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The Czar - Avery Brewing Company

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The CzarThe Czar

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,588 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,588
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 66
Gots: 201 | FT: 8
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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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov. 2011 vintage Batch 10 22 oz. bottle poured into an oversized snifter

A: Pours jet black with one and a half finger tan head that takes a several minutes to reduce to a thin foam ring.

S: Dark fruits, raisins, plum, perhaps a bit of fig dominate undertones of chocolate and booze.

T: This is one complex RIS. There so much here that every sip adds a bit more. Fig, raisins, chocolate, malt, espresso, and toffee. The hops add a perfect bitter edge. The abundant alcohol adds quite a bit of heat.

M: Wonderful full-body smoothness. Very nice indeed...

O: An incredibly solid RIS that does not seem to get the praise that it deserves. The Czar doesn't lack in any category and exceeds where some much more expensive RIS's don't. There was still quite a bit of heat 4-5 months after bottling. It will be interesting to see what a year or two of cellaring will do.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 03:53:24 | More by chanokokoro
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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.

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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,588 ratings.