Bourbon Barrel-Aged Czar Imperial Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,354
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
22
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Black and thick with a small mocha colored head, slight lacing

Smell - Coffee, malt, raison/dried fruit

Taste - Coffee with sweet caramel flavor and notes of chocolate and some raison/dried fruit flavor - well balanced

Feel - Too much carbonation for my liking, takes away from the beer a little bit but still thick and full bodied

Overall an exceptional imperial stout and I highly recommend drinking along side either a bourbon or a light irish style stout such as guiness or any stout that tastes like an iced coffee. This will enhance the flavors of this beer and make it superb as well as enhance the flavors of the bourbon. I paired with Vault's Coffee Stout and a couple average priced bourbons that ended up tasting amazing.

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Photo of MHJeff06
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oktoberfest
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BreakfastStout
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of menezes
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Fremont897
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sampled December 2014 from bottle in pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark color, dark tan head that quickly disappeared. I would have liked the head to last longer.

Smell: Sweet with strong toasted coffee aromas, also some hints of the hops.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt and hops. Dominated by roasted coffee, but with some flavor from the hops. The strong alcohol adds to the flavors as well. Taste starts sweet with malts, then comes the roasted coffee flavors, and then a little bitterness from the hops. Overall a great combination and a great taste.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but smooth.

Overall: Nice imperial stout. Best if you enjoy a combination strong malts & coffee, with a little bitterness from the hops. I will buy this again.

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Photo of Bob_Little
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Not bad. Not a first choice stout for me, but no complaints in a pinch.
Dark black. Moderately rich mouthfeel.
Some malty bitterness, simultaneous with hints of dark molasses sweetness that partially masks what feels like potent alcohol.
Long finish, with some licorice.

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Photo of Mayo2323
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Williaar
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of spoony
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jasonrm72
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jriggins6
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of McNazz
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of layinbrix
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Czar Imperial Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 22 ratings