Brewed by Dead Frog Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Aldergrove, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
This rich, complex stout features a deep, layered malt profile enhanced by slightly sweet flavours of white oak, molasses, and star anise. All of these flavours combine to create an elaborate Imperial Stout suitable for enjoying today and made for cellaring to be enjoyed down the road.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, - JUN 17, 2013
strong alchol smells but very nice black as all hell color flavour is a molassesy roasty flavor that gradually gets more and more tastey the further you get in

HogTownHarry (7077) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
March 21, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, mabel and jercraigs - bomber. Thin-looking black pour with a smallish light-brown frothy head. Aroma of roast, strong alcohol, sweet treacle, some herbal bitterness. Odd taste - mineral bite over herbal bitterness - classic roast impy underpinning, but some scotch ale caramel weirdness. Slick, sticky, a little still - dry quick finish - nothing wrong with it, but a bit thin and sweet - odd earthy character.

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
Dead Frog Commander Reserve 2013. Bouteille #429 sur 600. Au nez, des malts noirs qui exhibent des notes de réglisse et de scotch tourbé (fumée et iode). Sur les papilles, la mélasse et la réglisse forment un duo monotone mais intéressant. En bouche, le corps est huileux, voire même liquoreux. En finale, l’amertume est modérément intense. Loin d’être mauvais.

zoucrew102 (2148) - - APR 20, 2017
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of licorice, molasses, anise and oak. Pours inky black with a thin mocha brown head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavor with notes of molasses and anise as well as a full body and viscous mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with strong licorice flavor as well as some oak. Pretty good, but a little unrefined.

DuffMan (10727) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle 422/600 with a red wax seal, brought by Ferris to RBAG winter event. Very dark brown, beige head. Burnt sugars and burnt malt, light Islay smoke/peat, birch syrup, salt licorice, with intrusive higher notes of iodine and ammonia. Kind of all over the place. Not very palatable after several sips.

beerplace (2146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2017
650ml bottle from Pacific Liquor store in PoCo. Commander Reserve 2013, bottle #553 of 600. Pours an almost black with a brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malt, some vanilla, leather, roasted seeds and chocolate notes. Taste is pretty the same with low to moderate sweetness and low bitterness. Slightly dry, dark roasted malt, some chocolate notes aftertaste. Very good!

ljthiessen (1448) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark, nearly black pour with a small beige head. Aroma is malty chocolate with hints of vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is chocolate, some roasty notes, hints of coffee and cherry. Not bad flavour, but quite light for the style and ABV... Thin and not well balanced.

cards04 (2931) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
Pours a nice semi dense black with brown foamy head. I didn’t get much of the barrel in this. In fact, if they would have left out the part about barrel aging I would have rated this higher. It’s actually a really good imperial stout. Beautiful dark chocolate aromas and flavors. I love the bitter cocoa finish on this. Maybe a touch of maple. No booze. Well made... But where is the barrel influence?

dreamflower (792) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Not really an intense aroma, faint molasses. Apperance is really dark, but the head dissipates really quickly. Taste is sort of like a bitter coca cola. Palate is a bit weak. I was probably expecting something a little more commanding from an imperial stout.

northropfrye (3712) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Dark brown body, brown foamy head, some lacing. Lactose, milk chocolate, roast malts, dark chocolate aroma, but not super pronounced. Taste is sweet, touch of milk chocolate, some cocoa, a touch of woodiness. Abv well masked, really not evident that this is 10.5 at all. I would have guessed much lower. Over all, not the greatest imperial stout, but decent. Almost more of a milk stout I would say.

daniele (9778) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
thanks alex bottle 2014 dark good head liquorice smooth scura buona schiuma fine non molto persistente liquirizia tostature in bocca tanta liquirizia abbastanza morbida alcol piuttosto nascosto

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