PhillyBeer2112 (2895) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Thanks to cheeseman. Growler. Near opaque black, leaves a dark film on the glass. Big coffee nose and flavor with an espresso like dirty turkish coffee finish. Coats the palate, heavy. Desert like sweet finish, like a chocolate-vanilla-coffee brownie. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
GABF 2010 - I do my fair share of hating on CCB every once in a while, but I have to tip my hat to them on this one - viscous black pour with a dense tan head - rich, creamy mouthfeel - hearty, fresh coffee flavor, with intense roast and bitterness, but not at all astringent - a bit of anise and charred wood, but the coffee is so rich and balanced - this is only the second beer I have had with the coffee, and both have been awesome - it makes me wonder if the coffee is just that awesome that it will make any beer you put it in phenomenal - anyway, well done CCB! nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Rating #2200! Ticked this beer on draft. Pours black in color, and thick, with a well-formed tan head that is typical of Cigar City beers. They really do tend to nail the appearance. The aroma has big notes of delicious weasel crap coffee. Yes I can tell the difference. Besides that, a big base stout with dark chocolate and coffee shines through. The flavor is not quite as amazing as the aroma, but is still excellent. Just a little heavy on the char, but the coffee flavor is great and well-integrated. Big, rich, dark malts form the base, lending roasty and toasty and chocolatey notes. Some anise in there as well. Very full and thick on the mouthfeel. Carbonation is rather low, as it should be, but not nonexistent. Awesome beer overall, and if there was a score for the name of the beer, this would get perfect marks considering I laughed out loud when I got the double entendre. Keep up the good work, Joey, Wayne, and co, and send some beer out to the wasteland of northern CA! jredmond (8645) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2016 Draft at blind tiger with Brendan, barons, Andrew and streets. First thing this reminds me of is the mikkeller beer geek weasel. Pours a pitch black body with no head, no lacing. Aroma is full of the richest, most delicious coffee, chocolate and smooth roast. Mouthfeel is medium to thick with notes of perfected coffee, tobacco, roast, light tart, and some chocolate in the background. #2200 HonusWagner (2226) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Another really good variation of Zhukov, with a nice amount of coffee, but a bit on the sweeter side and not my favorite interpretation. Thanks Diego, as usual.
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Growler at RBWG 2013. Pours oily brown with a faint, brown head. Huge, deep espresso aroma, some burnt malts. Big sweet flavor with dark, juicy berries, rich coffee, dark sugars. Full bodied with soft carbonation, faint warmth to finish, some syrupy dark sugars, more espresso, dark berries. Good stuff. Not a typical American impy stout. jtclockwork (17266) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Draft at CBC- pours black - nose/taste of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate - thick and luscious - full bodied 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. 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) JoeTheYounger (1195) - 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.