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RATINGS: 1496   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)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , 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 (1478) - 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 (733) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (3373) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2015
22 Oz bottle pour split at Brouwers Cafe. 2009 vintage. Pours black with a bubbly short lived head. Caramel malt and plum raisin aroma. Bran aroma, and quite boozy, though not quite in a bad way. Toasty finish. Big Stout. Enjoyable, fun beer to try. Unique for sure. Hope to find a fresh version soon. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
2003 bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting, kindly shared by beerlover_ben. This one has gone over its limit, too old. What is left is a dusty version of a big stout. There are some red fruits left, as well as some ligh chocolate notes. Still enjoyable, but needs to be shared. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7031) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by Beerlover_ben . 2003 edition. Pours rather clear, yet super dark brown. No real head. Smell is port and madeira, sweet. Taste is boozy, port, bit plastic. OK, but not great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RickReallyBrew (94) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
This brew is one of my ultimate favorites. Ive tried so many Avery beers and finally found one I will always buy if I can find it in stock somewhere. This brew is deep, rich and amazing. So high gravity that it does make my heart skip a beat. This brew should be taken slowly, over a prolonged period. It does challenge ones physiology in several ways. Not a bad idea to chase it with ice water and have some insulin handy if your pancreas is not up to speed. This is an entire meal in a bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12176) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Bottle shared at Olbutikken. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of big malt, light roast, overripe dark fruits and booze. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Too boozy and thin for the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (688) - - APR 11, 2015
Flarra. Doft. Bla druvor h lite vanilj, lite trlagrat. h faktiskt lite typiskt fr en bra Dipa? En frsch havsdoft!. Ovanligt fr imperial Stout Hftigt. Smak typiskt rejl mjlkchoklad . Medel st fr att vara en Imp Stout. Lttdrucken mjuk och vldigt bra Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slaktmasken (70) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
2013 bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Coffee aroma. Chocolate/coffee taste.

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