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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

xtrastoutalex, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

CDCNAM, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of bmwats
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Black. Pours about a half finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles pretty quickly, leaving a smattering of bubbles. Fair amount of random lacing.

S: Roasted espresso. dark unsweetened chocolate, molasses, and licorice.

T: Woody, smoky, roasted espresso, dark chocolate, peat, and licorice.

M: Thick, heavy, bittersweet finish. Very smoky.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty damn good. Nice head, and lots o' lacing. Nose is coffee and chocolate, with sweet and bitter components. Flavor similarly... coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Overall, this is a great quaff.

bmwats, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Crimsontider22, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of videofrog
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Real Ale tulip. Bottled On date of 10/11/12.

A: Jet black, no light escaping this one. Dense mocha head that takes a while to settle. Sporadic lacing down the glass.

S: Bittersweet chocolate, smokey malts, booze. A bit of sweetness that I can't pinpoint: maybe the bourbon?

T: Meaty smokiness is up front. Dark chocolate with booziness. Not getting a lot of barrel character. Harsh roastiness covers up any hop flavor; maybe there's a bit of earthy hopiness.

M: Nice and thick. One of the thicker Carbonation is high for the style.

O: A Christmas gift from my mother-in-law, glad I finally got around to this one. A bit harsh on the booze and roastiness even after 6 months, but still enjoyable. Maybe I'll pick another up and let it sit a year to see if it mellows any.

Paired with smoked gouda. Highly recommend pairing this brew with food as this brew is a bit much on its own.

videofrog, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

garfscores, Apr 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

MarkyMOD, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Lare453, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

kjkinsey, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

aanakinskywalker, Mar 26, 2013
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fearfactory, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Porcine Unidragon pours out with the appearance of thick motor oil, topped with a light brown head. There is quite a bit of lacing on the glass after each sip. The aroma is fantastic, with dark chocolate malts, vanilla bean, and lots of bourbon. After tasting, I found that the most striking aspect was the dark fruit esters - raisins and figs. The bourbon was pronounced as well with the beechwood barrel woodiness complimenting it nicely. The finish was very dry and smoky, with an inkling of citrus-y hops in there. The beer had a velvety mouth feel that was appropriate for a RIS. Overall, a very decadent treat!

Neorebel, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

THECPJ, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

acbe, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mecmd, Mar 02, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

50 degrees, served in a tulip.

A: awesomeness, dark, nice inch of head, sticky lacing.

S: oaky, boozy, smoky. can't wait to....

T: wow. nice complete coating, slight toffee, caramel, but with a back end bite of oak, and bourbon. Strong flavor.

M: Nice, coating, full, tannic. great beer.

O: Awesome find. Glad I bought some to age, and some to share.

watsonmd, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

n2185, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, October 2012 release
DFH signature glass

A: Pours deep brown leading to black color. Collar of light tan for the head. Reddish hues on edges. Some lacing sheeting is evident with the swirl. There are some alcohol feet on this one.

S: Really nice smelling beer here. Vanilla actually comes first to me, from the aging. Then you get that meaty smoke character. There is a touch of booze coming through, but not overpowering. Then you pull more of that oak. Dark chocolate hints. Really inviting.

T: Bitter dark chocolate up front. Meshing really well with the vanilla and oak character from the wood aging. Then those BBQ smoked malts. It's by no means overly campfire or meaty bacon like flavor. It's just the right touch to add to it. Blends really nicely with the other flavors. Alcohol is hidden extremely well here. You get a little burn on the back end, but that is pretty much it.

M: Full bodied.

inlimbo77, Feb 25, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This bottle, a find in a recent US road trip, has some incredible characteristics. However it is much more boozy that the 12.5% abv would represent. Not that the booze is in the nose or even finish, but certainly in the aftertaste it is pure alcohol. A little thin for an IS. However the beechwood smoke was outstanding, and the bourbon is well integrated in the flavour. Dangerously drinkable.

Sammy, Feb 24, 2013
Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.