The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottled in 2009. Poured into Stone IRS glass.
Nose is dark chocolate, heavy roasted coffee notes, anise, kind of sweet, kind of smells like cream and there's definitely still some booze in there. I feel like there's something else buried in there too but I can't quite identify it. Maybe some toffee? The taste is great. There's notes of anise, chocolate and coffee all at once but they push each other back and forth and weave in and out. I wanna say chocolate into coffee then it dives into anise and kicks back to the coffee (almost a mocha flavor) before it fades into anise and a bit of alcohol heat. The after taste is mostly roasted malts and coffee. The mouthfeel is substantial but not overwhelming. The heat sticks around in the pit of the stomach, it would definitely be nice on a cold night. I don't remember what I thought of this when I tried it years ago but right now its pretty fantastic. Thanks Whole Foods for doing my aging for me ;-)
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2012 00:09:19 | More by DonDirkA
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3.48/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 22oz bottle marked "Batch No. 12 Oct 2013" into an Avery tulip.
Appearance - pours a dark syrup, no light coming through. A thin, mocha head that has great retention, but leaves minimal lace.
Smell - some dark chocolate, mocha, spice and maybe some maple syrup and toffee.
Taste - whoa, this is hot; a big, no nonsense beer. Bold flavors similar to Ten Fidy, but the alcohol is much more present.
Feel - heavy, chewy; definitely a sipper. Finishes too sweet.
Overall - a no doubt about it, big beer! Take your time with this one! Poor value.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 03:59:08 | More by DenverHopHead
The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,492 ratings.