Porcine Unidragon (Unbarrelled) | Clown Shoes

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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jaasen64 on 09-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Strong aroma has notes of roast malt, caramel, chocolate, molasses and licorice with a nice alcohol nip and a hint of bacon. Pours a rich sable just a whisker above black with a thick chocolaty tan head. Mouth-filling flavor has firm notes of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and bourbon with hints of caramel and coffee. Lip-smacking! Smooth texture has good body though not a whole lot of fizz. Overall, truly outstanding. Go hog wild!

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Photo of jaasen64
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is Blaecorn Unidragon made with Beechwood smoked malt to add a meaty note to it (hence the porcine in the name). The stout was also 100% aged in bourbon barrels for a few months.

This review is from the first ever cask of this beer at Stoddard's before it was released. Bottles should be coming later this year (mid-October). This cask version is the base beer before they aged it in Bourbon Barrels (hence the lack of bourbon).

A- Completely opaque dark black with a thin quarter of a finger of creamy fairly dark mocha brown head. Head has decent retention but fades to pretty much no head and doesn't really leave any lacing. Similar in appearance to Blaecorn.

S- Roasted malts, a little bit of chocolate, and a little bit of bacon meatiness hiding in the background. Slightly above average aroma strength. Alcohol very well hidden in the nose, but could have used a little bit more smokiness.

T- Similar to smell- roasted malts, chocolate, a tiny bit of espresso, some meaty bacon that doesn't have to much smoke to it and is fairly faint. There was a slight meatiness, but not really much of a smoked malt presence that I would have liked coming out. Overall it was definitely tasty and I think the bourbon-barrel finished product will be much better.

M- Slightly creamy, but definitely a little bit too thin for this type of stout, decent carbonation, very easy to drink especially at this high of an ABV. Major problem is the thinness, even thinner then I remember Blaecorn being (although I did have it awhile ago).

O- This was a decent beer that I definitely enjoyed drinking and would have again. It definitely didn't come without it's flaws though. First of all the beer was a tiny bit too thin, usually for stouts at this abv and aged in bourbon I like them a little bit thicker (this wasn't overly thin though, definitely had much thinner). Second of all I would have liked the smokiness to be a little bit more apparent.

That being aside, this beer did have a lot of redeeming qualities. For a 12.5% stout it was very easy to drink and the alcohol was definitely well hidden. The beer was flavorful, however I think I liked Blaecorn a little bit better. I'm really looking forward to the finished product of this beer, I think the bourbon will add a completely new dimension to the beer that will definitely improve the beer.

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Porcine Unidragon (Unbarrelled) from Clown Shoes
4.25 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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