The Commodore by Ballast Point

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The Commodore by Ballast Point is a 6.5% ABV American Dry Stout.

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION:
American Stout. Black in color with roasted flavor and noticeable hop bitterness.

==Introduction==

It has been a long time since tried a beer from Ballast Point and brought it to the site. Aside from their main Imperial Stout and Vanilla Coffee Porter, there really hasn’t been a regular stout from them before or at least that I can remember in bottle form. So after picking this one up, I wanted to bring this for a rolling review and see who good the brew is. This is a common beer and you may find it at local shops where they sell Ballast Point or even online. Cheers!

Aromas:
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, earthy hops, caramel, toffee, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit cherry, anise and brown sugar.

Flavors:
Coffee, Dark chocolate, earthy hop notes, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, roasted malts, vanilla, molasses, anise hints, dark fruit cherry, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal hints and marshmallow hints.

Aftertaste:
Finishing dry with some roasty malt hints, earthy hops, chocolate, vanilla and caramel. No alcohol in the taste, super dark full body, creamy, smooth and dry mouthfeel with an easy to moderate drinkability.

Overall:
A pretty good and decent stout. It is not too complex but just right. Maybe enough for those that may not like stouts to give this one a try. I for one think it is something you would choose if there really is nothing else around that is craft related.

Anime Corner:
Original Pirate girl by Einlee of deviantart.com was used to represent the pirate captain in the label I tried to get it as close as the label too with the colors which you can also say compliment the artwork and the flavors a like.

Sources:
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Dragoons by Moylan’s Brewing

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Dragoons by Moylan’s Brewing is a 5% ABV Irish Dry Stout.

Label: 
Dry, roasty and incredibly rich in flavor, Dragoon’s Dry Irish Stout is made with a unique blend of imported hops and malted barley from the United Kingdom. This award winning stout is brewed in the Irish tradition to commemorate General Stephen Moylan,Irish-born commander of the 4th Continental Dragoons during the American Revolutionary War.
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Been meaning to try this for a while. They had this one at Congregation ale house on tap and as a beer float. It was pretty good from what I remember. I found a bottle and wanted to give it a review. This stout won a 3 gold medals in 2007 at the American Beer Festival, Cal State Fair and the World Beer Champ of the same year. This isn’t the typical “Guinness” type of dry stout for sure. Although Guiness is decent in its own ways.

Aromas are like it came out of nitro brewed process. Strong Milk and dark chocolate fragrance, roasted coffee notes, caramel, pecans, hints of vanilla cream, earthy hops, hints of molasses and toffee

Flavors are of coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla cream notes, hints of molasses, light earthy hop bitterness, tobacco notes, roasted barley, toffee, nuts and hints of brown sugar

Definitely dry finish in the aftertaste not leaving much but slight hints of the milk chocolate and coffee notes. 

The flavors that come out as the beer goes along is what makes this one good. Without the extra flavors it would probably be average at best. Thankfully that is not the case. I think If I find it on tap and I want to drink light but still nice and flavorful while still not being too overwhelming to the palate, I would get this one again.