alexsdad06 (10821) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014 octo (22) - USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black with no head, smells of bourbon and zhukovs, body is thinner than normal zhukovs, taste is slightly bitter, bourbon and zhukov. could drink a lot of this.
Growler sent to me by Dak when this was first produced for his going away party and shared with Tmoney99 back in late ’09 or early ’10 from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, sweet malt, chocolate, wood, whiskey barrel, and a big hop character, citrus, earthy and a touch spicy. A very solid version of their imperial stout. I would love to revisit this after these years. HonusWagner (2226) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Hoppy, woody, slightly scotchy Zhukov without the brashness of Cedar Zhukov or the complexity of, say, Hunahpu. Certainly not a bad beer, but no greater than sliced bread. Thanks, as always, to Diego. smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Draft @ Lokal in Coconut Grove. Pours black with brown head. Aromas of dark roasted malts and bourbon with a hefty dose of citrus and some chocolate. Bourbon, roasted malt and citrus with some pine, chocolate and espresso. Full body with minimal carbonation. Well balanced and very tasty. Didn’t think I’d ever get to try this one. thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
Growler. Pours a deep black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, scotch, moss, peet and some cardboard. Taste is chocolate, scotch with water and caramel forward. The taste then drops off at the end and you might think this is a homebrew. Overall, scotch chocolate with some vanilla. knickskicks (1168) - - MAR 24, 2013
Draft. Black, tan head. Nose is roasted malts, espresso, bourbon, cascade hops. Taste is espresso, barrel, hops. Hoppy finish. Much hoppier nose and taste than anticipated. Smooth, full mouthfeel.
alex4r (82) - - MAR 22, 2013
Had this at Hunaphu day. I was inebriated by the time I had it so the memory is a both fuzzy. Nice and solid black pour, the head did not stick around. Aroma was boozy with wood notes. A nice hop presence rarely found in a big imperial stout. Full bodied and the taste mirrored the aroma with some vanilla on the back end. Very good and I am glad I ordered it jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of bitter hops and dark chocolate. Thick and roasty. I normally dont like hoppy stouts but this is so nice. This is such an amazing stout.
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On Nitro at Cigar City, pours a thick and creamy black color with a creamy light brown head. Arommas of coffee, chocolate, toffee, light vanilla, and booze from the barrel. Flavors are huge coffee, light fudge, light hops, vanilla and some burning booze aftertaste. I missed this on tap the past few times, glad this one went on again, another amazing stout from Cigar City. tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Impeccable! Wow!! Nitro pour into a snifter at the brewery. Pours motor oil black and thick with a deep tan head. Aroma is smooooooth, boozy, malty, caramel and coffee with dark chocolate all over. Heaven. Flavor is also smooth, in part to the nitro. Boozy, but lighter than expected. Definitely oaky with dark chocolate and coffee of course. Velvet-like and creamy. This is what dreams are made of. One of my most sought after CCB beers and sort every bit! ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2012
750ml, counter pressure filled bottle, courtesy of JW77. wow, thanks so much JW! so this is one of my white-whale’s and can’t believe i get the chance to try it for imperial stout rating #200! bottle cracks open with quiet hiss and pours a stunning, syrupy, oil-slick, jet black that is capped by a beautiful, rusty brown, full bodied head that leaves rich, sticky, oily rings of lace. aroma is absolutely amazing with huge notes of dark chocolate fudge, bbq smoke, toasted oak, and black coffee backed by chocolate-covered tangerines, subtle pine hops, and dry, smokey whiskey with subtle hints of toffee, vanilla, and graham cracker as it warms. flavor is stunning, simply out of this world, with massive, bitter dark chocolate, burnt brownies, huge roasted espresso, charred cedar, and toffee candy up front that transitions beautifully into smokey whiskey, dry orange peel, sweet tangerines, spruce needles, and vanilla beans and finishes with an in-your-face dose of raw espresso beans, chocolate frappe, and dry oak. palate is typical cigar city imperial stout...huge, rich, milkshake-thick, and perfectly carbonated with a huge, dry, roasted, bittersweet finish. overall, one of the best non-barrel-aged imperial stouts i’ve ever had that’s quite possibly only 2nd to Hunahpu’s in my book. wow. this stuff rocks.