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RATINGS: 1484   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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fonefan (50028) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Very dark red brown color, small head. Aroma and flavor of choloate, roasty coffee, spices, fruit, and citrus. (Sweet coffee with warming alcohol)

yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
From 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a dense chocolate brown head diminishing to a nce lacework. Aroma is mild roasted, chocolate and light hoppy. Flavour Light roasted malt, chocolate (dominantly) and light liqourice note before a solid hops flavour appears and nicely breaking the dense dark flavours. Sweet flavoured with a distinct caramel to light sugarish note. Smooth mouthfeel and the 11.7% are amazingly well hidden. Nice and balanced brew yet doesn’t have the subtle complexities of the top 50 imp stouts.

Ungstrup (38159) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2005
[Vintage 2003 - sampled 2005] An almost opaque brown beer with a dense brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of coffe and chocolate, but also some caramel. The flavor is very powerful with strong notes of alcohol and Cascade hops to begin with, but then coffee and chocolate on a very sweet background and with the alcohol lingering in the background, and the end is quite dry with a combination of roasted malt and bitterness, but still with the alcohol making its presence know. Nice.

joergen (28772) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle, 2005-edition. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of dried fruits and liquorice. Sweet roasted flavour of dried fruits, liquorice and hops.

anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a tan head. Roasted malty aroma with some hints of hops and dried fruits. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of chocolate and dried fruits. Long warming bitter aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Smooth roasted malt and caramel in aroma, also hints of coffee. Strong old coffee and roasted malt in flavour along with caramellish and smokish hints.

Travlr (25560) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2009
On draught at Birreria Paradiso. Very dark brown, tan head. Very slight chocolate aroma, taste of bitter cocoa with a bitter finish. Nice.

cgarvieuk (25395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 Bottle at home ... thanks to TheCheeseMan for this ... Deep black ... Lots of coffee and a little alcohol in nose ... quite a bit of alcohol ... rich chocolate a bit bitter in linger ... lots of sweet alcohol ... some toffee and loads of vanilla ... liitte spice... THis one seems very well rounded... little alcohol burn on lips 4.2

2010 bottle at home ... soft roast malt ... thin tan head nose ... very sweet chocolate roast ... LOADS of that malt that i dont like ... dark malts .. its not working .. no alcohol burn 3.2 ... odd wildly different score average to 3.7

omhper (25382) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2003
Bottled. Very black with salty grapefruit aroma. Loads of salty licorice, roasty, sweet and immensly flavourful. Very bitter salty bitter finish. Many thanks to hopsrus for a box full of incredible beers!

madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
30th April 2015
Bigger tasting at Ronny’s 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 I’ve never had this but then it was a bit (just a bit) of a let down.

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