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Continuing our tour through Ohio, we stopped in at a local ‘mallpub’ (what I call bars that call themselves pubs, but are little more than yet another store in the middle of a strip mall.) Despite sitting among so many mall staples you know and love/hate, this somewhat local pub that had a pretty good vibe. There was lots of stained wood, dividers at the small bar with inlaid stained glass, a real tile floor and all kinds of nooks with private booths and low seating. We chose the bar and a beer out of Massachusetts called Clown Shoes Ohio Unidragon RIS on nitro (11.5% abv): It poured black with creamy tan head. Aromas included chocolate and bittersweet, with a little booziness at the end. It tasted thick and strong with lots of alcohol bite up front. The bartender recommended this over the Old Rasputin, but this one tasted far more bitter. The middle was characterized by heavy body and light carbonation, finishing smooth, with more of the bitterness and a touch of booziness.