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Cigar City Final Push Imperial Stout

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Imperial Stout aged on kopi luwak coffee, vanilla and cacao nibs

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Growler shared by hophead84 at Woodshop6. Pitch black pour that is extremely glass coating with a small iodine head. Looks good as do most CCB stouts. Aromas are strongly of coffee. To the point of being a bit peppery. Earthy, spicy coffee notes, chocolate, fudge, alcohol. A bit sweet. Flavors are very bitter chocolate and roast. Some coffee notes as well. Big syrupy and warming mouthfeel. Coating. Tasty, but I preferred the coffee notes in Kopi Speedway quite a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Sampled side by side with the Penultimate. Pretty much the same beer, but I thought it was too mellow. I didn’t realize that the coffee was super high end. I didn’t get a whole lot of coffee in this one, unfortunately. Rich chocolate and roasted malts. A nice beer that I’d love to try again. Thanks Kan!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
growler courtesy of askdrtodd, thanks a ton! wow! what a beer. this really is a top notch stout, no way around it. beautiful pour, took some good height to achive a good head, and the beer is by no means lacking of carb in the body afterwards. the body is very very viscous, super oily, dark brown head with long lasting cascading action and decent lacing and spotting, beautiful beer. the coffee is the star of the show through and through in this beer, hands down. huge roasty aroma, tons of chocolate, delicious. the taste and body are incredible. tastes like a mocha milkshake, super creamy carbonation and very thick full body. what a terrific beer. i really am blown away by this, its been a minute since ive had a stout of this caliber. this is as good as surly four was fresh. worth the hype when in top form.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Another gem courtesy of KAN! Poured basically black with a lovely cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up a whole bunch of delicious coffee and roasty black malts, with touches of vanilla, nutty, and earthy notes.. excellent nose! The flavor was somehow a notch better, and consistent with the hype machine.. delicious coffee throughout, accented by burnt chocolate and molasses.. heavy roast, but the balance held perfectly.. more coffee and warm boozy undertones on the finish.. absolutely no complaints. Heavy-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. a lot of coffee, and even more deliciousness!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Wow - just as everyone else gave this one mad props, so will I as it deserves. Thanks for opening the growler Vince. It pours very similar to the Hunahpu’s with a dark thick black oil-like appearance and the perfect caramel and dark cinnamon color super-lacey head. The aroma has huge delicious smooth coffee notes and light chocolate notes. The flavors of that coffee come through amazingly - as another review stated - better than the best coffee beer AND best coffee I’ve ever tasted! There are some chocolate and roasty notes too, but nothing tastes as good and shines through on this impy stout like the coffee. Then the body, like Hunah, is creamy, thick but smooth, and perfectly carbonated. That creaminess with the coffee notes are soooo good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Growler shared by pantanap at pre-GTMW 2011 tasting, pours pitch black with a nice full brown head, aroma is intense with coffee that over takes your senses, the flavor has so much coffee on the front end but it works very well because it is balanced out with a nice amount of chocolate in the finish, very smooth and enjoyable, by far the best thing we had tonight, thank you for sharing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
biggsbowler (596) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Growler shared by Tony at Coffee District. Holy Crap!!! This beer is so AMAZING!!! The kopi luwak coffee beans add such an aroma and taste to this beer. Even after I empty the glass, I smelled it for another 5mins. When it comes to looks and texture, I think the Doobie Brothers were talking about this beer and not the Mississippi River in "Black Water." This is a great example of how to make a great beer, even greater. There are few beers, I would take over this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3341) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Growler shared at the District. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Rich coffee and chocolate aromas. Big roasted malt, thick luscious chocolate, vanilla, and decadent coffee. Huge body with great balance. Reminds me so much of Alesmith Kopi Luwak. Just freakin outstanding....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian (2729) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Finally! The beer of the night. This one put me to bed with a smile. A bold black pour with an earthy / coffee aroma. A nice moleasses taste with , coffee, smoke and roast. A perfect bitter / dry finish. Yeah boy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (9089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2011
Entering old ratings. Draft @ RedLight RedLight RBWG. Une couleur d’un noir profond donc on découvre une mousse intense et épaisse foncée. Zhukov est déjà en elle même une imp stout complexe. On retrouve dans cette version, toute la bonté du malt, note de chocolat et vanille, parfois allant aussi sur un aspect de feuille de tabac qui met en avant une forte note de torréfaction et de malt grillé. Ce qui fait de Final Push au delà du jeu de mot du nom de la bière c’est le caractère unique que donne ce café. Ce dernier propulse Final Push vers des sphères qui font que l’on ne veut pas voir la fin du verre. Une bière riche dont le profile se développe à quasi température ambiante et qui ne se boit pas, mais se déguste.

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