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RATINGS: 1510   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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Sask89's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUN 15, 2012
Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, slight coffee and dark fruit (prunes, dates) scents, and some liquorice. Taste is rich and sweet throughout with no discernible bitter bite save for a little bit in the finish. Full bodied, thick creamy mouth feel, and lively carbonation. An epic stout that was quite an enjoyable beer to drink.

JohananaV2 (159) - - JUL 16, 2017
This thing is richer than Donald trump but fucm is t delicious. Sorry for the language but it's just an amazing beer. Tall Dark and Handsome ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rynobar (4) - Arroyo Grande, Alabama, USA - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
Malty smooth finish that excites the palate. Incredibly smooth finish for a beer with the ABV that this beer has. Must try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is meaty, roasted, chocolate, taste is sweet, chocolate, liquorice, meaty.

Iznogud (3805) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle, 650 ml, from Beergium. Shared with rest of the crew. Pours black with small light brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some fruity notes. Low carbonation. Medium bodied, overall seems a bit thin. somehow expected more, not sure if something went wrong.

mgajdaczewa (2146) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Backlog ŚFP #10 Dużo czekolady, karmelu, nieco sosu sojowego i pumperniklu. W smaku nieco za duzo lako i karmelu, za mało czekolady. Imperialny porter bałtycki bardziej niż ris. Niezłe.

Torrefacto (1675) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2017
Chocolate, licor, toffee, café. Cuerpo maltoso y final de amargor achocolatado.

Tide (3900) - 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.

klm1 (1538) - 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.

weihenweizen (3831) - 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.

luttonm (6274) - 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.

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