These days The Ballast Point Brewing Company (San Diego, California) is more famous for they’re Sculpin IPA beers more than they’re other beers. But I have decided to seek out some of their other offerings such as this The Commodore American Stout, 6.5% ABV. The Commodore pours a thick deep motor oil color with a dark brown almost black four finger bubbly head that stays for a long time until it fades into thick lacing. The aroma is of roasted burned coffee and dark chocolate with some coco. Taste is pretty much like the aroma with some added coffee bitterness in the middle and more so on the back. Not such a great taste. The mouth feel is full and big with a roasted bitter finish and a bitter chocolate finish that lingers till the next sip. I didn’t find this American stout to be great; it’s more of a D+. It had too much bitterness and a burned flavor to it. Reminded me of coffee that has been over cooked or burned. I don’t like it that way. That’s bad coffee and so is The Commodore American Stout. Ballast Point Brewing does brew good beers but this isn’t one. Don’t try this one! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!