Commander Imperial Stout 2017 – Dead Frog Brewery


From Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove comes their 2017 vintage of the “Commander Imperial Stout”.  The beer pours a deep opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, caramel, earth and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of roasted malts, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, mild coffee, ash, earth, very mild oak, alcohol and bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 10.5% with an IBU of 60.  I wish the beer had been aged in a barrel and not just on oak for 60 days as that would have taken this really tasty Imperial Stout to the next level.  But there is no doubt this is a great vintage of this beer.

FOOD PAIRINGS AS PER BREWERY:  ROAST BEAST WITH THICK GRAVY, CHOCOLATE CAKE AND ICE CREAM

Commercial Description: A DARK ROASTED STOUT FEATURING A DEEP, LAYED MALT PROFILE WITH FLAVOURS OF WHITE OAK AND WHISKEY.  AGED FOR 60 DAYS BEFORE BOTTLING.

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Commander Imperial Stout 2015 – Dead Frog Brewery


Limited Release

From Aldergove’s Dead Frog Brewery comes their new “Commander Imperial Stout 2015”.  This years edition of Commander has been altered from last years edition once again.  This Russian Imperial Stout pours a deep opaque black colour with a chocolate brown head with lots of lacing.  The aroma consists of vanilla, dark fruits, banana and roasted malts.  The flavour is of vanilla, bourbon, oak, roasted malts, banana, earthy, molasses and chocolate.  The alcohol content comes in at 10.5% with an IBU of 65.  If I had to choose I think I would pick up a bottle of the 2014 Vintage before this edition because I enjoy the flavour profile more.  This is still a great beer and will age very well and change over time.

Commercial Description:  The 2015 Commander was updated to make it more approachable without maturation. Steve Black, Dead Frog’s head brewer said of this year’s release, “it’s a little lighter-bodied with an emphasis on oak and honey whiskey, backed by hints of molasses and chocolate.”

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Commander Imperial Stout 2014 – Dead Frog Brewery


Limited Release

From Aldergove’s Dead Frog Brewery comes their new “Commander Imperial Stout 2014”.  This years edition of Commander has been altered from last years edition.  This Russian Imperial Stout pours a deep opaque black colour with a chocolate brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, dark fruits and sweet molasses.  The flavour is of roasted malts, molasses, anise, oak, semi sweet, with hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 10.5%.   I am not sure which version I liked better but it’s a great beer none the less.  This years edition is much more approachable than last year and that really was the plan for this years edition.

Commercial Description:  This rich, complex stout features a deep, layered malt, profile enhanced by slightly sweet flavours of white oak, molasses and star anise,  All of these flavours combine to create an elaborate Imperial Stout suitable for enjoying today and made for cellaring to be enjoyed down the road.

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