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RATINGS: 144   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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (3970) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2010
Hand bottled, halloween tasting @ cgarvieuk. Black colour, no head. Aroma is absolutely great: roasted malts, coffee, tabacco, licorice, bit of candy. Flavour is deep roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, licorice. Very bitter, very dense. Low carbonation. Very happy to be able to try this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2010 hand bottle at halloweeen tasting ... nice solid black ... no hea due to hand bottling ... little oil body ... solid rich dark woody roast ... little toffee ... little tobacco nose .. low carbonation but not flat (again hand bottled) ... big sweet roast malts ... big toffee ... little pine in back ground ... again a little tobacco.... some dark fruits ... 4.2

tk 2 ... black ... rich oily ... meaty ... tabacco nose ... light oily body ... rich chocolate malts ... light meatyness ... light silky mouthfeel ... light tobaccoo ... really nice ... complex but balanced 4.3

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
guntlipz (19) - Portland, USA - OCT 29, 2010
GABF. The is the blueprint for coffee beers. roasty complex. viscous and lots of weasel shit coffee

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Draught. Black tan head. Aroma is all huge coffee, burnt up and beautiful with awesome awesome, burnt wood, oranges, bitter chocolates, tobacco, roasted feel. Flavor is the same with some added sweet syrup feel. BUt now still just all so burnt up great coffee! Iíll really was amazed

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2010
Had the pleasure to enjoy this together with Mikkel. Shared a "six-pack" handbottled beautys that normally only are available at the brewery. The pour is black black black with a fine dark brown head that stays there all through the glass. Heavy curtains when rolled in the glass. The aroma is packed with bitter freshly made coffee notes. Lots of cacao, wooten notes, a little fart somewhere. The taste is so smooth with a nice sweet and very balanced taste that fades out in a somehow raw bitterness with the sweet notes as backing group with edgy salty notes, that traditionally goes along with an russian imperial stout. Reminds me a little of a cake dough. Its roasted to the max, but never gets over the top. The palate is creamy and very dilicious. Not to thick, but spot on. The finish is dominated of the coffee. Best imperial stout I have had this year.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Cigar city final push poured into a snifter.... Aroma jumps out before I can even admire the pour... Pours a deep black as night pour, very slick oily and impenetrable. A careful pour didnít yield much head but a light swirled revealed a definitive darker tan head... Assertive and robust, strong amazingly fresh coffee nose, roasty with some subtle yet fair vanilla notes on the backend. Almost like fresh pressed beans, the aroma is splendid... Flavors fall just a tad short of the nose but still quite delicious. Silky smooth with in your face fresh coffee action from beginning to end supplemented by velvety bittersweet chocolate. Very light carbonation which def doesnít detract yet enhances it to expose the natural flavors. Some light coffee rind finish that puts a nice ending to a great tasting experience. 10/4/8/4/17

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2166) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/17/10. pitch black oily pour with a small tan head (imagine it would be a bit stronger in a snifter glass). intense deep roasted coffee nose with some big malts. the Kopi Lowak coffee is so dark and intense - love it! huge coffee infused body with layers of chocolate. dark coffee ground finish with more chocolate notes and big roasted malts. this is the perfect coffee beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sean9689 (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Poured into CCB snifter. A - Pours black, no head, motor oil. Black and viscous, just like "night in a glass". Small bits of bubbles but really just a lot of black. S - Oh boy...awesome coffee notes...so good. Itís like walking into your favorite coffee shop in the morning and taking a big whiff. Phenomenal. Chocolate, caramel, burnt sugars, some bitter notes. T - Coffee beans, expresso, chocolate. Not quite as good as the nose, but hey, itís still pretty fín excellent. Itís like drinking a snifter-sized expresso with alcohol notes. Very, very good. A nice coffee bean-esk bitter finish. M - Full, rich, smooth, and creamy on the finish that also dries out after a bit. D - Just. Wow. The nose on this beer is just mind-blowing. This beer is what CCB does well...a dark, rich, stout. Worthy of the hype? Very much so. Right up there with Brandy Hunahpuís.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Epic. Pours an inky opaque black hue, thick and ominous lacing with a syrupy brown film. Small dark brown head dies to a small ring of lace. Big thick and brooding. Perhaps a reddish edge. Aromas are big sweetness of cocoa, roasty coffee, big bitter roast with sweet caramel, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, roasty barley and coffee, quite potent roasty poo coffee, which strikes a note as BGB Weasel similar. A lot going on, rich and ridiculous. Initial is thick and full bodied, lays strong on the palate, roasty coffee and creamy vanilla, big roasty coffee and dark chocolate, a bit tamer than the nose would have suggested. Covers the palate with sweet maple syrup, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts and big coffee roast and bitterness. The roasty coffee is rich and bitter, pretty big, the sweetness aids it along, preventing it from becoming acrid. Sweet and roasty, the sweetness lingers thickly on the palate at the back, roasty coffee comes through in powerful jabs, light piney hops. Quite rich and bitter. Thick and palate sticking, lingering roast and bitterness, sticky sweet syrupy caramel, cocoa, syrup.. Really, the aroma hits a home run, the taste is great, but the aroma is the far away strength. Best version Iíve had of Zhukov yet. Roasty and rich, big bitterness with good dark chocolate influence. The flavors are deep, the complexity is there, and the strengths of base Zhukov (My favorite stout by CCB to date) are all present. The Kopi Luwak adds a deep roasty and bitter coffee feel, rich and strong and earthy. An honor to try. Aroma wins it, but the beer itself is no slouch. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3265) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Sampled many times at GABF 2010. Black oily pout with tan head. Huge aroma of coffee and bitter chocolate. Weasel poop does make a difference. Lots of aggressive chocolate and coffee flavor. Maybe a hint of fruit, and some booze as well. Seems like this is the type of beer youíd either love or hate, because of the aggressiveness. For me, it was one of the highlights of the fest.


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