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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2017
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2017 shared. Black with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, peppers, chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, peppers, whiskey. Full body with a dry finish.

4.1
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Vanilla, light wood, roast. Almost a marshmallow sense. Bittersweet finish with a slice of spice like Mexican chocolate. Black pour with good head and lacing. Very good. Tap at Savor.

4
radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Draft pour at Savor: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience 2017. Poured a opaque, black color with a small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, bakers chocolate. Roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate malts. Vanilla notes. Really nice.

4
JaBier (8156) - 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
TheBeerGod (6253) - 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!

4
BuckeyeBoy (8281) - 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
Klimaet (2958) - 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
Tmoney99 (14855) - 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
alexsdad06 (10640) - West Chester, 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
Drake (14059) - 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.


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