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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 4.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Great Commander is a Rum Barrel Imperial Stout spiced with cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne, New Mexican Ancho Chile and serrano peppers. Flavors of chocolate, rum and vanilla meld together seamlessly with the perfect amount of spice and heat. The Great Commander is the spark setting fire to the hearts of the masses!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (7458) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Nose of malt, some chocolate, some booze and some pepper. Malt and vanilla flavor with rum and cinnamon accents before a chocolate finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerGod (6158) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Black pour with a short brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, peppery spice, light chocolate and soft vanilla. Taste is big roasted malt, peppery notes, chocolate, vanilla notes and soft booze. Body is medium with a moderate bubbly carbonation and moderate warmth due to booze and the peppers. Ends with more peppery spices, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, light vanilla, booze and candy bar notes. Rather delicious!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (7052) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is spice bourbon barrel notes vanilla chocolate the peppers and a ash note. Taste is more of the nice roast malts chocolate sweetness pepper spice barrel vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2340) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle thanks Brian. Pours black with reddish hues and a medium brown head. Aromas of cocoa, chili, spicy rum, peppers, cinnamon, vanilla. Taste has lots of chili spice and heat, cocoa, light roast, bitter ashy, light cinnamon and vanilla. Expected more :(

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14109) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hot spice, wood and alcohol aroma. Heavy toasted dark sweet & warm flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (9830) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Bengals group. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pepper spice, dark fruit, chocolate, light roast, wood, cinnamon, the rum sweetness is mild, vanilla, no sign of the abv, maybe a bit thin for a 13.5% imperial stout but tasty nonetheless, solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Keg at Whole Foods Fair lakes, 4/25/16. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of intense roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, tobacco. The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, nuts, coffee, tobacco, rum. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mild booze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle at Mongers with some crazy dudes! Pours a jet black color with a medium white head. A big spicy nose, heat, chocolates. A big roasty malt flavor, some mint, big peppers, spices. Solid great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (6555) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle. Studly pour, dark midnight red, extremely well topped. The true beauty of this concoction doesnt strike until it hits your tongue. Wow. A beautiful, artisanal blend of all the ingredients listed, all making a subtle and very well finessed culinary treat. This $hit is really, really, really, really ... (take a breath) ... really good! Wow. (#6240, 7/17/2016)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15778) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle - pours black tan head - nose/taste of chili pepper, cinnamon, rum, oak, chocolate - medium body.


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