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Brew It Up! Czars Tar

Formerly brewed at Brew It Up!
Style: Imperial Stout
Sacramento, California USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Gold Medal Winner, California State Fair, 2002.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"by the time we got to this one, BIU had already proven that they could do the more uninteresting styles, and do some of them quite well. what about the big boys? well, i got some of this for home. great balance between roasted malt and pruney sweetness, alcohol and hops. itís pretty heavy w/a full mouthfeel. what i expect from an imperial stout. good stuff. dang...only a few months later, it bombs. safe to say it didnít bottle or age well at all. astringent and funky. not good. still very nice on tap, but i gotta dock a few points for the drainpour. 4.1 tap...2+ bottle. i wonít get a take home again."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
14th May 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, bubbly tan head. Palate is softish and dry. Low carbonation. Tangy dark malt, but no roast or bitterness, A little wood and a touch of vanilla. Mellow tangy bourbon. Little dark chocolate. Semi dry finish. Not bad, but pretty tangy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
Draft. An almost opaque dark red-brown beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt lending it a bit of acidity, combined with a note of chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2010
bottle thanks to bhensob. poured black with a beige head that stayed for the life of the beer. aroma was chocolate, fudge, dark roast, alcohol, and what seemed to be a little molasses. flavor was bitter coffee, bakers chocolate, and some sort of small fruity aspect. body was almost heavy with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bhensonb sampled on 7/26/09: Pours an opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a small ring of light tan bubbles. Sweet smoky dark caramel malty nose has a touch of tobacco and dark fruits. Starts with good fullness and sticky dark caramel and chocolate flavor before a drier roasty dark chocolate finish. A decent imperial stout with some smoky roasty complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6098) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Dark brown, almost black, thin tan foamy ring. The nose is roasty and sweet, lots of coffee, and some dark fruit. Starts sweet with dark fruit, moves into some roast and coffee, and finshes earthy and dry with a good lingering hop bitterness as well. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
On tap. Pours black and opaque with a creamy light brown head. Hard roasted malt in the nose. Quite full-bodied, very hard roasted malt - almost coffee notes - but also an underlying sweetness. Very burned malt finish. 100709

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Smooth dark and roasted malt aroma, vague breadish note. Sweet dark toffee malt flavoured. Light sweet and hardroasted malt finish. Roasted, light ashtray and mild bitter flavoured finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Mediocre imperial stout, pretty thin especially in the finish. Not terrible, but definitely nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
(12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Small brown head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some smoke/tar, dark chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, some smoke, light alcohol. Sticky full body, some alcohol burn.

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