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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial Stout aged on kopi luwak coffee, vanilla and cacao nibs


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5215) - 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 (3401) - 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 (6169) - Valdosta, 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 (2685) - 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 (3085) - 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!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 New Rating
I just enjoyed a couple pints of Zhukov’s Final Push at the Order of the Red Banner dinner 2013. Better than I expected and I expected a lot. Just a deep, black, vanilla, charred, evil, espresso, acrid smoke, tobacco. So many great things about this beer... even better than the first time I tried this one, back in 2010. Greatest coffee beer ever!

Original Rating
Nitro… RBWG ‘10This beer rocks!… Tar black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, dark brown head. Fantastic retention. The pungent, acrid aroma must weigh in at about 800 lbs. Huge, acidic, earthy, espresso and dark chocolate aroma. Smells more like espresso than espresso. Lesser notes of maduro tobacco and blackstrap molasses. Almost fecal… in a good way, much like a funky-as-hell, barnyard-ish, Belgian lambic’s bouquet can be very appealing. Full-bodied and velvety with pillow-soft carbonation. Big, bold, acrid espresso and black malt flavor. Malt sweetness is countered by carbonous espresso and charcoal bitterness. Undertones of pouch tobacco, cocoa nibs and blackstrap molasses. Lingering mocha finish. Kudos to growler for saving me a generous pull of this world class coffee imperial stout as I was about two hours late for this event. Me? Late? Imagine that.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Nitro tap @ Redlight Redlight for RBWG. Ok, so I know I’m a homer yada yada yada…but jcwattsrugger gave this a 4.1 which in itself speaks volumes. This beer really was sublime. Poured black with a thick, dense, creamy brown head. Bodies don’t come any fuller, this beer has the mouth feel of a milk shake. Nose has huge notes of coffee and chocolate both very pronounced and balanced with the lighter notes of roasted malt and vanilla. More of a breakfast than a beer. This beer was fantastic probably my favorite of RBWG and of Cigar City for that matter.


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