The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by granger10:
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Man alive this was a good beer. It poured quite dark with ruby highlights. The head was small (understandable considering the abv) but held nicely. When I smelled it I got a TON of different flavors including coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, lots of alcohol, soy sauce, etc. The taste was like the smell but more intense. The initial hit is a wallop to my tongue. Real sweet molasses and candied currants. Alcohol is strong the whole way through which was actually fitting for the taste. There was an underlying earthiness here and slight hop flavor, but not bitter. More sweetness comes in the form of chocolate, brown sugar, and maybe some vinous flavors. The body was a little thin and not quite carbonated enough. I'm going to age some of these and just wait for the phenomenon that will be "The aged Czar".
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2004 17:27:52 | More by granger10
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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
88 out of 100 based on 1,599 ratings.