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

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.53%
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.76/5  rDev +29.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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

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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Appearance: Pours a jet black with a cocoa colored head that retains for a bit. Leaves a small amount of lacing on the side.

Smell: big nose with a variety of vanilla, bourbon, coffee smells.

Taste: ...and here is where this falls apart. Such a thin, watered down taste. Where are all the delicious bits from the nose?? Beyond disappointed.

Mouthfeel: for something that tastes this thin it leaves a surprisingly thick feeling.

Overall: so tempted to drain pour this. Something does not add up here.

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Czar Brew - Russian Imperial Stout Aged In Oak Bourbon Barrels from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.