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: 152   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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4.8
smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Nitro draft @ RBWG 2010. Pours black with creamy brown head. Huge coffee aroma with dark roasted malts. Tons of coffee flavor and dark roasted malts and some chocolate. Full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. My favorite beer of the RBWG 2010 weekend. Awesome brew!

4.9
jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of black coffee, dark chocolate and caramel. Taste follows, thick chocolatey and chewy. This beer is phenomenal. So thick, so chewy so chocolatey, great coffee notes. Rediculous! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
ccb growler... super dirty motor oil, pours super thick with no head, then a half finger dark tan head rises up for a few seconds to form a thick ring, thick beer lacing... smells great, perfect coffee with a bit of brownies, super rich... tastes perfect with an equal amazing mouthfeel, super thick but in a great way, the taste is unreal, perfect mix of coffee that is roasty and rich with a lot chocolate... one of the best stouts out there period... after drinking more than 8 ounces this becomes super tough to drink. Originally a 4.7.

3.9
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
Growler from wetherell, thanks. Black pour no head. Nose is sweet, rich bourbonny, tons of coffee. Taste is sweet, very liquory, thick like molasses. Chewy, toffee, a little burnt. Overall good and interesting.

4.4
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Cigar city final push poured into a snifter.... Aroma jumps out before I can even admire the pour... Pours a deep black as night pour, very slick oily and impenetrable. A careful pour didn’t yield much head but a light swirled revealed a definitive darker tan head... Assertive and robust, strong amazingly fresh coffee nose, roasty with some subtle yet fair vanilla notes on the backend. Almost like fresh pressed beans, the aroma is splendid... Flavors fall just a tad short of the nose but still quite delicious. Silky smooth with in your face fresh coffee action from beginning to end supplemented by velvety bittersweet chocolate. Very light carbonation which def doesn’t detract yet enhances it to expose the natural flavors. Some light coffee rind finish that puts a nice ending to a great tasting experience. 10/4/8/4/17

4.1
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!

4.6
Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Nitro tap at Redlight Redlight for RBWG. Perhaps the most menacing looking beer I have ever seen. The pour yields an absolutely pitch black, impenetrable abyss of darkness. A dark brown head is as thick and creamy as any I’ve ever seen, appearing almost like a chocolate milkshake floater. A dense, solid sheet of lace stains the glass to the point where it takes a second rinse to clear it all away. The nose is a coffee and chocolate lover’s dream. Perfectly roasted, dark and decadent coffee simply explodes from the glass, followed by equally decadent layers of dark and milk chocolates, and a velvety splash of heavy cream. Flavors follow right in line, as rich and luscious as the nose hints it might be. The softly bitter coffee roast is less earthy than I expected, very clean actually, and it serves as the perfect counterpoint to the light sweetness of the dark chocolate malt base. On the palate, the velvety body is mouth coating and creamy, without being sticky in the least. It’s almost sessionable, which is scary for an 11% brute. This was significantly better than the bourbon and brandy barrel Zhukov treatments that I had the night before. Best coffee beer I’ve ever had, by a wide margin.

4.2
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Nitro at RBWG. One hell of a beer. More coffee than your morning espresso. Aroma is a bit lacking from the nitro treatment, and though this is full bodied, rich and delicious, it is so, so coffee dominant than it becomes a bit one dimensional. Truly unique and a joy to drink, however.

4.2
unclemike (3163) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Small hiss when opened. Pours black thick with little carbonation. Loaded with rich flavor of smooth coffee. Hints of smoke, tobacco, earth. Finishes dry. Very easy to drink. Some bitterness. Well balanced excellent beer

4.7
Damico (3150) - 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.


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