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The Czar - Avery Brewing Company

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The CzarThe Czar

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,595 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 66
Gots: 199 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.57% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wildman on 01-05-2003)
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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer has a dirty oil black body with an oatmeal flake colored head. The foamy head recedes to a wisp and some bubbles while any lacing eventually disappears.

The aroma is rich. Sweet vanilla hits the nose first, followed by a faint bourbon barrel woodiness. Raisin or dates can be detected in the sweetness as well.

The taste is just as rich as the aroma. More burnt offerings on the palate, though, such as roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and over-roasted coffee. There is some alcoholic bourbon notes in the finish.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth, but very alcoholic and a little warm on the throat.

Overall, a well made sipper with a lot of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 03:34:49 | More by JuicesFlowing
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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.