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Porcine Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Porcine UnidragonPorcine Unidragon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 65
Gots: 92 | 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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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a small head of tan foam on top of a black body. An odd aroma of booze, chocolate, and roast grain. Caramel and chocolate malt up front. Vanilla, chocolate, and coffee in the middle and a finish with smoke and bourbon. A thick body, modately carbonating, and a sweet finish. Oddly, this starts out kind of weak with an almost chemical aroma, but it fades as the beer breathes and turns into something pretty nice. The smoke works nicely with the bourbon and while it is a little boozy it is quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter the beer was black in color with a small tan head.

Aroma of coffee primarily. Some chocolate. Rather boozy.

Coffee taste up front, followed quickly by chocolate. A bit of vanilla. There was a little meat taste, pork rinds maybe. Boozy.

A nice beer. I think you have to enjoy a boozy taste to like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

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Texas

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Ohio

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Pennsylvania

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Massachusetts

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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I’ve had very few meaty stouts like this before, and even fewer that were bourbon barrel-aged. Cheers to new beers!

Bottled 04/18/13, three months before the date of this tasting.

A: A bold, creamy brew with an opaque chocolate body and a sizeable head; it’s a full two inches of dark khaki cream, slow to form but a little quick to go. Some sticky lacing strands here and there.

S: A robust, inviting mix of coffee-forward roasts and heavy chocolate tones – it’s one of those beers that’s strong enough that you can smell it as soon as you crack the bottle. The residual sugars are deep, with a single whiff giving a noseful of vanilla ice cream, Oreos, Black Forest cake, and Irish cream. Scents of espresso, toasted almonds, campfire, and smoked ham (just a hint) make up the roasts.

T: Complex, layered, and monumentally enjoyable. Begins with a hardy breadiness; tastes of biscuit dough and baguette crust give this palate a dense character for other flavors to build upon. Bitter roast and hop flavors, spicy and intense, dry out of the mouth with bold notes of pine sap, chili pepper, astringent black tea, charred oak, and chocolate-covered espresso beans. Sweet flavors are reminiscent of vanilla cream soda, butterscotch, melted caramel, and semi-dark chocolate, all controlled in their richness; nothing’s cloying. Finishes dry in the way most DIPAs do – with a flavor of thick pine resin – but this time there’s the barrel’s lingering tones of whiskey and bacon (i.e., the breakfast of champions).

M: One of the slowest-burning beers I’ve had in recent memory. Starts creamy and full, enough to chew on for a moment before being quickly replaced by a tingling dryness. The alcohol burn builds and builds, eventually replacing the dry hop profile with boozy heat. In the end, the feeling of warmth gets pretty intense; at 12.5%, it’s to be expected.

O: I really, really enjoyed this beer – a definite must-try if it’s in your area. Clown Shoes got the barrel-aging just right here. Even though it’s 100% barrel-aged, the whiskey and wood character doesn’t dominate what is already a solid beer: it enhances it. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

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Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.