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The Czar - Avery Brewing Company

The CzarThe Czar

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,531 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1531
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by karengarys:
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karengarys

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours dark dark blackish-brown, as you would expect. It is, however, almost flat.

Smells of alcohol, and something flavorfully dark, I'm not sure what.

Taste is alcoholic overall. Some molassis or something sweetish, but the alcohol is a bit too powerful. At this strength, I expect the flavor, but this is a bit over the top.

Mouthfeel is not bad considering the flat appearance. It is subtley creamy.

Finish is slippery, and it does not leave a bad aftertaste.

This is a good RIS. Stronger than I'd expect, but the flavor is a bit over the top more acolholic than I would expect. Not for the novice, but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 02:26:55 | More by karengarys
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22oz bottle (Batch 10, bottled November 2010) into a snifter. Pours a dark cola brown w/ a 1-finger mocha head that settles to a thin film w/ a collar.

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S: Roasted malt, light vanilla bean, caramel, bitter chocolate near the end. After such an assertive appearance, this is a little tame.

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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,531 ratings.