The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by TechTriumph:
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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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 1,498 ratings.