Blaecorn Unidragon | Clown Shoes

Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon
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Blaecorn UnidragonBlaecorn Unidragon

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 2/22/13. Says its designed to improve with age.

Appearance: Black body with a thin cap of light brown suds. Not quite as dark as some other stouts but definitely looks the part.

Aroma: Rich dark malt and stone fruit. Dried figs. I've got a bit of a head cold so this thing is very quite aromatic for being about a year and a half since it was bottled.

Taste: Starts with nearly sweet dark malt flavor that transitions to a sweet cream flavor. The hops don't add much to the flavor, likely having faded from sitting on the shelf for so long. However, the bitter tones from the dark malt help balance the creamy sweetness. Finish is bitter coffee grinds. Really not tasting much of the 12.5% ABV apart from a burn on the palate in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with moderate carbonation. Full in body.

Final Thoughts: This one basically met my expectations. Would have liked to taste a little vanilla or perhaps an oaken-aged version just to spruce it up a bit. The flavor is consistent with many other well known stouts of the style. Definitely a well done beer but nothing special. Would I drink it again? Maybe if it was on nitro-tap.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours tar black, can't find any other color in it and I like that. Has a nice thick tan head. Smell is of dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, and a hint of dark ripe fruits reminiscent of fig. Initial sip reveals a pretty complex brew that doesn't have as much of the distinct chocolate or coffee flavors that the nose suggests. A plum/prune fruitiness is up front and the long lingering aftertaste is where the bitter dark chocolate, burnt caramel, and coffee comes into play. Thick rich mouthfeel that feels pretty good leaves me wanting more. High quality RIS, my first clown shoes experience has been a good one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: Bomber

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black with a tan, half-inch thick head.

Smell: Unique smell. Smell the malts as a roasted smell. Small hint of booze.

Taste: Complex taste with lots of flavors. Hints of coffee and caramel with a strong, but subtle chocolate taste. Nutty aftertaste.

Overall: Good tasting imperial stout. Lots of flavors for your tongue to unmask. Enjoyable if you enjoy dark, chocolately/coffee stouts.

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 89.5% out of 100 with 1,624 ratings
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