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:
#2,153
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
1,629
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
120
Gots:
481
Trade:
34
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Ratings: 1,629 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NomadDawg
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
5/5  rDev +22.2%
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 -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldDirty
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ambruns1979
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kalosjakar
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Photo of DougT
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. The beer has a pure black appearance with a slightly brown, medium-thick head and lacing. Aromas are very apparent with milk chocolate, coffee, and several spices like nutmeg. Taste follows the nose with a milky, creamy mix of milk and dark chocolate with malts. The mouthfeel dimension highlights a very creamy, but oddly light and somewhat refreshing texture. Overall, this is a fantastic beer across the board.

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

Photo of Pierre_Pressure
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pegasus
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Utterly black body is crowned by a modest dark tan head, somewhat coarse. Fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls in an unbroken sheet. The head retention is fairly good.

Aroma: Black licorice, cocoa, coffee, and sweet, spicy alcohol dominate the aroma.

Taste: The taste begins with sweet, spicy, and warming alcohol, soon followed by dark roasted malt. Towards the middle of the taste, bitter cocoa, coffee, and licorice are presented. Late in the taste there is a fairly pronounced surge of herbal hop bitterness and charred malt, which linger on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Very soft and full, with the slightest hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Just excellent, what more can be said? A stellar example of a magisterial beer style. it seems more than appropriate for this Labor Day, when autumn's cool breezes are anon.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bottle, with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of jroof1
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: This beer is black in the glass with a small tan head.
S: I get molasses, a strong bitter sweet combo that I'm not a fan of
T: it's is sweeter than the nose which is nice, but more dark fruit notes than chocolate
F: fairly smooth but thin.
O: a decent beer, but I won't get it again

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Photo of Volsdrunk
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very black with dark brown head, the head is large when poured. Smooth coffee notes at the start and medium bitter at the end. The beer has a general round smooth mouth feel. This is a fantastic cold or cool weather beer, the only problem I have is the brewery location. As a southern boy it hurts a little to love a beer form Massachusetts.

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Photo of kwa357
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gunnark1ng
4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poors black, extremely dark with a minimal darker brown head. Flavor profile is smooth, coffee with minimal bitter notes. Had a bottle ~3 months old in 2015.

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

2012 bottle year and pours a magnificent deep brown/black with a fluffy mocha head. Beer is full of roasted coffee, sweet, dark fruits, chocolate and some licorice. Carb was probably a touch high and with the age, the beer has become a tad sweeter but still enough hops in there to keep it enjoyable after 47 months.

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
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