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Cigar City Final Push Imperial Stout

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Imperial Stout aged on kopi luwak coffee, vanilla and cacao nibs

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
This was seriously just a WOW beer experience. Super rich viscous thick pour even though it was nitro. Big full body and a nice dense head. Aroma is simply awesome. Tons of sweet creamy coffee and sugar with nicely mellow roasted malts and chocolate. Like cake. Flavor is sweet, creamy, tons of rich coffee brownie like essence. Smooth rich but oh so drinkable. Just amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Thanks to cheeseman. Growler. Near opaque black, leaves a dark film on the glass. Big coffee nose and flavor with an espresso like dirty turkish coffee finish. Coats the palate, heavy. Desert like sweet finish, like a chocolate-vanilla-coffee brownie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Nitro at RBWG. One hell of a beer. More coffee than your morning espresso. Aroma is a bit lacking from the nitro treatment, and though this is full bodied, rich and delicious, it is so, so coffee dominant than it becomes a bit one dimensional. Truly unique and a joy to drink, however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Another 32 oz growler for GoT. Pours black with a deep brown head that lingered the whole time. Big smooth coffee aroma, chocolate and a light roasted malt scent. Flavor is about as rich and smooth as any beer can get, the coffee is dominant but not acidic at all, so smooth and balanced without being overly sweet and not a sign of the alcohol. Full body with mild carbonation and a lush, thick mouth feel. This beer is so good and really lived up to the hype, so smooth and easy drinking for such a rich, strong beer. Damn Jay, I owe you big time for this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Growler: The aroma is loaded with roasted coffee with vanilla and dark chocolate. If you like coffee, this aroma is tough to beat. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with almost no head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and vanilla. There is some light fruitiness (plum) in the background. The finish is loaded with roasted coffee and vanilla. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Believe the hype...if you like coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JollyBeerWench (12) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
This beer makes me weak in the knees! This is by far the BEST coffee stout I have ever had. The rich aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and slight hint of vanilla hits you in the nose in just the right way. The taste is like a rave in my mouth. As someone who needs chocolate on an almost hourly basis, this is a beer that can take care of those cravings. Dear God, I love this beer. Thank you CCB!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheNewGuy (20) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
On draft at redlight redlight. Son of a bitch, this stuff is delicious. Smells of a smooth, fresh roasted coffee with a slight hint of a caramel sweetness. Pours a gorgeous, thick black with a thin tan head. The taste, oh my god the taste... rich roasty stout with a strong coffee bitterness and thick layers of bakers chocolate. Lingers for quite sometime. Hints of toffee and the caramel from the nose. Overall, this is an amazing stout. If you get the chance to try this limited run from the geniuses over at CCB, you better take advantage of it or forever regret it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours deep, midnight ebony, from a hand bottle shared by wetherel (thanks, buddy!): A thick aroma of whole bitter coffee beans that were just dug up from fresh, rainforest earth (I know it doesn’t work that way, but just go with me here). Tons of espresso, dark malts, heavy dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, and some barnyard vinous qualities. Flavors of charcoal bitters, bold espresso, mocha, and alcohol, all complemented with soft bubbles of carbonation. Drinkability: Stunning quality, almost effortless. Pairing: Veal rib chop with asparagus, smothered in bearnaise. Rebuy: Duh. #422 on 23042010, DG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - APR 23, 2010
crude oil coffee with the guts of earthworm. super super dark brown, earth coffee earth and more earth. then on the palate, thick, maybe thickest beer ever. taking coffee beer to not only the next level but another dimension. liked the other 2 kopi beers much more, this was just such an odd ball, again earth and coffee. crazy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
#4500, also moves me to #7 Stoutie (currently at 714 rates). RBWG, Draft at Redlight-Redlight, without a doubt the best beer i’ve had all weekend and honestly in a very long time before that. Give that stout and more so coffee toned stouts are my favorite style this should not come as a surprise, furthermore i’m dying to have Kopi Lowak Alesmith given that i enjoy the base beer slightly better. Pours an abyss of a body with a thick black body and a coffee tan head that coats the glass. What a rich coffee esk aroma that reaches your senses as its pouring, like coffee brewing. Espresso, coffee roastiness, dark underlying fruits but subdued to rich dark chocolate tones, the ultimate dessert. Milkshake like hints, etoh is completely masked and only benefits the complexity of this ale. Chewy coffee espresso and a rich chocolate and coffee finish. Utterly fantastic, THANK YOU CCB!!

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