Dead Frog Brings Back Commander Imperial Stout for 2014

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ALDERGROVE, BCDead Frog Brewery has announced the return of Commander Imperial Stout for a second annual release, with the new vintage featuring a few tweaks to make it more drinkable fresh while still being suitable for long aging.

Brewmaster Tony Dewald explains the changes:

Recognizing that many people want to dive right into the beer once they buy it, I modified this year’s recipe to make it more drinkable earlier on. I halved the molasses, doubled the brown sugar, and took the star anise way down. Bourbon and a mixture of American and French white oak chips were added to give it the greater complexity you get with barrel aging.

The result is a 10.5% abv and 65 IBU stout that is described as follows:

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.

The 2014 edition of Commander Imperial Stout is available now at select private liquor stores in British Columbia while supplies last.

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