The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Whadawookie:
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
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.