Zhukov's Final Push - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by G311:
4.78/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A huge thank you goes out to Jeff (Jefe73) on this one...a major surprise in our most recent trade and a more than fitting beer for my first review on BA. Enjoyed with multiple pieces of Lindt Extra Dark 85% Cocoa dark chocolate. A divine pairing.
A: F yo' couch darkness...menacing...almost invitingly so. The lacing was not as massive as on other CCB brew, but the staining of my glass was.
S: Spicy peppery hops...wet, dank coffee grounds, very earthy...a slight smokiness with a touch of dirt.
T: Exceptional...smoke, ash, sweet fruit (cherry?), and a wonderful dark cocoa powder-meets hearty black coffee enveloping everything.
M: Slick, oily velvet...but still relatively light. Like ultra-thick black coffee that melts in your mouth.
O: Easily one of the best beers I've ever had and being the huge coffee lover that I am, I'd have to put this WAY up there. Too bad it is so damn rare and hard to come by. Thank you again, Jeff, for the opportunity to try this gem.
Serving type: growler
08-16-2011 03:27:06 | More by G311
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4.53/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
On tap at Hunahpu Day. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Inky black. Stains the glass. Nice mocha head, but after a while it's gone.
Smell - Incredible coffee aroma. No acidity. Earthy coffee. Rich chocolate. A hint of that Zhukov licorice in the back.
Taste - The coffee flavor is immense. Never domineering, but it's the main attraction of this beer. Rich and blends perfectly with the chocolate. Molasses flavor in the back end.
Mouthfeel - Heavy and viscous. Low carbonation.
Overall - I've missed this beer multiple times over the years. I'm glad I finally got to try it. Worth all the elbow-throwing at Hunahpu Day.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 21:45:49 | More by Alieniloquium
Zhukov's Final Push from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.