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Cigar City Final Push Imperial Stout

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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout aged on kopi luwak coffee, vanilla and cacao nibs


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
I feel privileged to try such a crazy rarity. Thanks! Pours pitch black from a growler with a small bit of mocha head that forms into a ring. Aroma of leather, tar, tons of espresso, dark roast, chocolate and burnt malt. Flavor is very similar with lots and lots of espresso. Almost like drinking the best espresso possible, but itís a beer. There is almost no residual sweetness but itís extremely thick and dry as well. Huge mouthfeel. A privilege to try and now I need to seek out the regular Zhukovís. Now Iím gonna go kill the growler!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
juiceisloose (1117) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Nitro tap at Redlight for the RBWG. This one pours absolutely pitch black with no light escaping through and topped by a thick and foamy tan colored head that shows great retention. The head slowly receds and leaves a solid sheet of lace around the glass. By far one of the best looking beers I have seen in awhile. The aroma is a chocolate and coffee delight with the darki, roasted coffee up front followed by rich and decadent milk and dark chocolate. There is also a touch of cream in there too. The flavors follow suit and are just as rich and decadent. The freshly roasted coffee comes through in the flavor first and perfectly balances the dark chocolate malt. Sweet milk chocolate and cream round out the flavor profile. The coffee is really well integrated without being overly roasted at all. The palate is full bodied, creamy, and extremely smooth with perfect carbonation and avoids any kind of stickiness. The smooth body helps it go down so easily and hides the 11% alcohol really well, which is a little scary. I could easily drink a lot of this beer. I think I can say this is the best coffee beer I have ever had. I hope they do this one again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5490) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2010
Pitch black with creamy brown head and lace. Huge coffee/espresso aroma. Chocoffee flavor, rich maltiness, what appears to me to be a hop bitter along with malt bitter. Full bodied with very smooth nice carbonation. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2010
12 oz handbottle. A huge, unexpected surprise. Thanks Bryan! Dark brown with no head. A few lacy specks dot the sides. Nose is espresso bean, tobacco and dark molasses with hints of chocolate and a spicy burn. Medium body with soft carb and sticky lips. Taste, like the nose, big on coffee and dark chocolate. Vanilla and plum add some sweetness. Finish is dry and tarry with a touch of cayenne. What an experience!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
This was the highlight of RBWG2010. Pours black with a medium dark tan head. Aroma is huge coffee and espresso, earthy, lots of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is so damn creamy and delicious. This stuff was like velvet. Big roasted malt, licorice, bakers chocolate and then that freaking coffee in the finish. It lingered for a good 2 minutes. This is the stuff dreams are made of.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Name: Marshal Zhukovs, Final Push
Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Nitro
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: black, slow cascading brown head, thick drippy lace
Aroma: huge coffee aroma, black chocolate, light ashy character
Flavor: rich coffee and roasted malt flavor, lots of chocolate and bitter dark chocolate
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 10/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **** /4

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Mmmmm... enjoyed at RBWG 2010 on nitro at Redlight Redlight. The flavor and aroma on this is HUGE coffee... intense coffee on this with some chocolate. The quality of this coffee dances amazingly well with the quality of this beer. Awesome stuff, folks!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
RBWG. Possibly the best looking beer I have ever seen. Rich and voluptuous head. Aroma is intoxicating, full roast coffee, hints of vanilla and chocolate, absolutely stunning. The flavor is rich and almost too much of a good thing, insane coffee flavor seems to dance in perfect harmony with the beer. Absolutely stunning.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
#1600 on tap at Redlight during RBWG. This is a serious ballbuster of a beer! Thick black creamy pour with a creamy dark tan head. Monster espresso grounds aroma, very fresh with notes of dark chocolate peaking through. Creamy smooth milk chocolate, espresso and tobacco taste, seriously thick. Finishes soooo smooth. Damn that was awesome.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Nitro draft @ RBWG 2010. Pours black with creamy brown head. Huge coffee aroma with dark roasted malts. Tons of coffee flavor and dark roasted malts and some chocolate. Full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. My favorite beer of the RBWG 2010 weekend. Awesome brew!


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