The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I remembered thinking this beer was too sweet the first time I tried it. Now that I have the malt-itch, I thought I should give it another go. I am definitely a bigger fan of it this time around.
Very dark, but with an amber or brownish tint to it. The tan head settles down to a thin film. I get malts and yeast along with some raisin in the nose. Very strong smelling, no surprise with the abv nearing 12%.
The taste has a dominant maltiness that is well balanced by a strong hop presence. Some sort of hearty winter breadiness is hiding somewhere in the sludge.
This is a very thick beer. Not my favorite imperial stout, I would be more inclined towards a less malty one that had a bit more hops, but still it's a fine brew all the same. I used to be able to buy a bomber for less than 5 dollars. I wish I would have bought a case to experiment with aging this sucker.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2011 03:26:02 | More by Whadawookie
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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
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