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:
13
For Trade:
1
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
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 BEERchitect
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In the classic dominance of its namesake, Tin Man's Csar dictates its bold, roasty and decadent flavor from sip until finish with no reprieve in between.

Its ominously dark austere pours like tar with inky black legging and a stern whipped foam cap of mocha-stained creme. Billowing over the rim, its dar and earthy fragrance fills the room with dark-roast coffee, burnt sugars, dark chocolate, walnut and campfire. Its lavishly decadent malts glide over the tongue with black-strap molasses, heavy cream and a hearty seared-in sweetness.

Its sweetness holds firm over the middle palate while the roasted grain adds complexity and robustness in forms of espresso, baker's chocolate, roasting walnut, burnt marshmallow and smoldering ember. Its earthy bitterness is coffee-like and of burnt woods with an after tow of grilled dark fruit.

As the alcohol rounds out the flavors, rum-soaked black cherry and mild licorice accompany powerful spice and warmth with the full-bodied beer laying down succulent and savory maltiness even late in taste. Its continued roasty sweetness lingers long afterwards with hints of bourbon and rum.

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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 dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, sample from the brewery.

Beautiful looking head and trailing lace on the glass. Pitch black liquid. Boozy nose, dark fruit, dark sugar, roasted grain, and dark chocolate in the nose and on the palate. Very smooth, full bodied. A pretty massive brew but still quite the sipper. Worth the hunt for a can or few.

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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 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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 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 costanzo_mike
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Domvan
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 KYGunner
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on draft and found it to be a completely different beer and a better beer, but I review this as I sit with a can.

Csar produces a strong balanced taste of char, roasted coffee, dry chocolate malt and molasses. I do catch tinges of chocolate, marshmallow and Graham cracker. The draft version had a nice addition of cinnamon that truly transformed this.

The feel is dry, thin for 12%, and adds a little alcohol heat. Overall this is well worth buying a 4 pack.

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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 calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Csar from Tin Man Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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