The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.68/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a 2009 bottle for this for $6 a bit ago and figured it's time to drink. Kept at 55 degrees in cellar. Poured into Duvel Tulip. 10.82% ABV for this vintage.
A- Pours a rich semi-transparent brown hue. A good light mocha head forms, and is reduced to some capping and ring of foam after a minute or so. Beer sits a very dark brown in glass.
S- Rich dark sweet fruits, candied figs. Light spice and a touch of toffee resin.
T- Similar to smell would indicate. Heavy on the sweet dark fruit. Still a touch of boozy alcohol in the mix. Some light mildly sharp tartness. A chocolate covered cherry that had been dipped in darker bourbon quality, but only half as rich and good as that description actually sounds.
M- Medium bodied in general making it on the lighter side for the style of RIS. The sweet warming booze lingers well as does some fruity tartness. Wet and bold on palate. Hits quick.
O- A good fruity RIS, but really missing traditional stout qualities. Reminded me more of other styles, like an old ale and BSDA mixed.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2011 02:48:49 | More by busterthecat
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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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