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The Czar - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,532 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1532
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%


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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TechTriumph

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: Nov. 2011; Poured in a snifter.

A - One inch of light tan creamy and bubbly head with good retention; Beer is black as night; Nice web of lacing left behind

S - The smell is not overly strong, but pleasant; Balanced presence of rich chocolate, sugar, caramel, figs, and toasty notes

T - Nice complexity here; Up front, there's a combination of sweet molasses, tobacco, dark fig-like fruits, and a faint hint of alcohol; This is followed by mellow, warm chocolate with a toasty flavor and very subtle hop bitterness; Figs step to the front again in the finish and linger with just a hint of alcohol

M - Light, but tingly carbonation; Full bodied; Leaves the mouth pretty dry and moderately warm

O - I really enjoyed getting to try this beer. I'd say it's spot on for the RIS style and does a great job of balancing the chocolate, molasses, dark fig-like fruits, and toasty aromas/flavors. The presence of alcohol is nearly hidden and really works well with the overall taste. This is a beer that I certainly would like to purchase again for both drinking fresh and trying with some age as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 00:14:02 | More by TechTriumph
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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.