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Cigar City Final Push Imperial Stout

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

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout aged on kopi luwak coffee, vanilla and cacao nibs

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8283) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours milk shake like consistency fudge brownie with lasting firm mocha head. The aroma is bold rich hugeness pulsing with perfectly highly roasted coffee to go along with rings of sweet dark fudgy chocolate and dark roasted malts. This is rich decadent aromatic yum. The taste is rich dark roasted coffee somehow conveyed on a near creamy mouthfeel pulling up supporting flavors of velvety rich dark chocolate, roasty malts and some burnt malts. Wow, balance depth decadence D-Lish!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
50th rating. Growler shared by DuffmanSW compliments of laroja. Poured a dark brown with light brown head. Aroma was awesome with lots of coffee, vanilla, prune juice, cinnamon spices. Taste was bitter roast coffee, pungent, cinnamon, burnt toast, and chocolate bars. Thick beer with good carbonation that coats the glass. Overall this was very very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Black with a thin brown head..Aroma is fresh ground coffee. Flavor is dark chocolate and a ton of coffee, bitter...great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
1ltr growled shared by DuffManSW. Rating #48. Pitch black with a dark brown head. Sweet spicy aroma, cinnamon maybe and a great roastiness, wow. Big roast coffee flavor, pretty bitter actually, but overall an amazing beer. (1315)

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AmEricanbrew (6754) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2010
From a CC growler. Black color/ lingering light brown head. Insane, awesome, medium roast coffee aroma with chocolate, vanilla. With out a doubt the smoothest, richest mouthfeel ever in a beer. Fantastic fucking flavor of rich, smooth, light roasted Kona coffee on Zhukovs deep roasted malt and chocolate base. Until i sample The Shit, THIS is Thee Shit. Thanks again Ira for sharing!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kramer (5955) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
On tap, RBWG 2010. Pours a crazy dark black body with an amazingly thick dark brown creamy head. It just looks intense. The nose has the most intense coffee aroma Ive ever encountered, Heavy fresh brewed espresso, hearty roasted malt, and somehow no alcohol fumes at all. Thick and intense roast flavor with loads of dark chocolate and the best coffee flavor Ive had in a beer. It finishes with a touch of alcohol, but its amazingly well hidden. Mouthfeel is full, thick, and oily with a velvety smoothness. Perfect stuff. This blows away any other Imperial Stouts Ive had. This beer made me want to drop the crazy money it costs to get some of this coffee. Is it the greatest beer in the world? Probably not. Is it kind of a one trick pony? Maybe. But there wasnt a thing about the beer that I would have changed the day that I had it. I think you have to love coffee as much as I do to like this beer that much though. I hope they make this again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2010
[Mini growler] shared by tytoanderso. Thanks Tyler! Pours a ridiculously dark black with a small, soapy tan head. Aroma is smoky, super roasty, thick and lightly oxidized coffee, and some creamy dark chocolate. Flavor has just a touch of peppers, some coffee, and is super ashy and a touch astringent. Medium mouthfeel and a chalky finish. Little to no hop character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2010
mini growler shared by Ty. Thanks! Black body. Heavy, strong black coffee aroma. The taste is straight coffee, very strong and in your face coffee flavor. The finish has a very noticeable chalk/ash note that takes away from the overall taste of the beer. The mouthfeel is great, but its a bit one dimensional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Mini growler. Inky black pour yields a a scant dark khaki head. A gentile swirl leaves an oily stain on the side of my glass. High grade coffee, bittersweet Belgian chocolate, dark fudge, a hint of smoke and ash initially on the nose. Molasses, maybe a touch of soy. The 11% is hardly noticeable at all. The coffee doesnt overpower the base beer at all... which is nice. Flavor is fairly coffee-dominant, but you can tell this is high grade shit (pun intended). Slightly ashy. Bitter chocolate. The roast level of the malt and the coffee are damn near perfect... almost to the point of being astringent, but never crossing that line. As on the nose, the alcohol is hidden expertly. Leaning toward full bodied. Slick, rich texture with a bitter, roasty, coffee laden finish. Im not a fan of coffee beers, but this one is really well done. Thanks

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 #100. Big thanks to CheeseMan from a baby growler. Pours black as night with not much of a head. Nose is full of coffee, roast malts. Flavors are same as the nose with dark coffee flavors, roasted malts, slight vanilla and a nice bitter finish. Flavors are so rich and creamy. Mouth feel is really viscous and coats your mouth. What a GREAT beer!!!


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