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RATINGS: 1459   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)


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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (349) - - APR 11, 2015
Flarra. Doft. Blåa druvor åh lite vanilj, lite trälagrat. Åh faktiskt lite typiskt för en bra Dipa? En fräsch havsdoft!. Ovanligt för imperial Stout Häftigt. Smak typiskt rejäl mjölkchoklad . Medel söt för att vara en Imp Stout. Lättdrucken mjuk och väldigt bra Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slaktmasken (62) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
2013 bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Coffee aroma. Chocolate/coffee taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1676) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2015
Deep black with heavy khaki head. Nose of roasted malt dark fruit and licorice. Flavor follows suit with grainy roast, raisin/fig and licorice. Lingering bitter chocolate and acidic dark fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (122) - - MAR 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 2014 variety with stated 8.5% abv. Tan to brown head which isn?t foamy but is liquidy. Dark dark brown to black with red hues in light. The nose is, honestly, magnificent. Chocolate goes without saying (that seems to be required on a stout) but the hazelnut and toffee are, in a word, enticing. Perhaps a bit sweet? That?s the only issue I can come up with. The layers of flavor are exceptional. This is one for the shortlists out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whitehotg8 (75) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Upon pour this stout looks promising. Dark near-black color with a nice dense khaki head. Smells of chocolate, mocha coffee, roasted nuts with just a hint of spice with a boozy undertone. Sipping this slowly I get the obvious cocoa/chocolate notes with some licorice/rye, coffee, toasted almond with some nice warming alcohol on the back end. Really an all around fantastic imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1532) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2015
draft that poured almost black with little off white head. this one smelled nice roasted malts and chocolate plus a sweetness I couldn’t pick up right away. I understand why my friend uses this beer to make brownies. the flavors are good and not overpowering like some others. nice blend of roasted malts. chocolates and maybe it was toffee or caramel something like that...body was not as thick as you would except made for a pleasant surprise...overall very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (564) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (818) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1136) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewballs (210) - 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.


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