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Porcine Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Porcine UnidragonPorcine Unidragon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

398 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 65
Gots: 91 | FT: 9
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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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

09-25-2013 02:02:33 | More by BigOldOaf
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

09-23-2013 07:27:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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bens0n

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

This beer pours a very dark brown, with a slight ruby tinge, pretty close to opaque but not quite. Almost no head at all.

On the nose it has a sweet nutty smell, not too boozy or anything though. You can pick up a trace of the barrels, but its not overpowering by any means.

Flavor wise, its pretty similar, slightly nutty with a tiny bit of sweetness that comes in afterwards. Finishes with a nice barrel aged flavor.

Its got a little more carbonation that I would expect for an aged stout, and for an imperial stout in general, but its pretty slick and easy to down.

Overall, its a nicely blended stout I love the regular unidragon, the barrel aging was definitely done right.

09-20-2013 01:06:35 | More by bens0n
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2013 01:06:05 | More by buzzy
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DMacQ

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

09-18-2013 00:10:47 | More by DMacQ
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-17-2013 21:49:47 | More by Ivegotmule
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

09-16-2013 13:54:00 | More by BMart
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

09-14-2013 01:44:23 | More by Supergenious
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Sparty55

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-10-2013 04:31:26 | More by Sparty55
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GumDropButtons

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-08-2013 20:52:39 | More by GumDropButtons
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-05-2013 16:49:01 | More by bpasquini
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ghscott

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-03-2013 13:16:33 | More by ghscott
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NickBeery

California

4/5  rDev -2%

09-03-2013 01:28:27 | More by NickBeery
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

appearance: Very dark brown. Slight ruby highlights when held to light. Average (for a high ABV beer) tan head and lacing. I may just be in a different state of mind but this looks better than I recall the un-barrelled version.
smell: Charred smoke with a sweet note (I guess the bourbon?). A bit of chocolate. Again, this smells much better...richer, more complex than I remember the un-barrelled version.
taste: The bourbon is more prominent than the nose but otherwise the taste and nose are very similar. A little harsh (alcohol and smoke) but I kinda like that.
overall: a damn good imp stout. Tasty and different.

09-02-2013 21:03:10 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-31-2013 23:55:44 | More by freewill35
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bottled April 17th 2013.

Classic dark walnut brown to black body, some faint red, very small, hues along the edges. Makes a decent light cocoa head of about a finger with moderate staying power. Some leopard like spotted lacing, and a bubbly but good sized collar.

Nice soft roasty malts, slightly velvety smelling and hinting of a silky palate. A bit one dimensional, not much else, maybe some small vanilla tones, but not much hint of excellent barrel aging.

Palate works out nicely. Good thick and controlled ganache like bitter chocolate, with large roasting bitterness in the end. Subtle piney hop bitterness after a swallow that lingers. Large amounts of dark chocolate and solid bitterness. Good silky feel to carry flavors forward. Really impressed with the mouthfeel on the Clown Shoes stouts it seems. Mild warmth not boozy hot for the finish.

Overall it doesn't seem to bring some of the greatness of the barrel notes and qualities, but it delivers as a real solid stout either way.

08-31-2013 02:38:58 | More by smakawhat
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larryi86

Delaware

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a small tan head.

S- Chocolate, roasted coffee, smokey, some vanilla, some bourbon and oak.

T- Chocolate, smokey, coffee, bourbon, oak, hot finish, bitter, licorice.

M- Hot, medium body.

O- I am enjoying this more and more as I drink it, not the best barrel aged stouts, but worth the money. Wish the body was thicker and a little creamy.

08-31-2013 00:56:39 | More by larryi86
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-31-2013 00:28:43 | More by NYR_Rob
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

08-27-2013 20:16:33 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-27-2013 19:26:54 | More by dfhhead25
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-27-2013 14:08:13 | More by tjkinate
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JacobGumina

California

4/5  rDev -2%

08-27-2013 08:08:40 | More by JacobGumina
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drunkheathen

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-26-2013 23:08:07 | More by drunkheathen
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Kaveman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

08-25-2013 21:12:24 | More by Kaveman
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rojapa

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-22-2013 14:42:03 | More by rojapa
Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.