Blaecorn Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon
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:
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Added by JamnesCameron on 09-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,604
Reviews:
374
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
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117
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476
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
2.97/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ananddullabh
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Klister
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MuFugga
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml. bottle bottled 5/18/16. Sampled on April 19, 2017. Found on clearance at a local store.

The pour is nearly jet black, opaque, and underneath a modest, foamy tan head.

Despite being almost a year old it maintains a lot of character in the aroma such as dark roasted malts, a touch of smokiness, sweetness, yeast, chocolate, and a low hop profile. No alcohol for 12.5%.

Medium to full body but it is also very smooth and mellow.

The taste has the same roasted dark malt qualities as the aroma suggests, low to no booze, a touch of chocolate, but a bigger earthy bitter finis than I expected. This aged well and I didn't have to do anything but buy it on clearance.

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Photo of doowhat
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scotty_Karate
4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black in color no chance of any potential light seeping through this dark behemoth. There's a half inch of creamy brown resting on top. Light lacing. The aroma is an amazing blend of bitter dark roasted and smoked barley. I'm tasting bitter dark roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, piney hops, and alcohol. The mouth is silky smooth and a bit warm with alcohol.

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4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, cocoa powder, and some light coffee tones on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with mostly roast and some cocoa.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h0wdy
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Very deep black with a very slight hint of brown as it's poured.
Smell: Coffee beans with a bit roasted flavor and to some lesser extent there is some chocolate finish to it. As it warms I do smell more chocolate.
Taste: A biter taste with more coffee as compared to the smell.
Feeling: A nice soft kick to it as I swished it around in my mouth only to gulp it down.
Overall: Excellent beer with a wide range of high points to it.

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Photo of Blaze5445
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of detroitpat
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. Bottled 9/25/2014, which makes it 4.25 years old.
4/4.75/4.25/3.75/4.25

Cola colored with no head and brown scattered lacing. Opaque.
Rich and detectable from two feet away. Incredibly deep. Notes of dark fruit, jammy berries (Swedish style), anise. Spirits dance around the edges.
The taste is muted and musky, like many older barleywines. Hops were clearly present, but are now a murky, vegetal mass. Not unpleasant, but muddled. A bit harsh, but this actually manifests as a pleasant sort of spice. Plenty of licorice, with chocolate notes and expected roast.
A bit flat, but what do you want after 4 years? I could do with a bit more body to make up for the astringency.
The nose is the standout. A lovely beer, but probably not worth holding onto for so long.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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