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The Czar - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,847 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,847
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 80
Gots: 271 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.57% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wildman on 01-05-2003

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Ratings: 1,847 | Reviews: 889
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4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours black with a thick tan head that leaves considerable lacing

Smell: Earthy, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, a hint of sweetness

Taste: Starts off earthy, gives you nice dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. A lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel: Full body and chewy. Medium carbonation, which is surprising considering the style and the age of the bottle

Overall: This is a pretty good brew, my bottle is labeled October 2013, so it is about a year and a half old (forgot about it in the cellar). It is pretty good. Love big stouts, especially this time of year.

Photo of bman13
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not "bad" but the 2014 batch isn't very good. First off, it's only 8.5% ABV. Second, it's so ridiculously thin for an Imperial Stout. Third, it's way too sweet for a stout. There's absolutely zero lacing whatsoever. It tastes of a watered down stout with bananas, no alcohol, no chocolate, no coffee, nothing. This was an extreme letdown. I'll try this year's and hopefully it is better, because I'm not very pleased with the 2014 batch at all.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Loved this beer when I first started drinking craft.

Aroma is roasty, with cocoa sweetness and booze, and a bit of banana ester.

Flavor is sweet, with just a hint of roast and char at the lightly bitter finish. The esters come through here, as well. It's a bit harsh.

Dark fruit adds complexity, but it's not enough to counter the sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,847 ratings.