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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Behold the stunning crimson hues through the inky blackness. Inhale the noble Hallertau hops, spicy and floral. Savor the flavors redolent of English toffee, rich mocha, sweet molasses, candied currants and a hint of anise. We highly recommend cellaring additional bottles, as the Czar will continue to mature and become denser and more complex with age.

2002 Batch: 12.2% ABV
2003 Batch: 11.9% ABV
2004 Batch: 13.0% ABV
2005 Batch: 11.03% ABV
2006 Batch: 11.04% ABV
2007 Batch: 11.73% ABV
2008 Batch: 10.77% ABV
2009 Batch: 10.82% ABV
2010 Batch: 11.69% ABV
2011 Batch: 10.57% ABV
2012 Batch: 11.1% ABV
2013 Batch: 10.3% ABV
2014 Batch: 8.5% ABV (Separate Listing)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Floral notes, coffee, molasses, roasted malt, and caramel sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a little anise, but mostly roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 11, 2015
Look: pours a dark black. Brown sugar colored head. Let's a little light through on the edges. Smell: roasted malts. Chocolate. Bitter coffee. Alcohol. Taste: roasted malts first thing. Chocolate on the back. Coffee somewhere in the middle. Feel: dryer than i expected for a stout. Relatively thin mouth feel. Overall: nice beer. Really want to know if this is supposed to be a drier form of stout. First drank: home 1/11/15 Vintage: October 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiker42 (1) - - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
Mild alcohol, roasty, coffee, on tap @tapsandcaps, toast, caramel, awesomeness , resin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickel (720) - - DEC 31, 2014
Look: black Nose: coffee, floral hops, chocolate Toungue: Chocolate, toffee, coffee with bitter hoppy background Aftertaste: bittersweet Probably to "strong" and too hoppy. Anyway awesome beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Black color with crimson tones. Whiskey, anise, currants and light toffee in the nose. Also tastes of whiskey and anise. Add notes of chocolate, toffee, roasted barley, dark cherries, coffee, light molasses and caramel malts. Medium-full body. Darn good, but thought it would be even better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours black but looks brown when held to light. Khaki head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of chocolate predominates, peanuts, anise, marshmallow. Taste of coffee, vanilla, anise finishing with mild clean alcohol. Tobacco lingers at finish. Mouthfeel thin for imperial stout. Overall, decent. Not mind blowing but solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (540) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Poured black. Aromas of chocolate, malt, toffee. Flavor much the same. Very enjoyable, slightly boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Bottle says oct 2014- 8.5% Pours dark brown/black with no head. Opaque. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, alcohol, molasses. Taste is sweet upfront with a subtle bitterness underneath. Palate is medium-full body. Thick texture. Overall, a really decent stout. Not the best, but very good for the pricepoint. Fairly complex. A little too sweet and a little light on body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bobbymac29649 (4) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
My favorite so far. 10.3% ABV. It went ok with pizza, then was even better with a chocolate chip cookie. Then by itself, yum. Great mouth feel and body. I love everything about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (677) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2014
22oz bottle to 22oz snifter. Inky black with a bitter roasted aroma. Thick everlasting creamy head. Huge roasted flavor. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a little bite. Bone warming.

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