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The Czar | Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
2,092 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
947
Ratings:
2,092
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
359
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 2,092 |  Reviews: 947
Photo of Uconnelmo
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nalid66
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rw1992
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justinp444
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip OCT 2014 batch drank on 6/11/16, it has a black body and a inch and a quarter thick beige head of fine foam. Smell of roasted malt, chocolate, lots of a bread-y yeast, vanilla, caramel. and some slight toffee. Taste is Burnt sugar, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bread-y malt, caramel, and some slight cinnamon. Mouth feel is full, body is moderate, and a light to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sampled June 2016 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 hops, more hops than most stouts.

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

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth.

Overall: Nice imperial stout. Best if you enjoy a combination strong malts and bitterness from the hops. Great aftertaste of hops, more than I get from other stouts. I love the hoppy aftertaste that I typically only get from an IPA. I will buy this again.

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Photo of Mgcarney
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of omahawk
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is dark almost black with a hint of red tint. Little carbonation and small head that diminished quickly. Taste is slightly boozy, balanced to the sweet side with some caramel and dark malt notes. My preference would be for more hop buttering and roast character. This is a solid, albeit not my favorite big stout,

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Photo of TH28
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle. Oct 2014 bottle date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with a light khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Plum and dark cherry fruitiness is quite strong, with dark chocolate and a light roast. Taste: A sharp dark roasty malt, with a touch of wood and cherry. Bitterness is on the lower end of the style. Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable and accentuates the astringency of the roast Finish: Leaves a touch of roast and a slight oxidized malt. Overall: A decent but not spectacular imperial stout. Aroma has a nice cherry character to counter the roast. Taste comes off as a bit harsh, especially for a beer with 18 mths on it at 8.5 ABV, as the alcohol and roast come off a little astringent.

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Photo of corywalston
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave2234
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bear1964
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sharp/acrid nose, a little black marker-y, clearly lots of acidic roasted malt in there. Palate was smoother, more chocolate-forward. It's fine. It's a RIS. It'll do the job, if that's what you're going for. But I wouldn't bother with this when stuff like Expo, Stone IRS, etc. are readily available.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Golfer3Aces
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of acashk
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 22 oz magnum.
Updated to include the last of the Czar that remains in the keg. 5/20/2017 at Ron's Corner Tavern. Another excellent brew from Avery now gone into retirement.

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Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Czar from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,092 ratings
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