jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour with a frothy tan head. Beautiful aroma of anise liqueur, mocha, candied plum, earthy hops, and dark chocolate. Hard to describe the flavor any better than Avery did in the description, but it follows the aroma well with milk chocolate upfornt, anise and some spicy/perfume like hops mid-palate, giving way to candied dark fruit and slight mint pepper and basil. Full bodied and slightly hot. Finishes like a cream liqueur with a dash of aged whiskey.
Warped_Silver (85) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black but looks brown when held to light. Khaki head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of chocolate predominates, peanuts, anise, marshmallow. Taste of coffee, vanilla, anise finishing with mild clean alcohol. Tobacco lingers at finish. Mouthfeel thin for imperial stout. Overall, decent. Not mind blowing but solid
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pras (490) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black. Aromas of chocolate, malt, toffee. Flavor much the same. Very enjoyable, slightly boozy.
ChrisSc (250) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Bottle says oct 2014- 8.5%
Pours dark brown/black with no head. Opaque. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, alcohol, molasses. Taste is sweet upfront with a subtle bitterness underneath. Palate is medium-full body. Thick texture. Overall, a really decent stout. Not the best, but very good for the pricepoint. Fairly complex. A little too sweet and a little light on body.
Bobbymac29649 (3) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite so far. 10.3% ABV. It went ok with pizza, then was even better with a chocolate chip cookie. Then by itself, yum. Great mouth feel and body. I love everything about it.
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demmbonz (590) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle to 22oz snifter. Inky black with a bitter roasted aroma. Thick everlasting creamy head. Huge roasted flavor. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a little bite. Bone warming.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another big imperial stout. This one was not a let down. Pours a black that lets no light through. finger thick brown head. smell is aromatic, of mocha and hops. flavor is big on chocolate with a bitter finish. fairly full mouthfeel. dry bittersweet finish. overall, a good impy stout!"
rollsrace (61) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got the 2009. It was on sale for 8.99. Smooth beer strong caramel and honey with some chocolate. I aged a bottle about a year and it was stronger alcohol but got dryer and seemed to lose some flavor
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, two finger tan head
Smell rich robust, fruity, coco
Taste chocolate and roasty coffee, creamy, red fruit finish
Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber from La Vista Liquor. 2011 batch, 10.57% abv. Pours jet black with little head. Aroma of chocolate, dark cherries, anise, caramel malt, roasted barley, and booze. Taste is well balanced, the soft caramel sweetness is offset by the roastiness and light hop bitterness. Easy to drink and smooth for such a high abv. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, long, sweet finish. I’m starting to like Avery beers better overall the more I try them, I think Hog Heaven turned me off because it was too hoppy but The Czar is smooth and fine.
ericdevin (887) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours a deep, dark brown, some tan head. Aroma truly bizarre; raisins, candi sugar, cocoa powder, some roasted malts. Body full yet smooth, just a bit of boozy burn in the finish. Different for sure.