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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3.48/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 22oz bottle marked "Batch No. 12 Oct 2013" into an Avery tulip.
Appearance - pours a dark syrup, no light coming through. A thin, mocha head that has great retention, but leaves minimal lace.
Smell - some dark chocolate, mocha, spice and maybe some maple syrup and toffee.
Taste - whoa, this is hot; a big, no nonsense beer. Bold flavors similar to Ten Fidy, but the alcohol is much more present.
Feel - heavy, chewy; definitely a sipper. Finishes too sweet.
Overall - a no doubt about it, big beer! Take your time with this one! Poor value.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 03:59:08 | More by DenverHopHead
The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.