The Czar | Avery Brewing Company

very good
2,077 Ratings
The CzarThe Czar

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Wildman on 01-05-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tons of flavors from roasty to sweet. Heckuva head from a forceful pour. Delicious in every way. Batch No. 14 from Nov. 2015. Glad I have another one to age

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Tar black with a slowly developing brown cream head. The foam looks like whipped chocolate milk, and I want to eat it with a spoon. Lots of creamy lace is left around my snifter, and the two finger head falls to a fat collar and a little haze on top of the brew. This brew shows the slightest hints of brown around the edges when held directly to the light.

S - Dark bitter chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel filled chocolates, double chocolate chip ice cream. In fact, this smells like about every kind of assorted chocolates that you might find in Gump's proverbial box. Profound walnut notes are there along with cream cheese and chocolate flavored graham crackers. This is one of the most outstanding noses that I've ever encountered. A big ole five for smells here!

T - The flavors have all the chocolate complexity from the nose, and bring a big smoky woodfire element in to the mix. The charcoal, smoke, campfires, and wet lumber notes are part of what I'm experiencing during retro olfaction (breathing out of your nose after you swallow). There is an astonishing amount of sugar in this beer, but it's expertly balanced with smoky roasted notes, bitter and tangy hops, and a good alcohol burn. Outstanding.

M - This is as full bodied as a bevy of full figured beauties on a cupcake binge. Ridiculously sugary like cake batter, but it's never too much to handle since the massive hops and astringent alcohol keep things in check.

D - A simply outstanding beer. One could discount this for the amazingly high alcohol content, but for me dinkability refers to my overall enjoyment and opinion of the beer. I'm sure there are threads on this site devoted to discussing the definition of drinkability, and for some it means sessionable low alcohol content. But I rarely drink more than two beers in one sitting, and I'd rather have one bomber of this than three other weaker brews. This is one of the best beers that I've ever had. No shit.

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The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 2,077 ratings.
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