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RATINGS: 1483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (614) - - FEB 5, 2015
This is to sweet for me, but I think it’s appropriate for the style. I taste toffee and alcohol. Not much roast. Not a lot of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (931) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle. Vintage 2013. Black and oily with light mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, black liquorice, and roasted malts. Taste is coffee roast, anise, dark chocolate, and light bitterness. Finishes slightly bitter with a black liquorice aftertaste, medium bodied, a bit of heat on the finish. Pretty tasty, lots of black liquorice no a nice amount of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1822) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft at Ale House. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, date. Flavor follows. Chocolate, molasses, dark dried fruits. A bit of licorice in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewballs (215) - USA - JAN 19, 2015
After their miserable White Rascal they redeem themselves. A good but not great stout. Dark. A smell of roasted chocolate. Thick head. A bit bitter. Warm wash down. Since it is a bit roasty it cools down quickly. Definitely a winter beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (364) - - JAN 17, 2015
Batch 12, Oct 2013. Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 06.29.14. A: Sweet malt, chocolate, dark fruit. Very sweet and delicious smelling. A: 2 finger brown/tan head that stays. Midnight black body with some red at the bottom. T: Chocolate, dark fruit, and sweet malt are dominant. A slight wood/roastiness, and spiciness are subtle. P: Creamy smooth like silk. Nice bubbles on the back end. Medium chewy. O: This does have some alcohol heat that is detectable on the back end. It also has some spiciness, but it doesn’t overwhelm as in other beers. The spiciness actually nicely balances the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2230) - 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 (817) - - 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 (72) - 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

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