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Porcine Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
4.07/5
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460 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: Limited (brewed once)

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
460
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DrippingI
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: No head at all with the body being absolutely pitch black.

S: Decadent chocolate notes mixed smooth layer of bourbon, vanilla, and oak with small tidbits of coffee thrown in here and there.

T: Vanilla, coffee (more than the nose let on), dark chocolate, and bourbon. The bourbon isn't overpowering at all and blends beautifully with the Imp. Stout.

M: Full body with low-moderate carbonation.

O: Such a delicious beer. I've had this a couple times before and it's been the same each time. So consistent.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle, aged six months. Poured into a tulip glass. Body is engine oil black with visible carbonation. Half finger head that vanished almost immediately. Nose has cocoa, wood and malt, although aroma is faint. Tastes of black licorice up front, anise, chocolate and heavy bourbon on the back end and aftertaste. Strong alcohol burn, more like liquor than beer. Full body loaded with alcohol. Very interesting beer I love that bourbon flavor but it keeps it from being easy to drink. Definitely a "once in a while" brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a medium bodied thickness which is dark brown but sits black in the glass. A finger of creamy head on the pour and was present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Above average active carbonation active for an BA imperial stout.

Smell: Getting a ton of smokey malt and strong oak. A sticky, mossy, and heavy hop presence is picked up. Light to medium barrel aged character. Hop character is much brighter then I expected but has all the checkpoints of a good BA stout.

Taste: The front is a mix of bourbon and leafy, mossy hop character. The body is some medium bodied roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. The backend of this beer is filled with smokey malt and strong oak that seem to linger on the palate forever. Deep fruity tones poke their way through on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with heavy cloying hop tones. Bourbon character is light. A slow sipper for sure though.

Overall: A decent BA stout. I wish there was more barrel character but this beer makes up with it good smokey malt additions and layers of complexity.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Berman's Wines & Spirits, Lexington, MA
Served in a snifter

The beer poured dark brown and a bit thin for the style. An inch-tall, super tight and creamy, tan colored crown topped the liquid. The head quickly faded to a bubbly ring of lasting froth. Streaks of lacing coated the sides of the glass.

Smoky notes dominated the nose. The beechwood smoked malts lent the beer a campfire-like quality. Strong bourbon/barrel character. Quite boozy. Lots of vanilla. Fairly sweet overall. Brown sugar and caramel notes were also apparent.

Roasted and beechwood smoked malts were immediately noticeable in the flavor profile. The smokiness was more subdued than in the nose however. Brown sugar, caramel and vanilla notes appeared in the center. The beer finished with notes of ashy, charred malts and a sharp booziness. I definitely tasted all 12.5%. Slightly bitter, earthy hops came through as well.

The mouthfeel was creamy, frothy and smooth but rather thin for an imperial stout. A fine, mellow effervescence gave the liquid a soft texture.

Both the aroma and the flavor profile of this beer were quite interesting, but the booziness was really excessive. I sat on this bottle for a little over a year, but it definitely could have benefitted from further aging. If the alcohol presence could be toned down, this beer would be far better.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 460 ratings
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