unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear, copper color, light tan fizz. Aroma of old malt, vanilla, definitely oak in the nose. Butter toffee flavor, sweet malt. Tastes old, oxidation flavors. Pretty strong. (3599)
HappyHandsClub (14) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Forget Sprecher Czar Brew barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout. Itís got that chocolate up the ying yang taste as Imperial Stout is very very difficult to get right for these multi-faceted micro brewers.
BUT, Sprecher got Commando right !!! Itís cloudy non-see through consistency in bright light sets up for a satisfying special ops pallet experience. Thereís nothing complex about the consistency of this brew. It just goes down rough & tough & makes you want to throw stones.
Lemke10 (868) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a murky brown color with a slight head. The aroma is full of oak and is boozy. The taste is sweet, malty, and extremely well-balanced. The aging in bourbon oak barrels add a nice depth to the taste to the brew that isnít very powerful. Very nicely made that seems a little under-rated to me.
cards04 (2153) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice scotch ale. Lots of bourbon notes in this. Caramel too. Peat and booze in the aroma and flavour. Very nice.
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon nose with heavy hints of molasses and brown sugar. The taste follows the nose but with more alcohol. Very burning on the tongue. Long finish.
kambei70 (758) - - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle. A mucky brown color with some orange highlights and very little off-white head. The aroma is very grainy with some plum and prunes. The alcohol comes through on the nose, as well as a little bourbon. The taste is pretty much like the nose with quit a bit of residual sweetness. Maybe it's my predilection for Sprechers Root Beer but I get a hint of that as well. Some yeast ones as well. Has a fairly thin, well carbonated mouthfeel with a little sting.
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AWISLguy (1658) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rays in Tosa. Hazy brown pour with no head. Aroma has butterscotch bourbon with some peat, later some berry. Taste is heavy sweet malt, butterscotch, vanilla and light fruit. Lowly carbonated, medium bodied, with alcohol. Finishes bourbon-y, sweet malty. Perhaps a bit old? For a bourbon scotch ale, a good example - perhaps a bit bourbon-y. 13.8
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark copper with a small light tan head with little lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, vanilla, some dark fruit and bourbon. Taste of caramel with prominent vanilla, some toasted malt and moderate dark fruit. A little smoke and good amount of warming bourbon. Finishes with some vanilla/caramel malt and that warming alcohol. Light/ medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation. Clean and prominent flavors with a nice taste.
alexsdad06 (6707) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 liter flip top bottle from backlog notes. Pours a dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has caramel malts, dark fruit, and some oak character as expected, but also has a tart sour character like something has gone wrong, I wanted to like this.
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 Hmmm.... interesting brew from a brewer not know for their heavy stuff. This wee heavy is not great, but it does pack a nice balanced punch. Considering this thing weighs in at 11%, it is dangerous. serving size: 22oz bottle. Re-rate::: 4.27.15 Damn thing is a killer and I love it.
djd07 (5339) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Rey. Pours a cloudy amber with beige head. The aroma is oak and peat. Medium mouthfeel with sweet raisin, caramel, oak. Very good.