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Commando - Sprecher Brewing Company

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnnyHopps on 10-01-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
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Photo of oberon
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into an imperial nonic a deep dark roasted chesnut brown with a thinner but well sustained tannish colored head atop.Alot of vanilla/whiskey in the nose,almost overpowering,a bit of brown sugar and toasted wood underneath.Big sweetness on the palate without the complexity I would want,between the vanilla and sweet alcohol not much else gets through.I like alot of the stuff Sprecher brews but this is just a big sweet vanilla bomb in my opinion.

oberon, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of don1481
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into a glass.

Appearance: Transluscent beverage with a rich caramel color. Lots of bubbles floating vigorously within. Small amount of an off-white head that dies down pretty quickly.

Smell: Smells... chewy. Like I could just chew through this. Weird, I know. But also lots of caramel and booze notes.

Taste: Flat. Meh. Not something I'd want to have after this bomber. Very disappointing given the smell.

Mouthfeel: Leaves a flat aftertaste to go with the flat taste.

Overall: Now I see why this was 2/$6 at Discount Liquor. Hopefully the BA Russian Imperial I grabbed for the second bottle will be better. So disappointing.

don1481, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a dense glowing brown body with a big bubbly mat of head that is soon gone.

S- The big wet oak aroma has band-aid aromas to follow with a vanilla hint in the finish.

T- The dry caramel malt has some hints of honey malt sweetness followed by wet wood and some oak notes with a band-aid peat dry finish. There is some walnut note to the malt but it remains softer than the band-aid.

M- The fizzy light mouthfeel has an alcohol heat that hits in the chest at first and then grows.

O- This beer is thin with a hint of barrel and nice hints of good malt, but the band-aid flavor is the main player. It is never as big as a smoke beer but it is still in the way.

rhoadsrage, Dec 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

GRG1313, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

jdkitchi, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of joedevivre
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was looking specifically for a new bourbon/whiskey-aged beer to try, and came across this one. I wish I'd passed it up.

Upon opening the bottle, the smell was great and I became very excited. However, once I tasted it, disappointment filled the air. The whiskey is good, and has a nice power and bite to it, but the underlying beer is just not a very good beer. It doesn't complement the whiskey well, and has an aftertaste that made me not want to finish the beer at all. Honestly, it tasted as if the beer itself had turned slightly.

As far as what album this beer tastes like, it tastes like Bush's Razorblade Suitcase. Steve Albini produced that one, and it's the only thing it had going for it. Even he could make a bad band sound good.

joedevivre, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

emerge077, Nov 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

thedarkestlord, Mar 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Big_Dave, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

mendvicdog, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MidwestBA, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

weeare138, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

bshiban, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

DangerDawg, May 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Rand_ale_Thor, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

BSuter, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

mychalg9, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Zachtheporter, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

brock146, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and slight smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice smoke presence in the aroma and flavor.

UCLABrewN84, May 08, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I sampled this beer at the Valpo Brewfest on 09/29/2012. I also have a bottle that I picked up the brewery over the summer. It struck me as pricey, but I gave it a shot.

In the pint glass, the scotch was a brownish black color with a modest off-white head. There was a significant whiskey aroma that tickled the hairs in the nostrils. The aroma is a wake up call by itself. The initial taste was a mild sweetness of the scotch. Assuming the base beer is Piper's, I could defintely taste the sweet wheat and maltiness. Balanced nicely with the scotch was a whiskey soaked backbone. Notes of vanilla, biscuit and perhaps toffee were present. I thought this was a little thin for a scotch, which meant the beer did not linger long. This is unfortunate because beer like this are supposed to be sippers. In the aftertaste, the beer seemed to smooth out as the malt developed a little tang to it.

JohnnyHopps, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of GallowsThief
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Out of a bottle into my tulip. Received in trade from Kevinpitts! Thanks Kevin!
A – Pours out a caramel/copper with more caramel coloring on the head. Small head and trace lacing left down the glass.
S – Nice boozy smell. Whiskey.
T – Surprisingly the taste doesn’t match the smell. The whiskey smell doesn’t translate heavily into the taste. Caramel malt, trace amounts of vanilla, honey and finishes a tad smoky.
M – Low carbonation and a bit thin. Clean on the palate.
O – Not bad but not great. The aroma is unreal but the taste doesn’t follow up with as good a ride. Still solid and glad to get a chance to taste it. I think that the smell is so good that you expect more.

GallowsThief, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BrownAleMale, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

WesM63, Sep 08, 2013
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Commando from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.