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Czar Brew - Russian Imperial Stout Aged In Oak Bourbon Barrels - Sprecher Brewing Company

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rallison on 08-05-2007)
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Photo of jwc215
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head. Some trailing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate, coffee, oak/bourbon, anise.

The taste of sweet oak/bourbon mixes with chocolate, anise, and mild roasted coffee. Warming dryness in the warming finish.

It hits full-bodied, though carbonation is a bit sharp for the style. Alcohol lingers.

Overall, it's qa rich, enjoyable strong stout with a bourbon/oak character that is blended well. A nice "sipper"!

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 22 oz bottle in a snifter, this most excellent RIP pours black as midnight with a thick tight bubbled head that slowly dies down to a firm thin layer with excellent webbed lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, black licorice, dark molasses, and rich bourbon. Flavors are chocolate all around with the licorice coming through on the back with the bourbon. The bourbon lends itself to adding to the sweetness which to many may be overpowering towards a milk stout. Still very nice, with a smooth coating mouth feel and light carbonation. Very slick.

An excellent Russian Imperial for those who like theirs on the sweeter side.

Photo of curbmusic
4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great bbl, figs & licorice for sure, only 2nd to backwoods bastard for me

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danny1217
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cylinsier
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours jet black with a tan ring of carbonation for a head.

Smells of licorice, dark chocolate, figs, and oak.

Molasses and licorice up front followed by oak and a hint of cinnamon.

Full body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Beautiful presentation, nice aroma and body. Flavor is nuanced and threatens to be a bit too cloying. Overall a very good rich stout that may turn off some people due to the overripe sweetness in the flavor.

Photo of MrTana
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of mikebcpa
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of slayernation
4.76/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Tlocaciato
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours heavy, like motor oil heavy, great nose of vanilla and charred barrels. Overall my favorite part is that the barrel aging isn't the only flavor in this beer it tastes like a great Russian Imperial that was enhanced by the barrel rather than a hot boozy mess. The alcohol is subtle for an 11%+ beer. I am a big fan

Photo of Yankeejw
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of buzzy
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of GallowsThief
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Basoos1
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of atpca
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of cmwilliq
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of MykeJ
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Skagnetti
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Czar Brew - Russian Imperial Stout Aged In Oak Bourbon Barrels from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.