Csar | Tin Man Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
94 Ratings
CsarCsar
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
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of NoYouDidnt
2.53/5  rDev -36.6%
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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Photo of pants678
2.7/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Black body, beige head.

Hoppy, some roasted malt.

Damn near a black IPA. Burnt, not roasted and cocoa powder. I wish I had a taste for this but too rich for my blood.

On the syrupy side, could use some bubbles.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpayne5
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Bingja18
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jakep2021
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derekgw123
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was excited to try a local russian imperial stout. The first few sips were very bitter/almost hoppy. As the beer warmed up the taste was much better. Chocolate and coffee came through and it ended up being a decent imperial stout.

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Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Light fruity and floral esters, booze, and deeply roasted malt are accented by dark chocolate to form the aroma.

Flavor reveals an initial boozy sweetness that fades to cocoa mid palate, ending in a dry, roasty, bitter, slightly fusel finish. The 12 percent is not hidden. Could use a lot more specialty malt to add depth and detract from the alcohol. I don't know what they're doing to their beers, but the majority seem to be harsh at the finish. Sparge too hot?

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Photo of Chaney
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on-tap at the Gerst Haus just a little while ago. I split an 8oz. with my brother.

Even the bartender mentioned several times that "Tin Man" has improved significantly since their inception in the past year when I last tried their stuff. Glad they've entered a new era in their existence.

Served in an 8oz. glass.

A: Poured black as night with a head only about two shades lighter than the liquid below it.

S: Nice molasses and 90% cacao scent, pretty sweet, but still had that distinct RIS quality as opposed to a coffee or standard IS one, which was totally appropriate to my mind.

T: Infinitely bitter, but still pretty good. Best enjoyed in small quantities, but that's the brewer's intention anyway. Sorta like booze infused hot cocoa, but without the heat.

M: Again, bitter, bitter and then some, which was a bit of a problem, but it wasn't insurmountable. Nice sipper with a fair bit of lacing while still maintaining a fairly low sugar content.

O: A nice Tin Man entry. It's my understanding they have enough money to pretty much brew anything they want to. Happy to see them brew stuff of this quality now.

FYI: I tried their "Overlord Imperial IPA" earlier and it was a real wow!

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Photo of parkead2
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biggoon16
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of osuskin
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap tonight when my wife and I stopped by for dinner. Tin Man's regular beers are run of the mill and don't interest me, but they have a higher gravity series that is pretty good.

The pour is pitch black and thickish. Resembles black maple syrup in its thickness. A nice shade of brown in the head above. Everything about this beer is dark.

It's a malty smell of cocoa, coffee, char and roasty stuff. Clearly a stout with it's almost bitter scent. It smells dark.

It's got a stouty taste. Was thinking maybe a bit of chocolate, but it wasn't there. Expresso coffee and some roasty bitterness. Alcohol is very prevalent.

Roasty feel and a bit grainy. It's a bit easier to drink cold because the heat from the alcohol is more tolerable, as it warms it brings the heat. Not smooth, but not that that's bad. Almost chewy. Full bodied. A bite from the alcohol but not so much the hops.

It's a really good beer which almost makes the food prices tolerable. Small brewery that can compete with the big boys with this imperial stout.

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Photo of Warren2621
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolantheBondFan
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Tin Man. I hadn't been there in a while, and I heard that they were getting better, so me and a friend went back to give them a shot. The first time around, we weren't impressed, but this time was way different.

Our waitress was obviously a beer drinker and recommended that, since we were talking about how much we enjoyed dark stouts, we try this imperial stout, and I was very impressed

Served in an 8oz. glass.

A: Very dark, almost completely black. A small head on it that was very dark brown.

S: Smelled like a Russian Imperial Stout. I'm not much of a smell guy, so thats not my forte, but it smelled good.

T: Bitter, but delicious. It was smooth and very very good. One of the best IRS that I have had (and Old Rasputin was my starter beer). Definitely enough for me to return. It's also very strong (around 12%) so the fact that it is served in small portions is appropriate.

M: Smooth and easy to swallow, but still quite bitter, which I like. It went very well with the soup that I had.

O: I am very happy to say that they have improved an amazing deal since they began. Their first months were full of bad beer and bad service, but this time around, the beer was solid and the service was fun, yet very attentive. I am definitely going back, since I live in Evansville.

Also, their Overlord is an amazing IPA and their new Milk and Coffee Porter is just as good as this, maybe better.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of Zazzi82
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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