Csar | Tin Man Brewing Company

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101 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
tinmanbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
all in line under the rule of Csar. Join with your comrades over a strong, dark beer with warring classes of dark chocolate and coffee united by the balanced flavor of hops. Drink. Enjoy. Share. Devote yourself to the Csar!


Added by bookerandy on 12-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,268
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
101
pDev:
8.8%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 23
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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoganMc
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz undated (local new release) poured into a pint glass at fridge temp 12% ABV. The beer pours absolutely black with no highlights and abundant chocolate brown head. The head settles to a thick cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is bits of chocolate, coffee and tobacco. The taste is smooth bittersweet chocolate with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied, well carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. This is a big beer that never goes sweet. Overall, very good. It's been a couple years since I've had this. I wanted to review it fresh and see if it was as good as I remembered. It is. This is the local beer that will go toe to toe with the big names.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big coffee n smoke

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Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NoYouDidnt
2.53/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours black with a 1 finger head. Aroma- grape juice, red wine, cherry, brown sugar, nutty, chocolate. Taste-dark chocolate, metallic flavors, some fruity flavors. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and slick. Overall- I will re rate this again in case this is off or something. But it's like a stout mixed with red wine. Not terribly great.

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3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jlang2012
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biggoon16
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with some tan wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts and associated oak and vanilla from the bourbon are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors from the bourbon barrel aging and has lots of vanilla and oak.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is all about the bourbon, but you don't get much of the underlying stout. There are hints of alcohol burn in the finish.

Serving type: can

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Photo of smithj4
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L) It looks like a traditional RIS. Pours an opaque dark brown, verging on black, with a creamy tan head.

S) The aroma is very toasted malt and dark fruit focused. The roastiness is intense, but the belgian candy and date is overwhelming.

T) Everything detected on the nose is in the taste, with the addition of some coffee, cocoa, and lovely dark toffees. There is a noticeable off-putting acrid taste however. Perhaps too much black malt is causing the astringency, which is a shame, because the profile would be near perfect without the slight defect.

F) The mouth-feel is silky and creamy, with medium to low carbonation. The head itself retains a creamy texture throughout the pint.

O) This is a great RIS, I just wish the slight astringent bittering notes it possesses were less noticeable, my review would probably be significantly higher if they were absent.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black body, inky, sticky, with a moderate dark tan head, persistent and a wall of lacing.

S - Big alcohol, roasted notes, chocolate elements.

T - Warm, sharp notes of ashy blackened malts, dark fruits, raisins and plums, hints of dark chocolate, bitter bite in the close.

M - Viscous and sticky, mild carbonation, mild drying in the close.

O - A touch too ashy, but overall, one surprisingly good RIS.

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Csar from Tin Man Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 101 ratings
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