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RATINGS: 1436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (267) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours very dark brown with small tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma of chocolate, oak, and brown sugar. Taste of chocolate followed by spices. Not much going on on the finish though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popkow (285) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle Batch 12 Oct 2013. Small tan head on dark brown with a Burgundy glowing body. Elderflower aroma lingers and flavors of chocolate, brown sugar and a light and sweet coffee. Alcohol finish but it is very slight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
This very delicious, drinkable brew was full of pleasant surprises. The pour was smooth with an ever so slight carbonation and a perfect creamy sliver of a head that remained throughout from start to finish. The flavor was consistent from top to bottom featuring all of the best of what I’ve come to expect from an Imperial Stout. The initial alcohol taste quickly fades to the background as the hints of chocolates and coffees suddenly surface on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1480) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled 2009, by my estimation, just under 2 years old. A: Pours a dark brown ale with under a single finger of toasted coconut foam which falls rather quickly to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing at best. S: Molasses, dark malts, leather and cocoa. Dig it. T: Anise, molasses and mocha malts. Plenty of sweet toffee malty goodness. This beer enjoyed its time in the glass. M: Heavy body with light carb, this beer comes together well. Leaves a nice thick coat on the palate. O: This is a solid beer. Although I can’t speak for the beer fresh, I can say this stuff is nice with a couple annuals under it. Serving type: bottle 09-18-2011

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hkrivera (92) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 19, 2013
This Imperial Stout follows the tradition of the Czars. Smooth taste, with barley essence and roasted malts. I had tasted better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a minimal brown head. Smells of cocoa, toast. Taste is sweet an bitter - dark toasty malts. Hints of chocolate & licorice. Smooth. Hides it’s strength.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (470) - - DEC 15, 2013
Bomber, batch no. 11 Nov. 2012. Rich chocolate and toffee malt aroma with a hint of roastiness. Pours inky black with a decent light brown head and excellent lacing. Big chocolate and toffee malt flavors to start. Finishes very smooth with the roasted malt coming through. Chocolate comes back at the end to linger on the palate as well. Excellent imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bomber to snifter, thick black with thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of malt and chocolate. Soft carbonation and slightly bitter finish, decent imperial stout

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2097) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Dark pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Slight malt aroma. Not much else. Taste is malty with a sour twang in the back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bomber poured dar k molasses brown with mild lacing, mild carbonation and thin dark tan head. Sticky mild lacing. Creamy mouthfeel. Nose is light chocolate and mild roast coffee. Taste is sweet roasty coffee notes and spice. Slightly bitter boozy aftertaste.


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