The Czar - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by whatthehull:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Deep dark brown, half finger deep tan head and some decent lacing
S - Earth, Dark coca, nuts, wood, molasses, caramel, toffee, vanilla, licorice, flowers, butter?, HERBS, spices, funk, booze, candy sugar, MALTS (toasted and bitter sweet), some fruit and more nuts
T - Dark chocolate, some silk booze, nuts, vanilla, herbs, earth, wet wood, whiskey, molasses, anise, bitter hop, coffee, caramel or toffee, dried flowers (potpourri), very sweet yeast, toasted and sweet malt, sugar and late harvest or dried dark fruits
M - Full bodied, tons of complexity, nice balance, low acidity and long finish
D - This is a huge Stout. If Guinness is your thing, beware! So many dark, toasted and very bold flavors. This is a fall/winter wonderland. Huge, yet balanced and still very enjoyable and refreshing
Final thought - Buy at least two, drink one now and one years later, I promise you won't be disappointed. $8 and 11% abv, yes!
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2011 09:13:53 | More by whatthehull
More User Reviews:
3.59/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
2013 bottle. Found on shelf of a Whole Foods-eque store. Sitting on the shelf. Needed a stout and haven't had this Avery in awhile if ever. One of those Saturday mornings where I opted for a dark beer instead of coffee.
A: Black mocha brown coloring with a light carbonated head that dissipates quickly. Not too thick. Has the color of a porter in my opinion.
S: Real subtle scents. Very unoffending for a high ABV beer. No detection of alcohol. Aside from a slighty malty chocolate muted scent there isn't much there. Almost milk-like at the end. Sweet.
T: Follows through with the nose, pretty easy going stout. Nice malty and nice low hoppy character that I like in stouts. Vanilla but somewhat chalky at the end. Little bit of smoke but this chalkiness blended in. It makes you desire more but for given the price, I'm not too bummed.
M: Kind of unfulfilling for a stout. You get the carbonation but it has this finish that mimics bitter chocolate without sugar. Not thick at all for a high ABV stout. but smooth. No hard esters as noted in the scent and equally detected in the mouthfeel.
O: A decent stout. There is nothing complex here but at the same time it's pretty inoffensive for the alcohol content and would be an excellent beer to introduce to someone who doesn't care for stouts. Its one of those rare stouts that I like less as it warms up. I love Avery especially some of their earlier sours and Uncle Jacobs. I'd pick this up again. It's right on par with the other stouts that I can get for $8. It did sit on the shelf so that could be factored in but not too much.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 16:57:56 | More by putonyourwalkingshoes
The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,585 ratings.