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The Czar - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,644 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,644
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 68
Gots: 209 | FT: 9
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Bottled 11/2011, enjoyed 11/2013.
Pours deep mahogany with some brightness under a thick light tan tinted off-white film that provides rich lace.
Nose: prune, some sherry notes, dried fig, mild roast.
Palate: Big dried fruit soaked in sherry backed by roast malts that suggest light coffee.
Chewy, creamy, warming, luscious, medium low carbonation.

pat61, Wednesday at 02:36 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

dahray02, Monday at 01:51 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

DutchcdnTEXAN, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

dr_howard, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

aoampm, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

CreekyJarls, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

In review is Batch #11 from Nov. 2012.

A - Pours pitch black and the color of tar (sounds like "Czar", eh?). A thick cocoa colored creamy head covers the beer and lasts for a long time before forming a THICK creamy ring around the top.

S - Dark cocoa, burnt chocolate, light char, and cream.

T - Has a moderate amount of boozy effervescence underneath shoots up through the sinuses on the first sip. Lots of oak, dark chocolate, some dark sweet chocolate buried way below with a hint of dark fruit.

M - Thick medium to full body, a little slippery, the oak and alcohol combo make for a semi-dry finish.

O - Because of the bottle age, everything has blended rather nicely but the boozy heat can't be ignored. Overall, with two years on this bottle, it's better than the overall rating and a great sipper.

jzeilinger, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

pjs234, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mdaschaf, Sep 03, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev -2.8%

On tap at The Mayor of Old Town

A- Dark khaki head that dissipates quickly but leaves a layer of lace. Pitch black body. 4

S- Heavy oak aroma, chocolate and sweet malt. A tad of cherry-like aroma or something fruity. 3.8

T- Heavy sweet malts, milk chocolate, vanilla and oak flavors are prominent, before a heavy booze finish with subtle dark chocolate. Hints of baker's chocolate linger on my tongue. I also notice something like tobacco. 3.8

M- Heavy mouthfeel with a bit of booziness, smoothes out mid-palate before a bitter, dry, finish. 3.75

Overall, a good Imperial Stout but not one that really sets itself apart from others or drinks incredibly smoothly. 3.82

ONovoMexicano, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,644 ratings.