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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Almost a 1 year old growler from the Order of the Red Banner event that Blazer06 graciously shared at Markwise’s Bday bash, I am in debt to him for sharing this treat. Poured a dark brown with light carbonation, aromas of roast, coffee, vanilla, espresso, and chocolate. Light booze in the flavor with some vanilla that is mixed perfectly with the coffee, and roasted malt. Light carbonation, and it stained the glass so bad, it took me 2 times to rinse it out, and even the water was great. Thanks Zach for the share. Edit: I’ve now had this beer on multiple occasions I first rated it a 4.7 however each time I have it to me it gets better and better. I had to edit this to a 5 because I would hunt this down at no costs. This truly is the best beer I’ve ever had and should be rated as my holy grail of beers.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3427) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10883) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Growler… This beer rocks!… Pours thick and black with a mid-sized, fluffy, brown head. Decent retention. The nose presents chocolate chips and Cuban-roast coffee with a suggestion of manure and a sticky hint of vanilla. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is a scrumptious swirl of milk chocolate, sweet vanilla and huge Cuban espresso. Finishes, sweet, creamy and absolutely scorched. A totally world class treatment of a totally world class imperial stout. Thanks a ton, Tony!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a dark black with a dark brown head, sticky and thick. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee, chocolate. Taste follows, so thick and chewy. This is amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (1151) - - AUG 1, 2013
Black pour, dark brown head with auburn hues that disappears. Nose is huge cocoa and some Cubano beans, roasted malts. Taste is the sane, just so much chocolate, Cubano espresso in the background, some sweetness from the vanilla. Only complaint is the nose is almost of artificial chocolate, though the taste is on point. Like a slightly bigger, better version of Funky Buddha’s Nib Smuggler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 2013 on tap. Smells of coffee and vanilla. Just amazing. Taste is the coffee in the front and a rush of vanilla going down. So good. Very smooth.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
I must say that I liked this better than Final Push. The beer was near pitch black. It was super well balanced coffee and chocolate stout. Roasty and delicious. I finished the growler from the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Growler courtesy of Blazer06. Cheers, Zack! Still had nice carbonation! Pours a deep menacing obsidian color with the consistency of motor oil and a deep tan head. It is related to Zhukov for sure! Nose is a nice blend of roasted malts, coffee, some mild dark fruit, dark chocolate, and some light vanilla. Flavor is similar- roasted malts, some coffee and related bitterness, dark chocolate and vanilla in the flavor suspension. Medium to full in body and lingering roasty bitterness and chocolate in the finish. Wicked cool beer.

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