The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by riored4v:
4.3/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Reviewed on 12/7/10
Poured in to a pint glass. Pitch black body. Even up to the light I couldnt see through it. Silky, tan colored head about 1 finger thick. Good lacing.
Smell was roasty and bitter. Notes of molasses, coffee and toffee. Some good maltiness helps pull it all together.
Tasted excellent. Big toffee and roast. Lots of coffee and roast flavor with a mildly spicey hop bitterness in the finish. Light sweetness in finish as well. Creamy mouthfeel is followed with some chocolate flavors. Complex and delicious.
Mouthfeel was heavy body, medium carb. Sticky mouthfeel with a dry finish.
Drinkability was very good with just a hint of ABV warmth. Regardless, its a huge beer and that limits it.
Overall and excellent beer. Bold and drinkable. Would love to age this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2011 23:14:50 | More by riored4v
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
88 out of 100 based on 1,602 ratings.