Commissar | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rspauldi on 03-26-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,429
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
118
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
38
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of One_Clown_Short
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hooley
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brew-Ed
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QChem96
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpudsMackenzie1
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of princessbay710
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

At first pour, it smells quite appetizing. Fantastic off beige lacing, dark black body. Taste is a little rough at points, but manageable. Very dark and almost burnt instead of roasted. At 9.8%, 22 fluid oz, $4.99-$5.99 this one does the trick. Although I'm not disappointed, I expected more from a Russian Imperial Stout..
Has crisped my vision, and left me feeling a little psychedelic.

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Photo of juneof44
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.69/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/2/17 bottling date

A: Pours black with a large dark brown head. Great head retention that never seems to fade. Heavy on the lacing as well, once the head starts to give way.

S: A bit of burnt pretzels and chocolate but quite a bit of hops too. Piney and lightly citrusy.

T: Oh yeah, quite hoppy. Pine up front and even a bit earthy. Chocolate is super bitter, like pure cocoa. It's even a bit burnt tasting, like I mentioned in the aroma with the burnt pretzels. More char in the finish with a light bit of coffee grinds and that ultra bittersweet and drying chocolate especially.

M: Fairly heavy, smooth.

O: Not a bad imperial stout. Quite bitter due to the fair amount of hoppiness and then all the bitter coffee, chocolate and char flavors. Dry too as a result, very little sweetness like you'd expect from a nearly 10% stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Utter black in color, with a small, faint tan head, which fades quickly. Slight beading lines the glass walls.

Aroma: Burnt caramel and charcoal vie with vinous notes for one's attention. Bitter cocoa and tea-like notes present as well.

Taste: The taste begins with charred notes, burnt caramel, and bitter cocoa. As the taste progresses, some cold coffee and baker's chocolate present. Late in the taste, some earthy notes appear. Finishes with a tea-like flavor and earthy hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Nice and drinkable, I wish it was more "over-the-top".

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of arizcards
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber from Specs in North San Antonio for $5.88. Bottled on 3-2-17.

Beer poured black with a beautiful tan head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is light roasted malts and a hint of chocolate.

Taste is pretty straight ahead medium roasted malts, chocolate balanced well by a decent amount of hopping. Almost get a chocolate cherry with a dry finish at the end. There is a slight off flavor that i cannot put my finger on.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and smooth.

Overall not a bad beer for the price but one i cannot recommend in a 1st world full of wonderful imperial stouts.

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Photo of Luckydog91
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fjdelvalle
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Labeorphile
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiz99
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jsmith313
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Commissar from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 118 ratings