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McKenzie 5 Czars Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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5 Czars Imperial Stout, a collaborative effort between the Kennett Square Brewfest,Mckenzies Brewhouse and Beeradvocate.com.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Consumed at "The Great Waste of the Midwest" Thanks to Dale for sharing his last 5 Czars bottle!!! We like to think that this was the last existing bottle... great chocolate/roasted coffee bean flavor that got chalky at the finish, bitter aftertaste with strong chocolate notes that lingered long afterwards. I mixed some with Khunnen Rasperry Eisbock and it was the worst tasting experiment ever, It did go well with the New Glarus Belgian Red, though...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Pour is black with a dense brown head...smell is roasty cocoa, oxidation, grapes, raisins, sherry...taste is sweet with cocoa and dark fruits and oxidation...roasty still and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2006
RBSG ’06 NIce foamy tan head over dark, motor oil beer. The nose had hints of molasses and petroleum. Oily mouthfeel with molasses sweetness, raisen and dark fruit, bitter chocolate and a finish that kept the chocolate but faded into coffee. Very nice sipping beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle at RBSG 2006. Black bodied with a small brown head. Nose is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee hint of licorice, and some light lactic sourness. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, lighbt lactic notes, and a hint of soy. Body is medium with mild carbonation. Finishes with more roasty malts, coffee, and dark chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5089) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
25 oz bottle, 2006 RBSG, provided by jeffin7 (Thanks Jeff!). Black pour with some mahogany edges and a nice one finger dark brown head that faded to a thin ring. Aroma is roasty with lots of soy, some licorice, and a little smoke. A very nice aged flavor to it, a little soy and sherry sneaking in with the intense roast, coffee, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is well thinned out from the age, but exactly what you would expect from an aged Imperial Stout, and I like it personally. Overall, pretty nice. Never had this fresh, but it’s certainly still holding up well. One of my favorites from the Grand Tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2006
RBSG06: Up to my eye balls in good stouts. More malty then the last few, but a little lighter. Still an otherwise amazing beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
RBSG 2006 - Grand Tasting. Deep, dark brown body, and a velvety, tan head with some lacing. Aroma of raisins, figs, espresso, dark chocolate, and mellow, earthy hops. Flavor has nice dark fruit and chocolate qualities with restrained roast and decadent richness, yet not oversweet. Belly-warming alcohol too. Creamy, smooth texture. An excellent sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Courtesy of jeffin7 (?), RBSG 06. Nice head retention, beautiful in the glass. Maple syrup, soy sauce on the nose. Tastes like it smells, medium mouthfeel, with a bitter/dark chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Deep black with deep brown head, dissipating. Chocolate and fruity aroma, with prunes, and good floral hops. Sweet chocolate and good bitterness, with vanilla and roasted coffee. Rich bodied. May 2005.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2005
This is the perfect beer. The imperial stout toffee chocolate cofee hit is perfectly balanced. It lingers as long as you would want if you are a true imperial stout fan... the lace is worthy of a photo shoot. These guys are the kings of imperial stout.


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