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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: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   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 (7917) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 31, 2011
A: The beer pours thick and black with a somewhat small mocha head. S: Enormous amounts of coffee on this one. Tons of roasted malt and chocolate with more and more coffee. A nice vanilla note as well as a touch of caramel and toffee. T: Vanilla and roasted malt make a brief appearance before being usurped by the incredibly powerful coffee flavors. Some creamy dark chocolate along with a touch of caramel sweetness. M: Medium to full bodied with a smooth feel on the tongue. O: Just awesome. Easily the best Cigar City beer Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Truly pitch black, quick dark dark milk chocolate cover. Aroma is very earthy, soil, roast, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, roast, chocolate, earthy coffee. If the aroma had the chocolate the taste did it would be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pouring at the Blind Tiger for Mikeís 50th birthday extravaganza. Pours a deep jet black, with no head. Iíll have to agree that this one may have been better on nitro, and thatís a rarity since I usually think nitro is overused. Huge coffee on the nose, blows away any other coffee beers I can think of for the amount of ďIím pretty sure this is coffee, and not a beer with coffee in itĒ that I was getting. Deep roast, just loads of it, one dimensional really, nothing but roast and coffee. Like drinking an iced coffee, sort of too much. Long coffee and roast. Light alcohol on the finish. Still awesome, but maybe a bit too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
300th rating! This one had a thick black body and the head was pretty dark as well. Aromas were strong and almost spicy of rich coffee and hops with notes of dark chocolate. Tasted fantastic, loads of smooth chocolate and strong coffee battle the taste buds as you get an almost smoky lingering aftertaste. The mouth feel was incredible, creamy and a little bubbly - reminded me of coffee ice cream. Finished smooth and mellow, leaving you with a mouthful of roasted malts and dry hops. VERY complex, just not quite what I expected though with all the hype :-P.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Thanks Brad. Served in a snifter. Beer is black, pitch black, lazy head, small bubbles, tan / brown, no lacing, low carbonation. This is from a growler. Beer smells like coffee and chocolate, strong, roast, nice. Beer is smooth and sweet with a nice dark roastiness at the back end. I really liked this beer and I would have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
From a 32oz growler shared by Diego. Thanks so much bro! Super potent in every sense of the word. Rich coffee, cocoa, roast, light smoke. Flavor is pretty awesome. Fuck. Fun stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Tasted on 3/8/14 on draft at Hunahpuís Day 2014. Pours oily black with no head, but just a hint of brown lace. The nose is dominated by coffee with plenty of dark chocolate and dry cocoa nibs, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is almost exactly the same with just enough sweetness to balance, but the coffee is really the star. The body is full with very light carbonation and a long coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-on nitro-pours a long retaining, milkshake thick light brown head and black color. Aroma is coffee-sark malt, hint of earthy hops. Taste is coffee-dark malt, some earthy hops bite. Creamy, thick, full body. Not my taste but nice and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - 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.

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