The Commodore is an American stout that pours with a light tan, lingering head. The nose is a balance of roasted malt with light hop aromas that lean more towards citrusy than piney. Flavors of coffee and bittersweet chocolate with a pleasantly bitter finish. Medium body. Black to very dark brown in color.
American-Style StoutInitial low to medium malt sweetness with a degree of caramel, chocolate and/or roasted coffee flavor with a distinctive dryroasted bitterness in the finish. Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent. Some slight roasted malt acidity is permissible and a medium- to full-bodied mouthfeel is appropriate. Hop bitterness may be moderate to high. Hop aroma and flavor is moderate to high, often with American citrus-type and/or resiny hop character. The perception of fruity esters is low. Roasted malt/barley astringency may be low but not excessive. Diacetyl (butterscotch) should be negligible or not perceived. Head retention is excellent.
Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Company