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The Czar - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,599 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,599
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 67
Gots: 199 | 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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Winter

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin tan head that settled to the surface. Cocoa, fig and alcohol on the aroma. Coating, full-bodied mouthfeel. Vinous, husky and grainy front. Licorice and sweet dark molasses introduce themselves. The nearly 13% alcohol doesn't wait long to punch its way through and remind you that this is an Imperial stout. The Czar is smooth and not really oily. Hop bitterness arrives toward the back. Slightly more hoppy than desired. Maybe that's it's American influence. Regardless, though, the taste is right on target for a good Imperial Stout. This was very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2005 01:40:44 | More by Winter
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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,599 ratings.