Blaecorn Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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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: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/26/13

Note: Bottled 11/2011 (aging=necessary)

Appearance: Dark, dark brown - borderline black at its core, medium brown around the edges - small, light brown head, fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Big, rich malts - deep, rich chocolate, including dark chocolate, cocoa, baker's chocolate, and semisweet chocolate - brownies, chocolate cake, and a ton of fudge - some faded hops in the background, add just a touch of citrus and maybe some pine - burnt and roasty, with a hint of coffee and char, but this is mostly about the chocolate - some dark fruits and a touch of booze

Taste: Roasty, burnt, dark chocolate - as the aroma suggests, there are stupid levels of chocolate in this - dark chocolate, chocolate malts, cocoa, and semisweet chocolate - burnt, lightly charred fudge - roasty malts, with a touch of coffee - some remnants of citrusy and piney hops - big, cooked malts, with some caramel, molasses, and toffee - some dark fruits and a touch of black licorice - finishes with some alcohol

Mouthfeel: Nearly full body, definitely heavier than average, very smooth, nicely carbonated, finishes kind of oily with some booze

Overall: Aging this beer should be considered a requirement, not a suggestion

I've had this fresh a few times, and those experiences are why I stuck this in the back of a closet and forgot about it. Fresh, it's overly hoppy and overly sweet. It's kind of a hot mess, really. After two years, this beer has become not only something worth drinking, but something to buy again (and age again). This was an experiment with unexpectedly nice results.

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Smell was heavy on the roasted malt. Also detected earthy peat like notes.

Taste was dominated by roasted malt. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not cloyingly sweet based on the 12.5% abv. Dry dark baking coco notes. A slight milk chocolate sweetness, followed by a good amount of hop bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden.

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Excellent Imp Stout. Not as complex as many offerings, but quite solid. Very impressed that it didn't go the over sweet route that many modern RIS's seem to go nowadays.

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Clown Shoes
Blaecorn Unidragon

LOOK: Dark brown with an off white head and lace.
SMELL: Roasted malt, coffee, alcohol.
TASTE: Coffee, raw chocolate, alcohol, booze soaked cherry. Very nice dark malt flavor. Nutty, mocha like flavor. Small earthy hops character.
FEEL : medium bodied, smooth creamy feel.
OVERALL: A very nice stout.

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,644 ratings
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