The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Batch No. 10; brewed in November, 2011. Poured into Courvoisier snifter glasses.
Pours extremely dark brown... but not quite black, I'd say. A little sudsy. Just a lip of foam that kept as a ring.
Berries and dark chocolate in the nose. A little bit vinous, perhaps from the age, so not full-blown roasty as I was expecting. Hints of plum and raisin and caramel creme. Light nuances of pine and floral hops. Smells rich and full-on.
Ah, yes. Big and roasty. Uber-creamy body with a whole lotta syrupy heft. Sticky on the upper lip and on the fingers from touching a drip on the glass. Dark chocolate, blackberries, severe roast, spicy alcohol, licorice, dark roast coffee, creme caramel, plum, and a little grape. Aged like a champ. Carbonation has survived with a mild crackle-and-pop. Very light hop sizzle with the bitterness to follow. A little sweet for an RIS. Finishes drier and medium in length.
A great beer. Tasty and full-bodied. Absolutely, the beer I should be drinking tonight. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2013 04:32:23 | More by thecheapies
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 1,603 ratings.