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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - 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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - 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 didnt 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 doesnt 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 didnt realize that the coffee was super high end. I didnt get a whole lot of coffee in this one, unfortunately. Rich chocolate and roasted malts. A nice beer that Id love to try again. Thanks Kan!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - 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 Ive 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 lovers 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. Its 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 Ive ever had, by a wide margin.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3259) - 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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3191) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (3144) - 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 Hunahpus 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 Ive 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3106) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Tap @ BT, NYC. The aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, coffee again. The appearance is a deep tar black, no head. Looks sort of lifeless with no carbonation. The flavor is coffee, more coffee, but actually a smoth coffee, not overly roasty, cream, chocolate. The finish is roast coffee. Medium/thick in body, again lifeless with its lack of carbonation. Nicely done, but I remember liking the regular zhukov more. Maybe this beer needed nitro. And its wierd that Im saying that, b/c I normally hate nitro.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchmela (3021) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
#1600 on tap at Redlight during RBWG. This is a serious ballbuster of a beer! Thick black creamy pour with a creamy dark tan head. Monster espresso grounds aroma, very fresh with notes of dark chocolate peaking through. Creamy smooth milk chocolate, espresso and tobacco taste, seriously thick. Finishes soooo smooth. Damn that was awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (3017) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sampled @ GABF!!! Practically ran to the booth to try this one...first stop!!! Liquid midnight pour produced a creamy latte head that left clumps of lacing inside the glass. Nose screamed weasel with abundant roasted coffee bean filling the nostrils. Extremely aggressive, almost overpowering other more subtle aromas. Flavor was fairly two dimensional with dark roasted coffee and dark Godiva chocolate. Unfortunately, there was a lot of bitter without anything to tame it. Velvety mouthfeel. Really good but think I actually liked regular Zhukov better.


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