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:
#4,418
Reviews:
386
Ratings:
1,658
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
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130
Gots:
498
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Phil9250
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled September 2018 from 22oz bottle in pint glass. I do not see a bottling date on listed on the bottle.

Appearance: Very dark black, dark color, with a dark tan head of 2 fingers. The head lasted only an average length of time.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some coffee and hops in the aroma. Nice combination and balance between the hops, malts, and other aromas.

Taste: Strong coffee and burnt malt flavors. Full-bodied with great balance of malt and hops. There is a hint of sweetness that may be due to the oats and malts, but it has an excellent taste. More hop flavor that most other stouts I have tried.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very strong alcohol which matches with the 11.5% on the label.

Overall: This was the first time I tried anything from Clown Shoes. Overall Blaecorn Unidragon is a very good RIS. It has strong flavors as well as alcohol, and the mix of malts and hops makes for a unique and interesting RIS. I would this again.

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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From tercertiempocervezas. In Teku glass. Watching Lobezno Inmortal. Superb aroma,very balanced.Taste balanced too, with light smoky and dark fruit notes but a bit metallic.Abv well hidden but a bit noticeable

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

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Half finger head over a clear, nearly opaque brown body.

Aroma – Roasted malt, cocoa, slight bright fruitiness, anise, light hops.

Taste – Dark roasted malt, burnt barley, hints of coffee and bitter chocolate, light hop resins and a long bitter finish.

Mouthfeel – Surprisingly thin for something so heavy in flavor.

Overall – A little too charred for my liking, and too light in body.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 14th January 2016. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger dark tan head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, espresso, liquorice, anise, pine with a hint of citrus peel and char.

Taste: Roasty, char, chocolate, cocoa and liquorice with some piney hops coming through at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: Nice to sip, and even after almost two years, the hops are still coming through quite clearly on the finish, it kind of reminded me a bit of a strong Black IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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

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

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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,658 ratings