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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4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one's been sitting around for a bit and figured it was time to give it a shot. Always look forward to a new Clown Shoes brew. Pours pitch black with a slight, dark tan head. Smells of burnt wood, caramel, black licorice and dark chocolate. Creamy as fuck with milk chocolate and earthy hops. Medium bodied and heats up the gullet just fine. Brilliant start to my Imperial Stout season.

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Note: Bottled Jan 2012

A: Pours a clear but opaque jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and a faint amount of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy mocha colored head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted, slightly burnt, and ashy malts with a light hint of anise/licorice.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted malts and slightly burnt malts with light amounts of ash. There is a light note of anise/licorice and a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish that lingers for quite a while.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Really coats the inside of your mouth and tongue while still having a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a big and strong beer but it is still pretty easy to enjoy - the alcohol is fairly well hidden but this is definitely a sipping beer. Hope that grabbing a Massachusetts brew will help out my New England Patriots beat Carolina here on Monday night :)

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Syrupy pour. Light head. You can definitely taste the bourbon barrel. I drank the whole 1.6 with some BBQ beef ribs. Perfect combo. Yes glazed BBQ beef on the grill perfection with a rich beer like this... I can feel my gout calling. Nice calm buzz to. I just drank it. 12.5 I think. Yum I can feel that flow in my blood. Good times! I need a hammock.

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

The beer pours a nice and creamy that takes a while to dissipate. The beer itself is a nice opaque black that resembles dark chocolate. The appearance is good and the presentation looks wonderful with the head's texture giving it a nice cream and smooth look.

The beer smell is very good. A robust aroma of chocolate and malt notes hit the nose and set the tone for the rest of the beer. The main notes appear to be a light nutty smell mixed with a strong roasted malt note and dark chocolate. There is a noticeable hop presence in this beer that contrasts well with the other notes here.

The beer taste is still but not as good as the smell. The chocolate and nutty malt notes are still there but there is less roast and the hops taste a bit off. Still, the beer gets the job done with a more than passable experience.

The feel is a bit disappointing compared to the smell and taste. The beer is very smooth and heavy bodied but lacks a certain weight associated with RIS. The carbonation, while present, gives the beer an unwelcome fluffy feel at times. However, the feel is not super bad and can pass for a decent RIS.

Overall, a very good and one worth getting. Even for a contract brew, this beer surpass and comes close to some of the best RIS made by actual breweries.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excited to see Clown Shoes finding it’s way out West. Love the artwork on this.

Pours a black colored ale with a nice amount of foamy beige/brown head. Decent lacing.

Big and chewy molasses is the star here. Dark fruits, leather, smoke, apple, chocolate, marshmallow and roasted malts. Good smelling brew which makes each sip enjoyable.

The taste is very roasty and leathery. Smoky on the back end and swallow. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate abound. Hops up front but round at the swallow. The alcohol is definitely there but works well with the flavor.

Hoppy and carbonated more than most RIS’s.

Overall I think this is a winner. The 12.5% was hardly noticeable during the session but did catch up with me at the end. This is my first venture into the Clown Shoes family and with more offerings like this….I might not be afraid of clowns anymore. Naaaah.

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Blaecorn Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,653 ratings