Cigar City Penultimate Push
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 4.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Marshall Zhukov on Cubano coffee beans, vanilla and cocoa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Many thanks to Kan for opening the growler! Poured near black with a rich, deep tan head. The aroma was all about the coffee, and I’m cool with that.. nice and sweet, with a fresh dose of earth and nuttiness present.. warm chocolate and a touch of molasses supported.. again, the coffee led, and was excellent! The flavor was heavy, with slightly-smoky coffee over burnt black patent and dark chocolate.. peppery toward the back, with a lot more coffee on the finish.. really tasty, but just shy of what the nose promised. Heavy-bodied with lots of coffee roast on the palate.. just an all-around excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
32 oz bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours a pitchblack opaque thick pour, a big frothy darker brown head, cakey, good lacing. Nice. Aromas are a nice rich roasty coffee, good roasted malts, touch of cocoa, and chocolate. Some sweet toffee, caramel, and faint vanilla. A healthy coffee aroma, but nothing as hearty as Kopi. Initial is full bodied. Rich roasty coffee, earthy, roasted malts, cocoa, espresso. Not as rich as others, with lingering caramel, toast, and roast. Some toffee, bread. Into the. Middle rich cocoa and chocolate take over, dark, a touch of mellow sweetness. A really nice beer, solid, coffee is a nice touch but I wouldn’t call it special. Tasty. Good flavors, the coffee pales in comparison to Final Push (which we gave another go tonight again - still amazing). Once again, the Zhukov in general is amazing, and the coffee adds a deeper level. It’s a great beer, but no Final Push..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Growler shared by pantanap at the pre-GTMW 2011 tasting, pours black with a brown head, aroma is of coffee but not as intense as Final Push, the flavor has a good amount of chocolate that mixes in with the coffee, not as forward with the coffee as Final Push but is still extremely enjoyable, can’t believe I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
8/12/11. Growler shared pre-GTMW. Pitch black pour with a touch of brown head. Robust coffee aroma with a bit of sweet and a touch of sour. Rich, sweet flavor with huge lingering coffee and a touch of tart... not bad!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Again, I thank a really great friend for this beer. Dark pour. Loads of fresh coffee, roast, ash, chocolate. Damn this is good. Tons of rich coffee, chocolate, light molasses, awesomeness!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3380) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2011 Growler shared at the Coffee District. Joan Jett black pour with a small brown head. Bold fresh roasted coffee, vanilla, and chocolate aromas. The taste is brash with all kinds of dark roasted malt and rich bold coffee with undercurrents of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and black liquorice. Huge body with great balance. Outstanding.....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pours jet black, brown head. Nose is GIANT coffee, huge roast, loads of vanilla and cocoa. Flavor is fresh roasted coffee, strong coffee, big dark chocolate, hints of vanilla, chocolate and smoke. Huge body. Thought this would kill final push until final push was served and then I came to my senses. Bautiful beer none the less.

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