The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by HiroProtagonist:
4.28/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a Duvel tulip...no head, just a minimal foam ring around the edges. Black with some dark red-brown peeking out at the edge of the glass. Aromas of malts, chocolate and alcohol waft out of my glass. I can tell this is a strong Imperial. Up-front tastes of dark chocolate, with just the right amount of bitterness. Subtler undertones of cherry, smokyness, and nutty-ness. Perky and well balanced. Very tasty and delicious. One complaint: normally, imperials can take up alot of alchohol, melding it well with the flavors (Strong ales are my favorite). In this case however, there is a little bit too much alchohol getting through in the aroma and taste... holding it back from getting better scores. Mouthfeel is lovely... silky and smooth. The errant alcohol detracts from the drinkability somewhat, but still quite drinkable. Overall, a very good imperial stout with a minor flaw.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2003 04:23:56 | More by HiroProtagonist
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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