Thursday, May 21, 2015

Community Beer Company Legion Review

Name: Community Beer Company Legion
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 9.9%
IBUs: 70

Next beer from my Texas Craft Beer care package is another beer from the Community Beer Company based out of Dallas, TX. This time, I've got Legion, their Russian Imperial Stout, which just so happens. It gets its name from and I quote:

Community Beer Company’s legion of beer lovers grows larger every day, and this massive Russian Imperial Stout transcends rank and echelon!  Welcome to our Legion.

Well if there's one thing this beer has already done well, it's got me pumped up to take on an entire group of heavily armored Centuria! Okay, I was making that up but my curiosity has piqued and I'm very eager to try this out.

Appearance - Pitch Black color with a very light amount of visible carbonation climbing the sides of the glass. The head takes on a fairly foamy brown appearance that's about 1 finger in width and the lacing left behind is rather plentiful

Aroma - Rich chocolate malts and robust cherry and vanilla notes. I'm also getting some marshmallows, bitter hops, oakiness and some slight booziness

Taste - Strong chocolate malts, bitter hops and cherry notes upfront, followed by vanilla sweetness and more bitter hoppiness. The aftertaste consists of bitter hops and moderate roasted barley. Thankfully the booziness in the nose is nowhere to be found here.

This is a pretty good and well put together Imperial Stout. My only complaints are that there could've been a little more roastiness in the flavor and that the overall bitter hoppiness could've been toned down a bit or better masked. Still it doesn't take away from the fact that this is a great beer and that it's worthy of your attention.

Community Beer Company Legion - 8/10

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