The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by GarrisWH:
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bomber - bottled in 2009
A - Pours an opaque, deep brown with two fingers of creamy light-tan head. Solid retention and leaves some nice lacing behind.
S - Slightly muted in the aroma, although still a pretty good smelling brew overall. Roasted malt aromas with a sweet, dark fruit quality notable up front. Slight chocolate and coffee presence comes through behind, as well as a hint of hops.
T - Chocolate flavors are a lot more present in the flavor, with a creamy, milk chocolate character. Slight coffee presence comes through as well as a menage of sweet flavors that are difficult to pinpoint - molasses and anise are the only ones I can pick out. Finish brings a bit of dry, bitter hoppiness as well as just a bit of alcohol presence. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavors carry into the aftertaste.
M - Full bodied with a smooth, creamy aftertaste. Moderate carbonation keeps the thickness in check. Slight alcohol burn.
D - Good flavors overall, although the alcohol presence detracts just a little bit from the drinkability. It makes itself known more as the beer warms. I'd definitely like to try one of these aged for a year or two, I bet it could be improved quite a bit.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2009 03:27:45 | More by GarrisWH
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
88 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.