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Bomber of the Week: Commando Scotch-Style Ale by Sprecher Brewing
June 8, 2014
This bomber had been sitting in the collection for a few weeks now, waiting for the perfect time to be opened. This is not a beer to be taken lightly, and needed to be enjoyed on a day when it could be given undivided attention. With the tumultuous weather passing in waves through Denver, that was as good a sign as any that it was appropriate to stay inside get comfy and see what Commando was all about.
Commando is the kind of beer that will put some hair on your chest; and it seems that is intentional on Sprecher’s part. This isn’t just due to the impressive 10% ABV, but also the strong flavors that make this a potent and well made beer. The first thing noticed when taking a sip of Commando is the heavy mouth feel (yes that is a real beer tasting term…get your mind out of the gutter and let mine float past). The heaviness of this beer compliments the sweet caramel like flavor, a trait typical to most Scottish ales but particularly punctuated in Commando. The dark burgundy-brown color adds to the heavy and appealing nature of this beer, giving a visual foreshadowing of the taste experience.
Scottish Ales and Wee Heavy’s have a well earned reputation for being rich and flavorful while still knocking folks on their ass (as should anything hailing from Scotland). Commando Scottish Style Ale will do so in more ways than one, while still being a tasty and memorable beer experience. If you are someone who enjoys the deep rich experience found in warm brandy, good pipe tobacco and other things that might be rough around the edges but will treat you right, this is a bomber for you.
Brew Ratings: (Listed on a scale of 1-5 penguins: 1=lightest 5=strongest. Why penguins? Because 'Merica, that's why)