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Porcine Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Porcine UnidragonPorcine Unidragon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

401 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 401
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 66
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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bclemens

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

06-18-2013 17:17:32 | More by bclemens
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TheCrowsNest

California

3.51/5  rDev -14%

Pours black with a rich, dark brown head. Heavy duty oak aromas with a little bit of whiskey heat hanging behind full bodied roast, chocolate, and tobacco. Flavors are heavy roast, tobacco, chocolate, whiskey, oak. The flavor profile of this beer doesn't marry all that well, it seems everything is competing for attention.

Could probably benefit from a year in the cellar.

06-16-2013 16:56:11 | More by TheCrowsNest
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

06-16-2013 16:47:24 | More by jaxon53
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lic217

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-16-2013 15:47:36 | More by lic217
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

06-15-2013 23:40:41 | More by Turbodog666
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gkoz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-15-2013 00:17:58 | More by gkoz
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-13-2013 22:02:43 | More by Kubrickx
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2013 19:05:49 | More by djre4orm
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cheefdaddy1

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-13-2013 07:47:44 | More by cheefdaddy1
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zenarkist

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-13-2013 01:30:53 | More by zenarkist
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-11-2013 22:34:06 | More by Dhamma73
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2013 00:19:47 | More by GehenHerzog
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

Stole this bottle from Beerdrifter when he was mashed and looking the other way. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Blaecorn Unidragon, beechwood smoked and then aged on bourbon barrels

APPEARANCE: A black pour, slightly transparent, yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, light tan head with very good retention. Black bdy with slightly higher levels of carbonation evident. A swirly wisp and ring remain leaving touches of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Definite smoked malts with light meaty tones. Roasted malts, nice dark chocolate in there, with bourbon barrel as well. Vanilla and sweet cream from the barrels balances nicely with the smoky, roasted base. Bold and well balanced.

TASTE: Some roasted and smoked malts up front with bourbon, oak, sweet cream and some smoked meat notes at the swallow. Big alcohol presence with a bold and lingering finish that's smoky, roasted with a touch of bitter chocolate and a solid dose of bourbon barrel as well. A little too hot for top marks, but it's enjoyable and complex for sure.

PALATE: Lighter body and higher levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, luckily, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. Lots of heat after the swallow. Too light and carbonated for the style, but not rough or airy.

OVERALL: This was pretty nice. The feel was sub-par and the alcohol a little too present, but this brew showed lots of flavor and an impressive degree of complexity. Not one I'd need to search out again, but one I'd happily drink again if it was offered. I'm glad Drifter happened to be cleaning up the beer I'd spilt while I stole this out of his bag. Cheers!

06-09-2013 20:26:09 | More by Jeffo
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-09-2013 13:27:13 | More by fredmugs
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StArnoldFan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

06-09-2013 03:54:23 | More by StArnoldFan
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ZombieJester

California

4/5  rDev -2%

06-09-2013 01:23:02 | More by ZombieJester
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striker2160

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-08-2013 15:59:27 | More by striker2160
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a GI Clybourn snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger dark tan head. Big webs and blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big chocolate amd coffee aromas, faint bourbon and some vanilla.

T- bitter chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and some bitter roast at the finish.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Slight heat, slick and lighter feel.

O- good RIS, not a big barrel influence but its there. Nice coffee, chocolate and some vanilla notes in this beer is a plus.

06-07-2013 03:44:09 | More by kawilliams81
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AnotherImperial

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-06-2013 16:13:26 | More by AnotherImperial
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-05-2013 23:23:27 | More by CCutch
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iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-05-2013 22:05:15 | More by iHeartMNBeer
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Pahn

New York

1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

06-04-2013 00:11:58 | More by Pahn
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wburch1967

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-03-2013 11:45:23 | More by wburch1967
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ChiefHopHead

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-03-2013 03:19:08 | More by ChiefHopHead
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Bung

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

22oz. Somewhat becalmed oily black pour. Some brown around the edge. Just a few light tan bubbles.

Aroma, yep, bourbon. Some woody roast malt and chocolates.

Taste, some carmelly bourbon and vanilla up front. Some roast malt, smoke is super faint, but there is some there. Some bitter chocolate, anise, booze in the finish.

Quite coating, not cloying, but it seems like a bit much. If there was some more smoke and roast malt to balance out the sweet rather than the booze, this would be better. It is a little on the warm side, but still bearable.

This falls into the third slot of their stouts for me. Vampire and Sombrero are heads above this, but this is better than Luchador which was terrible imo.

06-02-2013 02:54:39 | More by Bung
Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.