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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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheNewGuy (20) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
On draft at redlight redlight. Son of a bitch, this stuff is delicious. Smells of a smooth, fresh roasted coffee with a slight hint of a caramel sweetness. Pours a gorgeous, thick black with a thin tan head. The taste, oh my god the taste... rich roasty stout with a strong coffee bitterness and thick layers of bakers chocolate. Lingers for quite sometime. Hints of toffee and the caramel from the nose. Overall, this is an amazing stout. If you get the chance to try this limited run from the geniuses over at CCB, you better take advantage of it or forever regret it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours deep, midnight ebony, from a hand bottle shared by wetherel (thanks, buddy!): A thick aroma of whole bitter coffee beans that were just dug up from fresh, rainforest earth (I know it doesnít work that way, but just go with me here). Tons of espresso, dark malts, heavy dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, and some barnyard vinous qualities. Flavors of charcoal bitters, bold espresso, mocha, and alcohol, all complemented with soft bubbles of carbonation. Drinkability: Stunning quality, almost effortless. Pairing: Veal rib chop with asparagus, smothered in bearnaise. Rebuy: Duh. #422 on 23042010, DG.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - APR 23, 2010
crude oil coffee with the guts of earthworm. super super dark brown, earth coffee earth and more earth. then on the palate, thick, maybe thickest beer ever. taking coffee beer to not only the next level but another dimension. liked the other 2 kopi beers much more, this was just such an odd ball, again earth and coffee. crazy.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
#4500, also moves me to #7 Stoutie (currently at 714 rates). RBWG, Draft at Redlight-Redlight, without a doubt the best beer iíve had all weekend and honestly in a very long time before that. Give that stout and more so coffee toned stouts are my favorite style this should not come as a surprise, furthermore iím dying to have Kopi Lowak Alesmith given that i enjoy the base beer slightly better. Pours an abyss of a body with a thick black body and a coffee tan head that coats the glass. What a rich coffee esk aroma that reaches your senses as its pouring, like coffee brewing. Espresso, coffee roastiness, dark underlying fruits but subdued to rich dark chocolate tones, the ultimate dessert. Milkshake like hints, etoh is completely masked and only benefits the complexity of this ale. Chewy coffee espresso and a rich chocolate and coffee finish. Utterly fantastic, THANK YOU CCB!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
This is why Iíll never leave SD. Iím hanginí at the pub and placed on the table before me is a capped bottle, hand-written, of Final Push. It comes with a hint of an apology that itís a small pour, at more than 2 oz. Oats and coffee on the nose. Dry cocoa. Not a sweet one by any measure. No head. Black with thick viscosity. Taste is pungent. Rich sweet funkiness to cocoa dry and crisp. Great IRS.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
Awesome rare mini-growler. Small hiss when opened. Pours black thick with little carbonation. Loaded with rich flavor of smooth coffee. Hints of smoke, tobacco, earth. Finishes dry. Very easy to drink. Some bitterness. Well balanced. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
Growler from wetherell, thanks. Black pour no head. Nose is sweet, rich bourbonny, tons of coffee. Taste is sweet, very liquory, thick like molasses. Chewy, toffee, a little burnt. Overall good and interesting.

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 (1055) - 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 (4851) - 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.


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