Porcine Unidragon - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

446 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 72
Gots: 84 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-05-2012

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.
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Ratings: 446 | Reviews: 78
Photo of Dope
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black pour. Big and very dense mocha-colored head. Fades slowly; excellent retention. Decent amount of lacing left behind.

S: Decent bourbon presence initially. Lots of caramel, toffee and vanilla. Acrid BBQ pit smoke wafts up and mixes in. Just a hint of chocolate to boot.

T: Strong bourbon and smoke up front, mixes together surprisingly well. Fresh and boozy bourbon for sure. Bourbon is quite sweet, lots of caramel and vanilla. Sweet milk chocolate shows up in the middle. It's a touch meaty especially towards the finish. Kinda tastes like well burnt BBQ with all the smokiness in there. Oaky in the lingering finish.

M: Big thick and heavy. Boozy bourbon cuts it a bit but it's got a smooth oily mouth-coating character that won't be denied.

O: A complex stout for sure. Bourbon is quite strong and so is the smoke. Between the two they drown out most of the base stout itself other than a bit of chocolate - otherwise I would be giving this a much higher score. Definitely check this one out if you like bourbon and/or smoke.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 10/11/12

A: Pours a midnight black with slightly less than a fingers worth of grown head that fizzles out quickly

S: Roasted malts, smoke, chocolate brownies, oak, booze. Smoke is the definite stand-out, which is nice

T: Follows the nose, with a nice salty smokiness, booze, light bourbon, oak, and an inkling of chocolate

M: Full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Big and thick

O: The beechwood smoked malt adds a great smoke flavor to the base beer, and the bourbon barrels lend some nice bourbon and oak notes. These are both great additions to an already solid base beer. A little pricey at close to $12 for a bomber, but worth it if you like smoked beers and BA stouts

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass ... Bottles on 10/11/12

A: pours black with about half a finger of coffe colored mocha head. Head dissapates quickly and leaves a nice little bit of lacing.... Good looking brew.

S: roasted malts and a bit of chocolate, a slight bit of burbon contributing some notes of vanilla, also a bit of salty smoke, although not as much as I expected, the nose smells nice and well rounded, and surprisingly unboozy considering the strength of this beer. As the beer warms the burbon character really starts to shine through along with the smoke.

T: chocolate and some light smokiness first off, going into a bit of the bacon notes and burbon barrel notes in the middle and on the finish, I'm not sure if I am getting wood notes from the beechwood smoke or if it is from the barrel aging, or possibly both, the burbon contributes some nice vanilla burbon notes that blend wonderfully with the taste profile here. As the beer warms the smokey bacon notes and burbon flavors intensify more and more, along with some mild coffe like notes. this is quite well rounded and tasty.

M: nice creamy heavy mouthfeel, with lower carbonation but just enough to keep it remarkably drinkable for 12.5 abv, have to be careful with this one. Nice aftertaste with a touch of smoke and burbonyness. Really diggin the mouthfeel here.

O: a very good burbon barrel impy stout, with some very nice smoke notes, I like how the smoke is not overbearing and still allows all the other flavors to come through while still adding a nice complexity overall. So far I'd have to say this is my favorite of the stouts I've tried from clown shoes. Dangerously drinkable for the abv and well balance, deffinatly give this one a try if you have the chance.

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Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.