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Csar - Tin Man Brewing Company

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bookerandy on 12-19-2013

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by secondtooth:
Photo of secondtooth
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black in small 8oz. Tin Man goblet. Tan head, but limited lace.

Aroma rich and fruity mocha. Great appearance and solid nose.

Taste is heavy and oppressive. Mix of char, dark fruit, cocoa nibs, coffee. Warming finish with plenty of bitterness. Really a good, impressive Russian imperial, and comparable to Old Rasputin, which is to say that this is superlative. Non-craft friends who sampled this enjoyed it's complexity and smooth drinkability, as well.

High marks here, for sure.

More User Reviews:
Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bingja18
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N_Overholt
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickS95
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap tonight when my wife and I stopped by for dinner. Tin Man's regular beers are run of the mill and don't interest me, but they have a higher gravity series that is pretty good.

The pour is pitch black and thickish. Resembles black maple syrup in its thickness. A nice shade of brown in the head above. Everything about this beer is dark.

It's a malty smell of cocoa, coffee, char and roasty stuff. Clearly a stout with it's almost bitter scent. It smells dark.

It's got a stouty taste. Was thinking maybe a bit of chocolate, but it wasn't there. Expresso coffee and some roasty bitterness. Alcohol is very prevalent.

Roasty feel and a bit grainy. It's a bit easier to drink cold because the heat from the alcohol is more tolerable, as it warms it brings the heat. Not smooth, but not that that's bad. Almost chewy. Full bodied. A bite from the alcohol but not so much the hops.

It's a really good beer which almost makes the food prices tolerable. Small brewery that can compete with the big boys with this imperial stout.

Photo of BigJim5021
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KYGunner
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on draft and found it to be a completely different beer and a better beer, but I review this as I sit with a can.

Csar produces a strong balanced taste of char, roasted coffee, dry chocolate malt and molasses. I do catch tinges of chocolate, marshmallow and Graham cracker. The draft version had a nice addition of cinnamon that truly transformed this.

The feel is dry, thin for 12%, and adds a little alcohol heat. Overall this is well worth buying a 4 pack.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first beer from these guys and I went right for the throat.

An over zealous pour gets me nearly 4 inches of thick foamy milk chocolate brown head. This head has excellent retention as it just doesn't want to go away. A consistent wall of swiss cheese lace is left behind. Body is pure standard

Nose is big and rich with tones of coco sweetness. There is a hint of black licorice and rustic, woodsy malts that play as well.

With first sip you get some metallic malts that are a little odd up front. It quickly settles down on subsequent sips developing a battle between dark fruits and dry, bitter dark chocolate. The licorice that appeared in the nose plays here again, especially towards the finish in the palate.

Mouthfeel is like eating good high coco content dark chocolate. This is a fine Imperial stout that I could see going into rotation in my fridge.

Photo of Highstplz
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UBrew1984
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IMFletcher
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of osuskin
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slipperysoup
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of myteam24
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of neckbracesub
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Csar from Tin Man Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.