RATINGS: 1502   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
pitch black with tannish head. flavor has a surprisingly large presence of the pale malt also with chocolate and roasted, but not overwelmingly present. some hints of anise and toffee. some alcohol aspect that adds to the depth. mild hop bitterness gives it a decently balanced flavor. a good stout, but i was expecting a little more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1156) - 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 (785) - 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 (1588) - 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 (8945) - 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 (188) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6356) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Tap at Khyber, Pennsylvania. Colour is black with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and some vineous elements.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1511) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Very dark pour with tan head. Aroma does it for me. This smells like Mila Kunis looks. Dark sweet fruit and molassus. Taste follows nose, but not quite to the same standard. Still very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geologyguy (1502) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Very good dark fruit smell...Decently sweet...Strong flavor...Light bitterness and vanilla....Alcohol burn but smooth...Light roasting on finish...Some complexity...some banana in there too! Wow...Warming and very good. At random tap for first time

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2579) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Fine imperial stout. Pretty heavy molasses, dark fruit, chocolate, char. Big and boozy. Nothing wrong with that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1705) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottled December 2015. Pours dark brown to black. Body and thickness matches the abv. Nice roasted and toffee and tobacco aroma. Taste had dates, tobacco, burned caramel taste. The aged barrels comes out late and sits on your tongue. A bit of a boozy burn, but not overwhelming.Bottle

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