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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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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% in bourbon barrels. Little piggies run, squeal to the heavens: Clown Shoes wishes you luck.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrYeast (7) - - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
This is what a Bourbon barrel stout should taste like. Smooth bourbon mouth feel with good body but no harshness of other stouts. Aged to perfection.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
voyageurmike (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Great bourbon imperial stout. Served in snifter. Aroma pleasant but not strong. Slight foam ring. Inky black, with bourbon flavor overpowering chocate. Compared to Goose Island bourbon stout last night, the lower ABV of this makes it taste more like stout than whiskey. Either makes my taste buds happy!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Sebletitje! Black, little head. Thick liquorish blueberry molasses nose, syrupy, rich cocoa, chocolate. Thick decadent blueberry molasses taste, warming, caramel, rich thick malts, malts, decade, thick fudge,… Decadent fudge body. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3257) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (901) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with cola colored glints around the bottom edge of the glass when held to the light. A half-finger, alternating smooth with bubbly, mocha colored head sits atop this beast. IT’s a beauty. Coffee, char smoke, and Crème Brule aromas. Mouthfeel is thick, smooth, somewhat coating, and a little scrubby. Rich flavors of smoky coffee, light plastic, vanilla, and oak. Some bourbon is noted in the background. Awesome stuff! Addendum: With spicy food, the booziness gets expressed much more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours jet black with a small white ring of head. The aroma is super savory like freshly smoked bacon with hints of black coffee and chocolate with a slight bourbon note. The taste is very smokey with a creamy chocolate coffee bite and a healthy dose of hops. The smoke overshadows the bourbon. If this had more bourbon notes, I would rate it higher but it’s quite good regardless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Definitely can notice the malt switch. On the nose big bourbon followed with smoke. Initial sip reminds me of a highland scotch. Peaty, smooth sweet and filled with bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Black pour with almost no head. Aroma of alcohol and roasted malt. Flavor is more alcohol and roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and mild chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark chocolate and strong coffee, light resin for the hops, moderate dough and earth for the yeast and hints of smoke and whiskey. Head is small to average size, frothy, light brown with excellent lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet with long duration. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a sticky on the lips finish. An excellently balanced Imperial Stout with a perfect palate. Got to be my best Clown Shoes yet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bomber. Shared with UncleMattie. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of a "brownie" sandwich. Loads of smoked malts. Taste like a smoke and bourbon and soy sauce. Oily texture yet a bit sticky on the lips. Boozy finish. Makes me want some BBQ.


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