All and all not bad if you like smoked beers. OK for a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 22:10:11 | More by kdahnke123
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reyna311

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-14-2014 16:48:10 | More by reyna311
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Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

04-11-2014 23:07:56 | More by leftoverburrito
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

04-10-2014 11:16:35 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-09-2014 02:24:20 | More by BeerBucks
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2014 18:23:05 | More by MattXT
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blabaer

California

4/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2014 06:25:50 | More by blabaer
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

03-18-2014 13:05:59 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-18-2014 04:03:31 | More by oso
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-17-2014 14:30:11 | More by goblue3509
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irish01980

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

03-15-2014 13:27:05 | More by irish01980
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a motor oil black with a one-finger tan head. Very light lacing.

S - Smells of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Bourbon dominates throughout.

T - Follows the nose. Heavy bourbon and chocolate upfront. Some light vanilla in the mid swallow. Finish is hot bourbon.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - Above average RIS. The bourbon dominates the smell and flavor. A nice winter sipper.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 04:27:01 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2014 01:34:29 | More by a0lbudman
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-24-2014 00:40:13 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Herky21

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

02-18-2014 02:52:10 | More by SawDog505
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -2%

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Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.