The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by bjohnson:
3.85/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Foil covers the cap. 2005 version of The Czar. Enjoyed at cellar temp.
Pours a jet black color with a one finger caramel well head. The edges fad leaving a foamy dollop in the middle of the glass. Soft sticky lacing down the glass. Coffee, chocolate, and caramel malt notes. Strong infusion of dark fruit notes with a nice punch of figs and raisins to round out the aromas. Spicy with a touch of booze.
Big and bold. Roasted malt and black patent are the big players. Chocolate flavors come through with a bit of molasses and sweet caramel. Spicy and boozy with a bunch of leafy hops that sickle the tongue and taste buds. Spicyness takes away from the mouthfeel as I figured the 2 years this was laying down would calm the booze. Roasted malt and slight coffee bean flavors in the aftertaste. A nice impy stout, but not something that will blow your mind. There are better ones out there.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2007 01:06:02 | More by bjohnson
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
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