In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer from Ballast Point Brewery. It is their Commodore Stout. If you read my earlier beer, which is Electric Ray IPL, blog posts on their beer that they team up with Sierra Nevada, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know this California base craft brewery. They were brought up on Constellation Brands. The deal will be finalize at the end of 2015. Let us get into this stout.
It has a jet black color with a tan constant color head. The aroma has a dry chocolate to coffee notes. The taste has a dry chocolate to coffee notes. The aftertaste finishes with a dry coffee bean finish. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.ballastpoint.com):
The Commodore came out of our search for a medium-bodied American Stout. The recipe began at our R&D pilot brewery, but quickly became a favorite of our crew. Strong flavors of roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate balance with light citrusy hop aromas, highlighted by a crisp, bitter finish. One sip of this gold medal-winning stout will have you ready to take command of your own fleet.
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Closing, I do enjoy many of their beers. I was pretty happy to see their beers come to Michigan beer market. This is a really good stout. I like it. The problem with this stout is price point. It is slightly higher. There is so many good stout being made by Michigan craft breweries. This beer is a little different than the other Michigan craft stout. This beer is more on the English style stout. I will be adding it to my porter and stout line up this winter. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser