Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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)

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle from Maro Brothers. Drank with Dennis Bell. Nice notes of roasted malt, nuts, some booze, dark fruit and chocolate. The body was slightly thin and milky for my taste, but the brew had a decent blend...not just heavy roast. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2856) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with jasonn. This is from 2011, batch 10, with a 10.57% ABV. I'm shocked I haven't rated this yet! The pour is a nice black, a little thin, with a thin collar of light tan head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is a little sweet. It's milky and light. There is a good roasted all and a strong chocolate on the finish. There is a light molasses present as well. It's got a light, yet strangely complex aroma. The flavor is good. There is the light milkiness, but it turns to a bitter chocolate and a lovely bitter roast. It's basic, yet well done and well developed. The mouth feel is thinner and light with a light carbonation and a lingeringly bitter and sweet mouth feel. It's leaving a little to be desired, but overall it's a solid brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Art (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2015 batch. Bottom of the pack in blind imperial stout tasting of 30 classics. Pours a dark brown black with a tan head. Aromas are very light roast, light molasses. Taste is thin dark fruits. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
On tap. Rich stout with Carmel and anise. Very high alc. Tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2015
2012 bottle, purchased April 2013. Nice black pour, lovely light brown, creamy, heavy head turns to a moderate ring; medium lacing. Molasses, raisin, chocolate, booze. Theres some off smell and flavor in here that doesnt agree with me; its possibly the currants, but Im getting rotting cardboard and plastic, I dont know. Forgettable and slightly gross.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Dark brown real dark brown with small real small tan head. Huge aromas of cocoa and fennel and obviously roasted malts. Flavor of rich and bitter chocolate. Additional anise and coffe and some burnt caramel. Light earthy hops finished extra rich with slight alcohol edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4 oz bottle pour (2010) at ChurchKey during the 22 years of Avery event. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of licorice, coffee, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, licorice, chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23302) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
30th April 2015
Bigger tasting at Ronnys flat, Copenhagen. Almost clear very dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and light and has fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts and mild dark chocolate. Alcohol spicy finish. Amazed Ive never had this but then it was a bit (just a bit) of a let down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1469) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Beautiful and continuous light brown foam. A good smell of coffee and chocolate. The taste is most influenced by coffee and liquorice and the high percentage of alcohol is strongly penetrating taste. One senses some liquorice among the other impression. I think unfortunately that the alcohol content is too pervasive, but because it can be stored for up to 8 years, I think you eventually get quite a good and tasty stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (732) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Vintage 2009, bottle 650 ml. Earthy, chocolate, milk, coffee, anis, minimal head, hazy, black Medium sweet light bitter, full body, long finish. Really complex taste and palate. Aged very well.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 150
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5