Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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4.05/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle poured into my snifter. Huge thanks to RyanSchwam for this monster. My first CCB ever!
A - pours jet, jet black. One of the blackest beers I've ever seen. Lots of head, almost a waterfall effect like Guinness. The foam is the darkest brown. Great looking beer.
S - lots of malt, some hints of anise and coffee, maybe some chocolate on the bass note. The alcohol is detectable, but not overbearing.
T - I've been into Ten Fidy lately, so I'm implicitly comparing all RISs to that right now. MZ is pretty good, but the malt overwhelms, which is a trap to which many RISs succumb. Objectively, it's delicious.
M - goes down like a dream. The alcohol makes it somewhat syrupy, but nothing significant to complain about.
O - I asked Ryan for two bottles of this one because I was going to age the one that I didn't drink, but I'm not sure there are any flavors that need substantial toning down. Good beer, I'll certainly get it again if I'm ever in Florida.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2012 01:50:41 | More by JamesShoemaker
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