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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4317) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
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)


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HappyHandsClub (14) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (854) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2059) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
A really nice scotch ale. Lots of bourbon notes in this. Caramel too. Peat and booze in the aroma and flavour. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1708) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (740) - - DEC 2, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1565) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2014
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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (831) - Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6401) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (4899) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
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.


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