The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by eslemarc:
3.73/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Batch No. 10, Nov 2011.
Pours with a lighter coffee color rather than the near black that I'm used to seeing in imperial stouts. Presents with a nice 2-3mm head of cappuccino color, very foamy looking. The head quickly laces as the head falls. Good looking beer.
The nose has some candied apple smell, really pleasant sweetness that reminds me of apples. There's a mild breadiness to it with a darker side of roasted coffee that slowly comes through.
The taste has some punch! There's a wonderful marriage of roasted maltiness up front with a delicate buttering on the sides. The anise becomes more apparent after the taste than it did solely on the nose. Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation makes me a great drinking experience. It sits well in the belly and warms rather well. Just a touch of booze on the finish.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2011 20:02:06 | More by eslemarc
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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