Ohio Unidragon (2014)
Clown Shoes

Ohio Unidragon (2014)Ohio Unidragon (2014)
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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 11.34%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
134
From:
Clown Shoes
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  13
Gots
  37
SCORE
88
Very Good
Ohio Unidragon (2014)Ohio Unidragon (2014)
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Reviews by superspak:
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/28/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, dark bread, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, light char, herbal, grass, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, dark bread, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, light char, herbal, grass, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, dark bread, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, light char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Russian imperial stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +3.1%

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 03/14/14. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that stayed around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted/burnt malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, anise, molasses and piney hops. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some dark fruit (plums, figs) and milk chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and has a moderate amount of carbonation. I've been a fan of the other Clown Shoes stouts I've tried in the past, and this one is enjoyable too. I think it's a good overall brew, I'd pick this one up again. $9.99 a bomber.

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Photo of BeerTick
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Doug6322
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of dspinler
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Trick
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mpolewan
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of N_Overholt
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Afroman
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clogger3030
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Caveworm
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ohio Unidragon - Clown Shoes. Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, this beer's head is four fingers thick, tan and spongy, along with solid lacing, and a nearly black body.

I smell licorice and roasted malts more than anything. Perhaps a boozey note in there.

Tastes like a fair bit of chocolate, very nicely roasted malts, and a surprisingly sweet finish. Not as much booze astringency as the aroma would lead one to believe. Pretty drinkable.

This brew's mouthfeel is smooth and clean. No lingering elements.

Overall, I'll give Ohio Unidragon - Clown Shoes a 4.75. I'll probably pick this up again.

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Photo of ttylicki
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Mikus
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Retired. Damn, I had better grab another one of these at the Giant Eagle. Poured into the snifter (and split with my lovely wife)... big, dark CS beer... what could go wrong here? Midnight black, with a thin ring of chocolate-tinged head. Silent and inviting like the murky depths of Davy Jones locker... ha ha. This is a black hole. Huge roasty malts and chocolate notes on the nose. Some coffee bitterness if you really work on it (e.g. swirling, etc), and a hint of a smoky note. Big roasty bitterness on the palate, not a hop bitterness, but a nice coffee bitterness. Good stuff. 11.5% with no noticeable alcohol? WTF? Lingering roastiness and bitterness from this meal of a beer. This sipper will stick to your ribs. Another successful Clown Shoes big beer.

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Photo of wellsnb
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed from a bomber, this fine imperial pours a lush dark black with a firm tan head that dissipates to a modest ring with nice lacing. Nose of bakers chocolate, dark roast coffee, dark roasted malts, some heavy grains, and deeply roasted malts with tinges of dark fruits of plums and cherries. Flavors flow nicely with dark bitter bakers chocolate and French roast coffee blending in with deeply roasted malts. Fruit flavors lightly poke their head in on the sides with a bitter coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Beefy. Smooth moderate carbonation gives it a lighter flavor, but the alcohol burn and heavily roasted flavors easily remind one they are drinking and imperial stout, light at the beginning but heavy on the back. Very nice. Another good one from a great brewery.

Cheers!

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Photo of GrumpyGirl
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Tammisbutler
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Bomber. Pours a midnight black with a thick frothy dark tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted notes. Palate is overwhelmed with roasted malts, burnt cocoa, and dark coffee grinds. Alcohol creeps on you.

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Photo of MaxPowers
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one-off from CS is now nearly a year old, and, as the most recent ratings show, this brew is aging wonderfully! The original heat has faded greatly bringing out the chocolately, smokey tastes and aromas.

This beer looks, and smells world-class and the taste isn't far behind. It's also (now) a fairly easy drinker for a RIS.

Would definitely buy again. Makes me wanna try the original- Blaecorn Unidragon.

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Photo of JimmyVortex
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

Ohio Unidragon (2014) from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 134 ratings