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Blaecorn Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with a monstrous amount of malt and combined with aggressive American hops, this beer is powerful and complex and designed to age. Smokiness is subtle but present and blends nicely with the rich, dark flavors.

Added by JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,204
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
1,638
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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121
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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigGold
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 22-oz. bomber, bottle stamped "BOTTLED ON 02/08/17," into faceted mug. This is a huge, complex and quite remarkably but possibly too-balanced Russian Imperial Stout. A Russian Stout should bang the table with its (clown) shoe.

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3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WadeBridgman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bburgess
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lochef81
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of artoolemomo
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke12345
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pure black in color with a cocoa flavored, big bubbled head. Nose has west coast pine butting up against dark coffee and chocolate. Some yeasty smoke in the flavor as well. Looks pretty sweet in my Duck Rabbit growler after eight months in the cellar.

Taste is heavy on the smoke and coffee flavors. Some late sweetness prevails, but is mostly matched by pine and medicine through the sip. Certainly powerful and assertive, but relatively drinkable for 12.5%. Very smooth throughout. I have no idea how old this is but would love to try it again, maybe aged a little longer.

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3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Matte black with a persistent, creamy tan blanket.

Right up front I get notes of smoke--the malt is so heavily roasted it seems to be too much so. Hops are a bit dusty and musty, providing a little more bitterness and astringency than I'd prefer, on top of some roasted nuts, coffee, and cocoa. Considering the aggressive hopping, I think labeling this a Russian is a misnomer.

Medium body with a chewy dryness.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with a dark tan head. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, some alcohol, and light but bitter hops. Medium-heavy body and medium-light carbonation. Overall a very tasty RIS.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdog3838
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LostHighway
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,638 ratings
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