The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I remember waaayyy back in the day, this is the first imperial stout I ever had and I thought it was nasty as hell! i have not had one since then. Man has my palate developed!!
The czar pours a thick almost impenetrable black with very little off white head and some slight (very) ruby highlights. Clearly thick and soupy when poured. The nose on this brew is very weak. There is some vanilla and slight chocolate and coffee flavors on the nose and in the first taste. Quite sugary. A decent hop kick at the end but nothing to write home about. The finish is very smooth, and the mouthfeel is quite thick and thats how i like em! nice sugars in here as a residue remains on the lips. A good offering, lacks a bit in taste resonance but is very smooth and the aftertaste does linger. Good beer, Im gonna cellar two of these and see how they are in one and two years. Try it, its pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2008 08:56:41 | More by AKBelgianBeast
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2011 vintage. Poured on tap and served in a snifter, the beer is jet black, with subtle ruby highlights, and a dense, foamy, dark tan head. Aromas of coffee and booze forward, with old world fruit sweetness, woody notes, and an underlying coffee bitterness. Beast. Flavors are a blast of rich sweetness on the tongue, with black strap molasses leading the charge, followed by cocoa nibs, bitter coffee, vanilla, oak spice, and a ribbon of booze. Holy hell, this is big! Smooth and velvety in mouth, with a rich, darkly sweet aftertaste of molasses and brown sugar. Slick, smooth finish. Wow...this is a greay beer!
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2014 21:20:09 | More by GarthDanielson
4.06/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy tan head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and some dark fruit (mainly raisins).
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, a slight nuttiness, vanilla and raisins.
Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 19:14:22 | More by SebD
The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
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