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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

1,597 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 66
Gots: 199 | FT: 7
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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jdklks

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3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not as "big" or as bursting with flavor as the label would suggest. It pours black (like any RIS), but when held up to light is curiously transparent. it is accompanied by a foamy head that is off-white. The color of the head doesn't excite me (a brown head I find usually suggests more coffee and chocolate; this, however, is white). The beer looks overly carbonated, which I think is due to its relative lightness (for an RIS), but it is not when tasted. The smell is weak for an RIS, and nothing really stands out; rather, it is a mixture of certain [predictable] characteristics that, having come together, are hard to place exactly as they are. In other words, this beer doesn't emphasize anything, which makes it a little dull.

The taste is similar to the smell- no clear emphasis, no outstanding flavors, and thus little complexity. The usuals are present in short supply- chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits (plum, and maybe cherry), etc., etc. there is present an almost fruit candy sweetness, that doesn't blend well with the other flavors. As previously mentioned, the beer is lighter than expected or desired. It is not great, and I dont see myself buying it again.

edit: i didn't look at this review and ended up buying it again. score has been adjusted (lowered) accordingly. not very enticing.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 22:55:07 | More by jdklks
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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.