Blaecorn Unidragon | Clown Shoes

Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon
BA SCORE
4.09/5
1,629 Ratings
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:
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:
#2,154
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
1,629
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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120
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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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Photo of Sabtos
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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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

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

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

Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
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%
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 -1.7%
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 -20.5%
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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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | 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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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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