The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thingus:
3.48/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2010 bottling into tulip, live tasting...
Appearance; pours a wonderful jet black, I couldn't get any head to form, minimal ring of medium brown bubbles that dissipate quickly... No lacing whatsoever.
Smell; struck me as sort of odd, rather than the roasty, malty coffee, chocolate aromas I was expecting, Im getting tons of olive, both green and black and not much else at all...
Taste; jumped right in with black and green olives, had an interlude of cocoa and chocolate, coffee and malt before switch right back to olives... Not entirely sure what caused that, and not a bad flavor but not something I'd expect for the style...
Mouthfeel; fairly thick and quite smooth but certainly not chewy or as viscous or syrupy as I'd like...
Overall; definitely not a terrible beer but I am fairly certain I wouldn't drink this one again unfortunately... I'm a huge fan of the IRS style and in the flavor department it just isn't doing it for me unfortunately...
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2011 00:28:25 | More by Thingus
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 1,595 ratings.