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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

1,603 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,603
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 67
Gots: 201 | 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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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
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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,603 ratings.