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Porcine Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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Porcine UnidragonPorcine Unidragon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 67
Gots: 87 | 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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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quite an interesting beer- the combination of the beechwood smoked malt combined with the Bourbon barrel aging could be a recipe for overload or taste clash, but it actually works very well, partly because neither flavor is overbearing and they are nicely balanced with each other. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that either the smokiness nor the Bourbon barrel are faint flavors here, rather that they are restrained enough not to overwhelm the other or to throw everything off balance. Nice campfire and smoked meat flavors, and some restrained Bourbon married with some roasty notes from the stout and a touch of creamy sweetness. Fairly silky in the mouth, and very well integrated. Overall, very nice.

Photo of roostor07
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of xtrastoutalex
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of CDCNAM
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

Photo of garfscores
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of DoomVM
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Atomicskis5
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of CTJman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Lare453
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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!

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Matagal
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of acbe
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mecmd
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of watsonmd
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.

Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.