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Blaecorn Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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4.09/5
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1,639 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:
#2,210
Reviews:
382
Ratings:
1,639
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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121
Gots:
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Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Attenunenation
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Alcohol hidden extremely well for being 12.5% About half a finger of darker tan head. The taste was extremely smooth without a hint of heat from the alcohol. Overall an amazing beer.

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Photo of uvachief
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft from keg to grunt then into a big Duvel glass. Pours thick pitch black with 4 fingers of rich creamy tan head. Bubbles slowly dissipated but thick lacing left behind on the glass. Smells like lots of chocolate, toffee, vanilla and coffee. Tastes are much the same with coffee on the back end. Not over powering espresso. The right thickness in the mouth for a good RIS. Its abv is 12% but it is not noticeable until half way through the glass. Then a little noticeable. Little burn. More I drink it the more I taste hidden cherries. Its dark bitter chocolate and toffee. Something a little bitter on the back end. Hops maybe. Really good ris. Not darkness or dark lord but not that far behind. Excellent effort.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

- 2013 vintage
- 22 oz. bomber poured into stemless wine glass on 7-May-15

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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | 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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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of don1481
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 5/2/14, poured into snifter.

Appearance : Pours like motor oil. Dark, viscous and leaves a dark tan head with big bubbles. As it dissipates, it leaves thick lacing on the glass.

Smell : Lots of chocolate. Faint coffee notes.

Taste: Not quite what I expected from the nose. No chocolate to be found, faint coffee lingers.

Mouthfeel : sticky. Sludge. Different.

Overall: I don't think a year in the cellar did this any favors.

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

This is the first beer I've had from Clown Shoes, and I enjoyed it very much. I got quite a bit of roasted chocolate on this one with light hints of alcohol.

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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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3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,639 ratings
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