Porcine Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
4.07/5
Exceptional
482 Ratings
Porcine UnidragonPorcine Unidragon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is Blaecorn Unidragon made with Beechwood Smoked malt, which adds a natural meaty note (there is no actual meat in the brew). Aged 100% bourbon barrels. Little piggies run, squeal to the heavens: Clown Shoes wishes you luck.

Added by MasterSki on 10-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,999
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
482
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
92
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 482 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of dental
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks dark brown nice pretty lacing on the glass. Very thick.
Smells of bourbon
Taste is bourbon and smoke
Thick mouthfeel
Overall I'm getting drunk so this review is over

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JdubsNY
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Isarnan
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophugger
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black in color with fizzy spreading head. Aroma is of bourbon, sweet malts and a touch of bitter chocolate. Taste is slightly stinging from the 12.5 abv and yields flavors of bourbon barrel, heavily roasted malts, light hop bitterness and a touch of burnt coffee. Finish is a bit bitter with a bittersweet chocolate taste and feel, slightly dry

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.92/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This hefty brew pours a deep and murky
blackish brown with a nice head of light brown foam that subsides to a thick
ring, thin light layer, and shows some nice sudsy lacing. Nose consists of
dark bakers chocolate, subtle smoked oak, bourbon, and hints of vanilla.
Flavors lightly exceed the nose with a smoke and bourbon note on the middle
that is surrounded in dark bakers cocoa with light hints of vanilla and oak
with a moderate hop bitterness that elevates the smoke notes with light
hints of dark fruit in the muddle. Nice mouth feel; light carbonation, full
slick body, and a rich boozy smoked finish.

Overall, a solid brew but a little too heavy on the smoke department for my taste.
Some aging would mellow it down a touch. Very good but like some of their
other offerings a bit better. If you dig smoked malts then this one is for you.

Cheers

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Photo of stephens101
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks good like a good stout should.

Aroma is kicked off by notes of currant, dark chocolate, and persimmon. Black grape, and burnt wood to close.

Goes down with grain and chocolate up front followed by big notes of smoke, dark fruits and candy.

Medium to heavy in body an viscous. Alcohol heat is well-blended and barely noticed.

I can't remember having a Clown Shoes Imperial Stout I didn't like, and I don't think I've had a better barrel aged brew for the price.

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Photo of SavageHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GOBLIN
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4.07 . . . Not bad but highly underrated.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with minimal tan head and lace. Woody, boozy, bitter chocolate aroma with slight meatiness. The booze is strong and prevalent throughout beer and while not ruining beer it certainly hits you upside the face (figuratively). The other elements are not held back, though, as you do you get some woody smoothness and vanilla and chocolate sweetness.

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Photo of kdivers
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and an opaque consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A good, but not great, aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, a smoky quality, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a bit of dark chocolate (could've used a bit more), some smoky roasted malt notes, light hops in the finish), a tinge of the advertised bourbon, a little lactose, and a hint of vanilla. In some ways this is an underwhelming flavor. The bourbon isn't quite as aggressive as it should be, nor the chocolate. Still, the vanilla and smokiness make up for it.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Definitely an uneven beer with some good qualities. Worth a look.

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Photo of Rdavis4
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent ebony with 2+ fingers of caramel colored head. Better than average head retention & lacing

S: Smokiness, cocoa, a touch of booze & barrel as well once warm

T: Follows the nose, dry and a touch of red grape up front, along with woody barrel, just a little vanilla on the edges. More dryness, smokiness, a touch of vanilla & cocoa once warm. Finishes uber-dry with smokiness in a good amount, but not overpowering, charred grain & a little vanilla as well

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation that recovers as as it warms

A solid IMP Stout that leads with dryness& smokiness. A little harder to drink as a result, but worthy of your consideration. I will always buy Clownshoes hoppy stuff & Imperial Stouts sight unseen, a solid bet

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Photo of Devonking
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tcsox
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 482 ratings