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The Czar - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,601 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,601
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue I:

Pours a nearly opaque pitch-black, with ruby hues marking the edges and a cascading tan head that crowns to a good two fingers. Aroma is of rich, sticky, deeply ripe fruits--raisins, prunes and figs come to mind--followed by a smooth chocolate note, freshly-milled malts and an alcoholic sherry back. Ultra smooth on the palate: full-bodied, round, viscous and creamy from a lively carbonation. The chewy malt flavors are bold with a strong chocolatey presence, mild espresso, some tangy molasses, deep rooted toffee candy, caramel, honey, golden syrup and an anise-like edge; we're picking up pumpernickel bread, too. Hops are leafy, spicy, even a bit resiny and provide just enough pushback on the malty sweetness. Alcohol is quite warming and hot, producing a bit of a rummy sensation that's both sweet and peppery. Finish is dry, with lingering char notes, faint tobacco and a dusting of malt husks.

The Czar is a bit hot out of the gate, but surprisingly balanced and definitely a must-try for RIS fans. Avery's website notes, "The 2007 Vintage is showing beautiful notes of chocolate right off the bat." They also recommend aging the Czar to allow it to mature, becoming more dense and complex. We agree.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 17:11:00 | More by BeerAdvocate
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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.