Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Beer Review - Community Legion

Community Beer Company Legion Imperial Stout - 10% ABV

Let's talk about wow.  Wow is what happens when you have a brewery that makes what is by in large, fairly average beers and then WOW, a great beer is introduced. 

Community Brewing (located at 1530 Inspiration Dr., Suite 200 in Dallas) has never created a beer that has blown us away.  In fact, we have been distinctly underimpressed with their offerings.  Not that their beers are bad, mind you, just not memorable.  This one, however, is not like the rest, it is in a word, outstanding.

The beer has a creamy, smooth texture and a delicious, roasted malt aroma.  You will taste the coffee and chocolate notes from the roasted malts along with quite a bit of sweetness.  The considerable alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering.

Our tasters this month were a respected commercial brewer, an award winning home brewer, and a couple of snobs.  Here were their comments:
- "Solid".
- "Great Imperial .... love the balance".
- "Very well balanced traditional stout.  A nice Imperial".
- "Good warmth from the alcohol.  Good roasty notes".

One a scale of 1-5 the panel gave Legion a 4.33, which is quite puts in in the "very good" category.
We applaud Community for their efforts and will be expecting more great things to come.

Community Beer Company
1530 Inspiration Dr., Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75207

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