wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 Read reviews and was super excited to try it. Meh. Its a decent stout but I’ve had better. Lots of coffee flavor.
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
motor oil black with a espresso like aroma. flavor was similar, a little bitter, thin on the palate. was ok, nothing to write home about.
biggsbowler (321) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Coffee District - pours blacker than black w/brown head. Lots of coffee and chocolate in both the nose and taste. But somewhat acidic from the coffee. Damn good!!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 32oz swing-top growler via trade. super stoked to try another one-off stout from CCB. pours as it should, rich, dense, oil-slick black, and imposing capped by a thin head of dark mocha that leaves oily rings of lace. aroma is pure mocha Frappuccino decadence with deep roasted coffee, dark malts, cocoa powder, brownie batter, and hints of vanilla with just a touch of dark fruit peaking through. flavor is simply ridiculous with huge roasted coffee, chocolate mousse, cookie dough, dense roasted malts, almond milk, and a touch of hazelnut backed by vanilla nougat, more cocoa, and more coffee. palate is one of the most dense I have experienced, I mean this is even thick for a CCB stout, almost like drinking a mocha coffee milkshake with perfect carbonation and a long, dry, roasted finish. overall, just another world class imperial stout from CCB.
knickskicks (753) - - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro pour. Black, dark tan head. Nose is big coffee, chocolate, sugar. Taste is like a mocha in beer form, some brownie, some milk, roasted malts, but the coffee and chocolate combined with the nitro pour make it very similar to an iced mocha. While there are lots of great flavors here, they are all a bit muddled which keeps this from being on the level of Final Push and Penultimate Push. Creamy, full body, but overall not a fan of big beers on nitro and wish they were doing regular pours.
Ataraxia (377) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks and pours like crude oil, with a dense mocha head. Rich aroma of chocolate milk, black coffee, cream, espresso, and caramel malt. Slightly sweet in the smell, much more so in the taste. This beer is like brownie or cookie batter in liquid form, chewy and sugary. Full-bodied and much too sweet overall.
jcartamdg (2022) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black, big mocha head. Aroma of a sweetened coffee. Taste is sweet coffee, roast and chocolate. Nice viscosity, really solid beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
S_Side_Smitty (467) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is creamy coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy rich coffee, cream and chocolate fading to a cafe latte-like finish. There is a thick cane syrup sweetness that runs throughout. Nice.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler poured into glass. Was told that this was basically a smaller version of Final Push, seems about right to me. The lovely world of Zhukov mixed with coffee flavors, can’t go wrong there. Amazing beer!
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is coffee strong, appearance is dark black Mocha head, taste is malt and coffee this is a coffee zhurkov amazing