Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Another awesome grew from cigar city. Dark pour and tan head. Great imperial stout with coffee and roasted malts, both in aroma and flavor. The ideal part of this is the awesome Spanish cedar dimension! You all gotta try this brew. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 Bottle from the Otown throwdown. From the man himself, Joey I thank you so much. Pours a black color with very little head. Aroma is great. A-1, worsteshire, chocolate, pepper, cedar, tobacco, coffee...I could go on and on. Flavor is full of the cedar, chocolate, roated notes, some smoke elements...Damn what a beer. THANKS Joey!!!! MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
A: Pours a nice deep dark black hue with a small mocha head. The retention is low but some spotty lace is noted. Once the head dies down it is matte black in color and very evil looking in the glass.
S: I still dream of the aroma of this one. Tons of fresh roasted malt with layers of chocolate, both bitter and sweet. Hints of coffee poke thru, and then bam.... the cedar. How come no one else had tought of that?
T: If this beer is lacking anywhere, the taste makes up for it ten fold. Roasted malt comes first. It was perfectly toasted and good. After that you are hit in the face with chocolate. The rich smooth chocolate quality of this beer is what cake and fudge makers dream of. The beers is so smooth and rich like nothing I have had before. Milk chocolate makes an appearence as does caramel and marshmellow. The cedar dances in the background but does not overpower. To call this beer expertly crafted is an understatement.
M: Full in body, very rich, as smooth as a babys ass. When it comes to mouthfeel this was the smoothest most enjoyable beer I have ever tasted.
D: So drinkable, it is my absolute favorite beer to date.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 Bottle on NYE. Pours a black abyss with a than coffee head. Chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, tobacco, woody cedar notes and spicy pepper corns. A creamy chocolate body with a wood cedar mid palate leaving a spiced pepper corn warming finish. The base beer for this experiment is fantastic, i can’t honestly tell you i like this more, but i appreciate this for what its is an interesting spin on an already amazing brew. 4.3 Holy shit this beer blew me away the second time i had this clearly i was smashed when i had this on NYE Wow! Fantastic compliments from the cedar and the light pepper shaker tones vanilla creamy rich roastiness. Pronominal!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2011
750ml bottle, 2009 edition, courtesy of ibrew2or3. thanks, dave! aged nicely for a bit, this on pours a thick, oily, jet-black with a beautiful, this, dark cocoa colored head elegant sheets of lace. aroma is absolutely wonderful with massive notes of dry cedar, charred cedar, and toasted cedar (it’s got a lot of cedar!) backed by roasted espresso, dark chocolate, chicory, and bit of smoke with subtle notes of dark fruits, crushed red pepper, ground black pepper, and wet leather. flavor is magnificent with the spicy, toasted cedar notes settling beautifully into the background behind bittersweet dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, and dark fruits with massive roasted malts, pralines, chocolate brownies, smoke, peppercorns, and cigar paper at mid-palate and finishing with an unbelievably unique spicy, woody, sweet, roasted quality i’ve never experienced before. palate is amazingly smooth and rich but expertly balanced by the spice of the cedar with a full bodied, oily mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. overall, one of the finest and most unique imperial stouts i’ve ever tasted. if CCB didn’t brew Hunahpu’s, this would absolutely be their best beer. bravo.
gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2011
this humidor series marshal Zhukov’s is the best beer i have had. the aroma is boozy with Seder and dark fruits. oil color with a nice tan head. Seder, coffer, tobacco, molasses, cocoa, caramel CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Courtesy Retorp. Poured a nearly opaque black, some glints of mahogany around the edges. The aroma is mind boggling, cedar and roast dominate, with more subtle notes of tobacco, coffee and some dark fruits. The flavor is hugely roasty, with a slight smokiness coming through. Absolutely stellar. Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle from Damico. Outstanding. Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. More creamy head than standard Zhukov. Aroma of chocolate, cherries, and cedar. Some slight roast. Sweet chocolate taste with slight cherries and roast. Nice bitter layer. The cedar rounds out the finish nicely - a gentle spice from the cedar. Love it. A big thanks to Damico for this one. MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter.
A. Pours a dark black, mocha brown head the settled to a light foam layer.
S. Smells of chocolate, toffee, and a little caramel.
T. Tastes of milk chocolate, light toffee and caramel with a mild hop profile showing.
M. Very thick and chewy, malty and very sticky finish.
O. Super good beer. Amazingly simple and pleasureful beer, chocolate in the right amounts, a great RIS and well made. I will be looking for a bottle of this in the future. darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Growler courtesy of Retorp. Pours a lifeless black, no carbonation (not intended, this came from a handbottled growler, sweet lookin growlers too). Huge spicy nose with tons and tons of chocolate roast. The cedar just really takes over the nose in a way that makes you wonder why the hell no one else is using this wood. The flavor is incredibly intense with a huge slick mouthfeel. Leaves big oil legs on the glass much like dark lord. Tobacco with spice, tons of chocolate and caramel, fine espresso. This thing has layers and layers of flavor. I can’t wait to try this on draft with proper carbonation. As it is this is amazing. The rating for this brewery have nothing to do with it being from Florida, there are alot of great breweries here some put out crap product some put out great product (The Corner Cafe is a good one) even Saint Somewhere makes great beers but this is a brewer on the level with the very best in the industry. I can’t wait to start trading these out so people see its not just hype. Cigar City is the real deal and this beer proves it.