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RATINGS: 1507   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoppyhead12 (12) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottled Nov. 11 poured into snifter and immediately notice the thick chocolate pour. Smells of dark chocolate and espresso, with peppery notes on the palate. Finishes dry and crisp. Great stout all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1650) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2017
Chocolate, licor, toffee, caf. Cuerpo maltoso y final de amargor achocolatado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3709) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2017
Draught at Rogue. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, a bit of hops, chocolate, a bit of coffee and licorice. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and licorice. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (1464) - Bled/SF, - APR 8, 2017
Bottle 22oz., release 2016 with 10.6%abv.: pours black opaque with foamy brown head with good lasting laces on glass. Aroma: candy bar, toasted toffee, gint of chocolate, dark fruit esters, licorice...flavour follows aroma with intensity and in all notes mentioned above. Finish is slightly bitter from roastiness, gentle astringent, dody is full, texture soft, carbonation is moderate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3673) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2017
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Clear dark brown with beige. Aroma is dark chocolate, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dark chocolate with dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (6045) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2017
GG, Seattle. Thin off-white, lingering cream. Heavy dark brown, light on edges. Sweet malty nose. Syrupy edge to the sip, moderately sweet up front before a softer roast and burnt bitterness comes up. Dark, chewy red fruit and raisins. Light hint of smoked malts. Pepper and anise. A round stickiness to finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1204) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle from Willows Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is licorice, molasses, smoky, roasted malts, herbal medicine. Taste is sweet, oily, resiny, smoky, licorice, some mild bitterness. Very sticky, herbal licorice with some smoky roasted malts. Somehow this is sweet without being too cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (804) - HUNGARY - MAR 18, 2017
Impozns vegben lakozik a mltsgteljes benyomst keltő imperial stout, amely egszen addig megőrzi ebbli tulajdonsgt, amg ki nem kerl az vegből. Ekkor ugyanis leginkbb klasznű testt, s a rtelepedő krmsznű habjt vizsglhatjuk, mely őszintn szlva tvol ll a legkivlbb imperial stoutok kllemtől, kicsit mr a kinzete is karcsnak tetszik. Beleszimatolva rggumis, medvecukros, desgykeres, melaszos s cukrozott datolys aromkkal szembeslhetnk, sznes kavalkdjt alkotja egy malts, lesztős keverknek. Kortyai knnyedek, taln tlsgosan is azok, tovbbviszik a dubbeles hangulatot, ss aszalt szilvs, medvecukros bevonatak, belgsan, angolosan lesztősek, nmetesen komlzottak, fűszeresek. nmagban teht zletesek, karakteresek, de az imperial stout-rzst igen halovnyan kzvettik, belga dubbelknt tn jobban meglljk a helyket.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1700) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle (Batch 16; 10.6% ABV); pours black with a brown head; aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, toffee, and molasses with some vanilla and floral notes; taste is bittersweet with chocolate, molasses, toffee, dark fruits, and light vanilla and roast malt; finish is dry with some light bitterness; very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (9361) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2017
100 ml. from bomber @ Gollem: USA Beerweek(end) #2. Black, tanned head, lighter head tan than expected, non-lasting. Nose is licorice, umami, molasses, soy sauce. Taste is very heavy on licorice, almost BE qualities in that aspect, umami, herbal, gravy, more licorice, red grape, sweet, BE cloying herbal roots, umami, bark,... Body is black licorice candy, herbal, bitter. Far too much black licorice for me, not what I expected. Overly big umami black licorice with BE aspects. Def. expected more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostbeer (203) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Rich with strong bitter notes that makes this very drinkable. As it warmed up it brought out new and complex flavors and aromas. I was sad to see the bottom of the glass.

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