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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

1,603 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,603
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 67
Gots: 201 | 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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Tomdee74

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3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Totally don't mean to bash this beer. i was a little excited to try it.. maybe the bottle was just too fresh (says bottled in 2008) as it was too much alcohol..

A - Poured into a tulip glass it is a thick stout.. it has a nice dark color.. decent head that hangs around a bit before dissipating.

S - Was not impressed with the smell. This is where the high abv first jumps out at you. smells very strong..

T - Again not impressed with the taste as it is a little too much taste of alcohol. i tasted this on the heels of a NEBCo Imperial Stout Trooper and it kinda put this to shame..

M - It is thick but not something i enjoy swooshing around in mouth.. the abv is not well hidden...

D - My friends and i actually took a few sips of this and then had to drainpour it... i'm sure if you like fresh (even bottled in 2008???) stouts that are high in alcohol and have that taste then this is for you!! there are some people who do like that, but it is just not my cup of tea.. i don't want to bash this. it is not a terrible beer... but in the world of stouts i think there are some far better ones out there.. but not a failure at all... i know some people would truly enjoy this and cheers to them!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 13:45:57 | More by Tomdee74
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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,603 ratings.