Commonwealth Brewing Company

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Commonwealth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,527
Ranked #10,801
4.05 | pDev: 7.41%
Feb 06, 2023
Dec 07, 2016
Notes: None
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Rated: 4 by JonB25 from Delaware

Feb 06, 2023
Rated: 4.98 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 21, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by mig100 from Texas

May 27, 2018
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 12, 2018
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Reviewed by jspaner from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Received a 16 0z can as a holiday gift, poured into a pint glass. Very dark brown with just the slightest tan head. Tastes of chocolate & bourbon, with some slight caramel, char, and vanilla notes. The bourbon & chocolate dominate. The feel is rich & oily, a bit light on the carbonation, but smooth. Never had this one before, but am a big fan of this style. Though this was a bit sweeter than I think a stout should be, it was delicious and I would happily drink it again.
Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by VAcrossr from Virginia

Feb 11, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by nmann08 from Virginia

Feb 03, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jan 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Willi Becher glass.
L- Pours a dark brown with a minimal tan head.
S - Smells of chocolate and bourbon.
T - Tastes of chocolate primarily with bourbon on the finish.
F - Full bodied with light carbonation.
O - Really nice drinking chocolatey stout.
Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Slack from Virginia

Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by mmars010 from Virginia

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by montman from Virginia

Apr 05, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 14, 2017
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours a nice brown head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a nice looking and vigorous ring around the inside of the glass. The beer itself is a nice dark chocolate black with an oily texture to it that sometimes resembles coffee. It's a pretty good look for the beer and style.

The smell is pretty good. It has a nice moderate bourbon note that comes with a little bit of booze as well. The sweet milk chocolate is there as well but it gets masked by the bourbon notes. The smell has some decent amount of oak mixed into that bourbon.

The taste is very good. It has a nice, moderate bourbon note that mixes well with the sweet milk chocolate and vanilla from the barrel notes. It's a pretty good flavor even if it is a bit simple. Light oak charred oak notes accentuate the beer and fairly strong in the finish.

The feel is pretty good. It's a heavy bodied beer but if feels a bit thin. The carbonation is a little bit on the lighter side and it feels very creamy but is still pretty good.

Overall, this is a pretty solid bourbon barrel aged beer worth getting. The taste is rich and deep as is the smell. It's definitely a really good dessert beer.
Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Jan 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark black and velvet as it pours. No head at all.

S: Huge vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar notes, finish is molasses and oak.

T: Big brown sugar notes with loads of oak, and vanilla. Finish is booze, caramel, bourbon, and a touch of a charred sugar note.

M: Here is the big let down for me. Creamy thick body, but almost zero carbonation. I can deal with a creamy brew, even a flat one, but in this case I think it really flattens the entire experience. Even a low amount of carbonation could elevate the aroma and flavor into the next level.

O: Overall I can really see where this is going, and think this beer COULD be fantastic if tweaked. Put some bubbles in it.
Dec 25, 2016
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Rated by EricStrom from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Doesn't really hold much of a head, but the flavors are great. Maybe a tad sweet, but that's to be expected. Overall, this is a great beer.
Dec 24, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by BltByKrmn from New York

Dec 22, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by Resuin from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2016
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
Biggest issue is that the nitrogen can't sustain the weight of this beer. Pours with minimal lacing and the mouthfeel continues to drink flat. Flavor is decent, but overbally presentation is disappointing
Dec 11, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a black body with minimal tan head. The aroma has hints of wood and roasted malts but it almost comes across as a chocolate bar - the chocolate is strong in this beer. Some heat from the booze comes into the beer and finish, as does some woodiness and stickiness, but basically this beer is a roasted/dry chocolate bomb that is suited for your sweet beer drinkers more than regular stout drinkers.
Dec 08, 2016
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 24 ratings