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Porcine Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

419 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 63
Gots: 90 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

RAlmeida77, Nov 18, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Flynn. More weekend reviews, all from full notes taken to computer at the time.

A- Pitch black pour comes from a 22oz bottle into three pint glasses with an oily, thick pitch black body. A tan cap forms with frothy texture and falls to a big ring. The ring has huge bubbles and deposits spots of lace here and there.

S- Smoky and roasty and for me that is pretty much most of what comes to mind here. Deep dark chocolate and charred grains with beachwood smoked malts; not quite full-on campfire and seaweed but still something smoked with a hint of caramel.

T- Roastiness comes on full speed here with decadent bittersweet chocolate coming to mind with charred grains, coffee and burnt sugar. Beechwood smoked malts provide the other main aspect of the flavor with a smoky but not so camp-firey feel overall. Raisin, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, Bourbon and cocoa powder come to mind.

MF- Fairly thick bodied with a chewy, oily and frothy consistency battering down the palate. Carbonation is at a medium level and it finishes quite warm but that compliments the smoky and roasty flavors.

The smokiness seems to overshadow the barrels just a bit but for me that is the key this beer. It delivers a rich roast malt character with a big smoked grain aspect and barrel hints; it all balances out nicely. I think this is the third time I have had this beer and it still holds up very well.

cbutova, Nov 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

DCgolfpro, Nov 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Buttstallion, Oct 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ThrashMaster, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jamis, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

lupercmda, Oct 27, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber pours a rich black color with a large cap of light brown, fine-bubbled head. Excellent retention and lacing...a fine looking beer here.

Nose is smoky chocolate with a little bit of licorice and plums.

More smoke comes out in the flavor, but it is balanced nicely by the sweet, chocolaty malt. The barrel character is subtle, but adds a nice dimension as it warms. Woody, roasty flavors are more pronounced as it warms. Still plenty of leafy hops to give it a dry, bitter finish. This is a beer that has a lot going on, but manages a semblance of harmony despite a multitude of flavors. Pretty good, though I think another year or two in the cellar would improve it.

twiggamortis420, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

zonker17, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Muggins25, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Overall: This beer is delicious yet too much smoked malt to my liking (smoked bacon), the barrel adds some depth yet not as intense as I would prefer. The mouthfeel is a little light yet I didn't have a problem killing the bomber. All in all this brew is recommended.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Doug6322, Sep 22, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Sep 19, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

MikesnoHSL, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

This beer style is labeled wrong. It's an American Imperial Stout.

WynnO, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

BuckTuckian, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Gdirt, Sep 01, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%

IGOTASIXPACK, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

GinsuDave, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jshusc, Aug 24, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

bschinelli, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

MasterPenguins, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BostonHops, Aug 13, 2014
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Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.