A Fistful Of Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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A Fistful Of UnidragonA Fistful Of Unidragon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Patches826 on 02-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#980
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
131
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
74
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soze47
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imstimpy
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a fan of chocolate stouts (this is not) but the RIS done with smokey malt and barrel aged offers some nice chocolate I do like. I know it is a different style but I like this one more than Breakfasts exorcism..

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Photo of Casey_L
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boccu
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black. Nice deep brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma coffee,molasses and bourbon. Taste Vania, bitter sweet coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, finish is of bourbon with a light burn. Awesome bourbon stout. Love clown shoes.

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Photo of Rcaros
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Right at a year

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tracker83
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JISurfer
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this in 2015, sat on it for a while, finally decided to crack it open with a friend. Chocolate, cream, light coffee, and a nice little booziness on the back end. No heat at all either. Should of bought a few more.

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Photo of spacebear09
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.29/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

$ 16.11 (Including tax)/bomber = $ 0.732/oz at Central Market, Alamo Heights, TX
Bottled 03/15/16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma – roasted malt, brown sugar
Head small (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, diminishing to a two mm ring and thin layer
Lacing – mostly none. A total of two tiny islands of tiny bubbles
Body – dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – roasted malt, chocolate, not really any bourbon, starts and ends slightly sweet. A delayed alcohol hit dimly glows in the stomach, yielding only a glimmer of heat.
Palate – full, almost creamy, lively carbonation

Passable but not desirable. An average RIS at best, certainly not worth the price.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.25, Palate 4, Overall 3

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Photo of Shafaegalo
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours like motor oil with a chill-hazed ebony with much effervescence & a pinky of mocha colored head. Viscous, no head retention or lacing

S: Vanilla, carob, charred grain & raisin

T: Follows the nose, raisin, & Baker's Chocolate, plus a little Bourbon up front, a little booze warmth. Vanilla, caramel & Bourbon as this warms. Vanilla, Bourbon, & little booze burn & char in the finish, a touch of plum

MF: Fairly chewy, slight carbonation, warming

Great offering, well worth a go, ABV is well hidden, like it better than the unleaded version; as usual Clownshoes kicks arse...

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Photo of jaydoc
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NO13BABY
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big foamy head and thick black body on this hefty BBA stout...

Smell of sweet vanilla and roasted malts; bourbon very present but not overwhelming.

Taste is chocolate and vanilla, some oak and closes with bitter roasted flavor a.. Almost like a burnt vanilla latte. Pretty good though

Feel is thick and oily, just how I like it, with a long sticky finish. This is a great beer and I'm once again impressed with clown shoes barrel aged offerings.

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Photo of ccg
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, coffee-like layer film of tiny bubbles. Denser bubbles around the edge. Thick legs with some spotted lacing.
Hints of oak, honey, and pecan on the nose, but the smell is mostly sweet brown sugar and hops.
Taste is fairly similar. The bourbon-barrel aging is fairly subtle. The hops are surprisingly strong for a BBA stout. They're not dominant, but there's a distinct earthy bitterness in the background. It also has a rich, sweet malt backbone. Hints of honey and oak are also present, just like in the smell. It reminds me a bit of Mikkeller's stouts.
While it's not the thickest stout I've tried, it's noticeably slick and sticky.
Overall, it's a pretty solid BA stout, definitely more on the hoppy side than the sweet side. I was hoping for a lot more barrel character, but it's still enjoyable.

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Photo of jsmith313
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate and espresso with some nice barrel notes of caramel and vanilla with hints of oak
T: Taste is roasted malts and charred wood with some oak, there's some coca powder as well followed by caramel and vanilla. The swallow on this beer is burnt wood and burnt sugar with more oak and smoke with some lingering caramel and vanilla.
M: this is a thick and full bodied beer with soft but adequate carbonation and a drying finish from the ABV.
O: The base beer was pretty great but the addition of aging it in barrels adds another dimension to it that really helps soften some of the harshness and round out the flavors. this beer tastes really nice and has some nice complexity going on. Definitely one to try if you see it on the shelves and like barrel aged stouts.

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A Fistful Of Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 131 ratings