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RATINGS: 1428   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (1952) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Aromas are roasted with some chocolate and spice tones. Flavors are rich with dark malts and some sugars, licorice and spice tones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (2810) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
Batch N°12, octobre 2013.  10.3%.  Un liquide noir qui tombe assez lourdement dans mon verre.  Un début de dentelle après le court passage d’une petite mousse beige.  Au nez, des effluves de caramel fruité et de houblons floraux qui se manifestent bruyamment derrière une voix fortement anisée.  Au goût, un liquide qui vibre au son d’un alcool poivré soutenu par des flaveurs florales.  Un langoureux retour de l’anis qui s’accroche derrière chaque ressac houblonné.  De belles notes fruitées et délicieuses : j’ai l’impression de mordre dans un raisin laqué au chocolat.  En bouche, je perçois un liquide au corps bien costaud.  Les petites bulles très piquantes évoluent bien.  La texture est doublement crémeuse.  En finale, les notes chaudes et l’amertume me confirment que je suis sur le territoire d’un stout impérial de qualité.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (585) - Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours black with ruby highlights. Has half a finger of khaki head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Aroma of light chocolate and mild coffee. Taste has a big alcohol character with some dark fruit, minimal coffee, a hint of soy sauce and some hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is semi full with moderate carbonation. Not at all what I expected or wanted from this stout. Would have liked more typical chocolate and coffee flavors and much less booze. Extremely disappointed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
A: Roasted malt and dark, dried fruits are the dominant aroma. Very faint hints of sweet chocolate follow and maybe a whisper of coffee. A: Pours black with a two-and-a-half-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Great lacing. T: A deep roast flavor with chocolate and toffee. Virtually no bitterness present though. Faint coffee with a warming alcohol finish. P: Medium to full bodied with just the right level of carbonation. O: A wonderful representation of the style, it is a nice, flavorful imperial stout with great booze heat that feels a bit thinner and less substantial than many, but World Class in every other regard.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (355) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Coffee black with a thin, tan head. Smells like I’m getting an uppercut from someone clinching coffee beans, cocoa beans, and molasses in their fist. Flavor reminds me of a crisp day after thanksgiving morning with your Irish grandfather who drinks bourbon like it’s his only means of conveyance. Here’s to family gatherings where you would rather drink yourself into a coma instead of partake in awkward family photos and fellowship. CHEERS

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4038) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle: Batch No.11 Nov 2012: Thanks Gothgargoyle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Brown pour. Medium sized mocha light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roast, cacoa, roasted coffee beans, some oatmeal, some soya, coffee roast, barley malt roast, wood roast. Lovely aroma with a lovely dominating coffee (roast) aroma. Yummi! Flavours of roast, spices, coffee, coffee roast, some chalk, espresso, some oatmeal, roasted coffee beans, wood roast, barley malt roast, some pepper and bay leaf hints, bitters, some cream, some toffee, some dark fruits, hint of yeast and more coffee. Lovely coffee tones! Very well done! Aftertaste has tones of coffee, chalk, malt roast, bitters, some spices, coffee roast, some yeast and wood roast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. Awesome balanced, easy drinkable and such a delicious tasting beer! Awesome brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (738) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours inky black with a two finger khaki head with decent lacing. Aroma is or licorice, roasted malts, anise, currants, toffee, espresso, bakers coco, and a little booze. Taste is roasted malts, licorice, molasses, currants, mocha, toffee, anise, and a little booze. Has a medium full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly boozy, long finish. Overall, a pretty nice imp stout that has some nice complex flavors going on, but could be better it had less boozy notes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (133) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Wonderful. Big bold taste. Large notes of coffee, cocoa, and sweet molasses. This stout pours a dark ruby red and quickly builds to a think light brown head that creates considerable lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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