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

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Ratings:
1,619
Reviews:
379
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
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Photo of andrewh995
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of StoutBruin2
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdog3838
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LostHighway
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Isarnan
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased pint bottle at local premium liquor store, chilled overnight and poured half and half into snifters.

Look: Pours an extremely dark garnet red that solidifies into a black body. Minimal light-brown head.

Smell: Smoke, roasted malt, new leather (?), black coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste: Smoke forward with heavy hit of sweet roasted malt. More leather (odd but not unpleasant) and lingering bitter notes following. Surprisingly crisp finish for an Imp Stout.

Overall: An odd but good Imp Stout that sips very easily for its 12.5% abv.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Speiglau stout glass.

Look is pitch black with a dark tan head.

Aroma is smokey with a lot of roasted malt and just a hint of sweetness.

Taste matches aroma lots of roasted malt with a hint of smoke.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is dominated by smokey roasted malts. Touch of coffee. Piney hops.
Light notes of chocolate and coffee, heavily roasted malt, smoke. Peaty smoke dominates. Piney hops.
Thick, creamy body. Good beer if you like smoke.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber to snifter, the appearance was a black color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off at a decent pace to leave some light stringy lace. The aroma had some roast up front, and a light coffee bean to grounds somewhat coming about as it warmed. Light nuts, some dark chocolate and a little bit of earthy hop spice. The flavor leaned towards the roast most of the way through the beer but seemed to try and bring in the earthy hop spice in subtly. Aftertaste and finish was mainly roasty. The palate was medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, it’s a decent RIS, maybe again.

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Photo of drbenderdo
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpenske
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

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