In contrast to its namesake, The Czar is loved by all who cross its path.
Food Loves Beer Editors
AVERY THE CZAR IMPERIAL STOUT
The Czar. The name conjures up images of power, malice, and a complete lack of balance that ultimately led to the demise of Nicholas II. Ninety-eight years later, we’re pleased to tell you about a czar that’s kinder and more even-tempered, but still quite powerful.
Black as a moonless night, The Czar’s strength lays not only in its alcohol content, but also in its ability to rule the senses with an even hand. Bright hops and caramel delight the nostrils first, followed by the milk chocolate, raisin and nutty notes of a Chunky candy bar. Chocolate and coffee work together in harmony on the palate where they mingle with licorice, toffee, dried stone fruit and spicy hops. The finish is smooth and velvety with none of the burnt character found in some examples of this style. The Czar doesn’t garner followers through intimidation, it instead gains respect and admiration one delicious sip at a time.
Serve in a half pint or tulip glass at 45-50 F.