Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.28/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
32oz swing-top growler thanks to biniek13. Filled 11/12 (approaching a month old). Poured into Hunahpu glass. This is my first time having MZ from a growler, however I've had it from the bottle a couple times (1st time reviewing).
A- Pours a very dark jet black like motor oil with a thick creamy half-finger dark mocha brown head (one of the darkest heads I've seen) that has decent retention but recedes to a perfectly flat top. Despite being almost a month old in the growler, this beer surprisingly still has retained a decent amount of carbonation of consistently rising bubbles. Some alcohol legs.
S- Dark chocolate, some creamy milk chocolate, dark fruits, some figs, raisins, and a hint of roasted malts. Fairly aromatic and nicely complex for a RIS.
T- Dark chocolate, figs, some raisins especially on the finish, a hint of bitterness from the chocolate. Nice complexity, awesome balance, and a great representation of the style.
M- Great thick body that isn't too syrupy, very smooth, extremely easy to drink (definitely hits you sooner then you know it).
O- Marshal Zhukov is a great representation of a RIS and one of many great beers from CCB. Definitely one of my favorites and I highly recommend it if you are a fan of the style.
Serving type: growler
12-09-2012 23:54:14 | More by jaasen64
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4.08/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Thanks to Beergod1 for the trade!
Poured into a tulip glass. Bottle date 7/11/13
A) Dark used Motor oil, thick melted chocolate ice cream, no head expected for almost a 12%.
S) Smoked malt, espresso, and baker's chocolate, Cavendish pipe tobacco
T) Not what i expected at all. Soy sauce, beef jerky, vanilla, cavendish pipe tobacco; aftertaste dark chocolate, dark fruit, and figs.
M) Thick medium amount of carbonation.
O) I was disappointed to say the least. Too much up front, too little in the back. I do want to trade for another and cellar for a while. Even as it warmed nothing changed.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 16:06:54 | More by NewGlarusFan
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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