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Porcine Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Porcine UnidragonPorcine Unidragon

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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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4/5  rDev -2%

canucklehead, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a medium bodied thickness which is dark brown but sits black in the glass. A finger of creamy head on the pour and was present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Above average active carbonation active for an BA imperial stout.

Smell: Getting a ton of smokey malt and strong oak. A sticky, mossy, and heavy hop presence is picked up. Light to medium barrel aged character. Hop character is much brighter then I expected but has all the checkpoints of a good BA stout.

Taste: The front is a mix of bourbon and leafy, mossy hop character. The body is some medium bodied roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. The backend of this beer is filled with smokey malt and strong oak that seem to linger on the palate forever. Deep fruity tones poke their way through on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with heavy cloying hop tones. Bourbon character is light. A slow sipper for sure though.

Overall: A decent BA stout. I wish there was more barrel character but this beer makes up with it good smokey malt additions and layers of complexity.

KFBR392, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

coz, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of vcoggins
4/5  rDev -2%

vcoggins, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of seangibbs60
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

seangibbs60, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Damian
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Berman's Wines & Spirits, Lexington, MA
Served in a snifter

The beer poured dark brown and a bit thin for the style. An inch-tall, super tight and creamy, tan colored crown topped the liquid. The head quickly faded to a bubbly ring of lasting froth. Streaks of lacing coated the sides of the glass.

Smoky notes dominated the nose. The beechwood smoked malts lent the beer a campfire-like quality. Strong bourbon/barrel character. Quite boozy. Lots of vanilla. Fairly sweet overall. Brown sugar and caramel notes were also apparent.

Roasted and beechwood smoked malts were immediately noticeable in the flavor profile. The smokiness was more subdued than in the nose however. Brown sugar, caramel and vanilla notes appeared in the center. The beer finished with notes of ashy, charred malts and a sharp booziness. I definitely tasted all 12.5%. Slightly bitter, earthy hops came through as well.

The mouthfeel was creamy, frothy and smooth but rather thin for an imperial stout. A fine, mellow effervescence gave the liquid a soft texture.

Both the aroma and the flavor profile of this beer were quite interesting, but the booziness was really excessive. I sat on this bottle for a little over a year, but it definitely could have benefitted from further aging. If the alcohol presence could be toned down, this beer would be far better.

Damian, Dec 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

MarshallBirdhouse, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

drewfull, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

scott2269, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of bleeps
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bleeps, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

woodchip, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Dbrag, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of AdamF625
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- deep brown almost black with a thin mocha head
S- bourbon , charred wood, smoked grain, cocoa
T- heavily smoked malts, burnt brownies, harsh bourbon, oak
M- thick body and smooth mouthfeel followed by a harsh bite from the barrel. Strong presence of alcohol.
O- a lot of strong harsh flavors in this brew but I love it. Very smokey and hot. For a lack of better comparison it reminds me of Jack Daniels whiskey.

AdamF625, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

LSMroz, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JohnnieNepal, Nov 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Kenai4, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/17/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass with some alcohol legs. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, smoked meat, light char, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, and roasted earthiness; with a bit of booziness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/smoked malt and barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, smoke, char, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, smoke, char, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and barrel flavors; with a nice roasted/sweetness/barrel flavor balance with no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent barrel aged imperial stout! All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted/smoked malt and barrel flavors; and fairly smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

JandJMD, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

herman77, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

alysmith4, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jopezu, Oct 27, 2013
Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.