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RATINGS: 1456   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
2013 Batch: 10.3% ABV
2014 Batch: 8.5% ABV (Separate Listing)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2014
2012 vintage. Dark as oil. Thin tan head. Opened to celebrate last fish fryday of 2014. Hot. Coffee beans. Can’t drink too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (240) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Had this one a few days ago. Imperial Stout is my favorite style, and this is a great one. Wonderful aroma of bourbon, oak and hops. The booze also comes through in the flavor, but not so much that it makes it sweet. Reasonably priced compared to some other highly rated stouts. This will become a go-to for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Growler from Joe Canal’s in Lawrenceville, NJ. Opaque black color. Creamy tan head is small and lingering. Mild coffee aroma. Smooth, silky roasted malt flavor. Thick and luxurious mouthfeel. Notes of espresso, licorice and treacle. Resiny hops in finish, along with vanilla and prunes. Big, bold and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (872) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Roasted malt with a spice note. Chocolate taste and light coffee. Not bad. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (223) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Smoke, chocolate and leather perfume out of the glass. Little head and a not quite pitch black color. Taste is a slight hit of hops that leads into the dark malts and some more of that smoke flavor. Roasty and clean with a little but of an alcohol burn. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (694) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Spicy and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is slight sweet with a coffee aftertaste and a sweet finish. Enjoyable imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1199) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2014
A punch in the face Imperial Stout. Espresso, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, some hints of vanilla. Pours a dark oily black, no light showing through, tan head that dissipates quickly. Full mouthfeel, carbonation is just right. Leaves the flavor on the tongue like oil. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (414) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap at Taco Mac. Nearly jet black with a creamy mocha head. Roast, coffee and heavy chocolate aroma; vanilla and dark ripe fruit notes. Very sweet - chocolate and ripe red fruit are prominent flavors. Finish is somewhat dry with a mild hoppiness. Body is full and creamy. Very good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (813) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
pours inky black with a creamy tan head and solid lacing. aroma is coffee, vanilla and chocolate. taste is much the same with a stiff hop character and a well balanced quality overall. finish is long and a tad boozy but it doesn’t completely give away its high abv. excellent, refined beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 09.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Big slightly brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly sweet, licorice, chocolate pudding, dark malts, coffee, dark sugar, soy sauce, caramel, hints of dark fruits. Taste is slightly dry, cough syrup, spicy raw licorice pastilles, alcohol, hops, dark malts, burnt caramel and coffee, dark sugar. Longlasting mild bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice one, but I think it would have been even better with some years in the cellar.

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