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:
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
Ratings:
1,619
Reviews:
379
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
120
Gots:
477
For Trade:
34
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4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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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Photo of tongbliss
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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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A biggun' enjoyed from a growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate!
This beefy RIS pours a murky deep black with a nice head of
brown foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin subtle pool, and
features light lacing. Nose of deep bakers cocoa, dark roasted coffee,
subtle smokey campfire, and hearty bittering hops. Flavors follow
the nose with dark bakers copious bakers cocoa awash in rich coffee
ground and touched by smoke and beefy zesty hops on the rear
cutting through the sweetness and making this one a nicely balanced
beast. Excellent mouth feel for such a big brew and one that hides the
booze quite well with a full mouth feel that is rich and lightly creamy
with mild carbonation and a bitter malt finish with a touch of smoke.

Excellent

Cheers

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

Photo of NomadDawg
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent! The Good Hop, Nov 2016

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark as hell-small mocha head that exits quickly-charred cocoa, faint coffee and a touch of anise on the nose and palate. Smooth with impressive balance. Alcohol goes undetected. Impressive brew that does not drink like the abv suggests. Recommended but with caution.

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

Photo of OldDirty
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kalosjakar
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a slighter darker than tan head.

Aroma: hint of booze, milk chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, bitter chocolate, oats?

Taste: roasted malts, bitter chocolate, oats?

Feel: thick and chewy

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,619 ratings.
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