Porcine Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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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
Ratings:
459
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
81
For Trade:
7
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Photo of Neorebel
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Porcine Unidragon pours out with the appearance of thick motor oil, topped with a light brown head. There is quite a bit of lacing on the glass after each sip. The aroma is fantastic, with dark chocolate malts, vanilla bean, and lots of bourbon. After tasting, I found that the most striking aspect was the dark fruit esters - raisins and figs. The bourbon was pronounced as well with the beechwood barrel woodiness complimenting it nicely. The finish was very dry and smoky, with an inkling of citrus-y hops in there. The beer had a velvety mouth feel that was appropriate for an IS. Overall, a very decadent treat!

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

50 degrees, served in a tulip.

A: awesomeness, dark, nice inch of head, sticky lacing.

S: oaky, boozy, smoky. can't wait to....

T: wow. nice complete coating, slight toffee, caramel, but with a back end bite of oak, and bourbon. Strong flavor.

M: Nice, coating, full, tannic. great beer.

O: Awesome find. Glad I bought some to age, and some to share.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, October 2012 release
DFH signature glass

A: Pours deep brown leading to black color. Collar of light tan for the head. Reddish hues on edges. Some lacing sheeting is evident with the swirl. There are some alcohol feet on this one.

S: Really nice smelling beer here. Vanilla actually comes first to me, from the aging. Then you get that meaty smoke character. There is a touch of booze coming through, but not overpowering. Then you pull more of that oak. Dark chocolate hints. Really inviting.

T: Bitter dark chocolate up front. Meshing really well with the vanilla and oak character from the wood aging. Then those BBQ smoked malts. It's by no means overly campfire or meaty bacon like flavor. It's just the right touch to add to it. Blends really nicely with the other flavors. Alcohol is hidden extremely well here. You get a little burn on the back end, but that is pretty much it.

M: Full bodied.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This bottle, a find in a recent US road trip, has some incredible characteristics. However it is much more boozy that the 12.5% abv would represent. Not that the booze is in the nose or even finish, but certainly in the aftertaste it is pure alcohol. A little thin for an IS. However the beechwood smoke was outstanding, and the bourbon is well integrated in the flavour. Dangerously drinkable.

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light proof black beer with a good sized brown colored head.

Smells of berry and patent malt with some caramel. Chocolate, coffee and toasted grain with roasted nuts. Scent of ethanol and in that a light plum aroma.

Starts out sweet with a smoky and slightly bitter after taste. Stays sweet mostly tastes of smoke and mocha. Definitely a bit boozy in the mouth. Little bit of a berry flavor here and a little plum brandy but this is quite heavy on the dark roasted grain.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good RIS but not my favorite.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to mhksuccess for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, smoked malt, campfire, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor and bourbon kick on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty and smoky bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice smoke presence all around.

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2012 bottle. Some smokiness, roasted malt and tobacco. Bitter chocolate. Medium to light body. Slick feel. A fairly pleasant and lingering smokey finish. Holding up very well.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip

A- pours black with a two finger dark tan head that sticks around for awhile. Nice looking beer, that's for sure

S- slight bourbon and a smoky, meaty aroma in the nose. Awesome, but mild

T- incredibly balanced. Slight smokey/meaty taste (but not overwhelming like in most smoked beers), slight hints of the bourbon barrel coming through, nice bit of chocolate, and a slight bit of coffee...not too much of anything, just a perfect blend.No booziness either. Amazing

M- huge body, very viscous. Unreal.

O- this is a fantastic beer. My first offering from Clown Shoes, and I'm a big fan. Well done.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
4.06 out of 5 based on 459 ratings.
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