Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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3.5/5 rDev -19.7%
This beer exhibits things that I love in an imperial stout but at the same time was surprised that I didn't enjoy it more...
Pours black as night with a solid 2 finger head; has a bit of that redish color like Huna does but not quite as good looking.
Nose; milk chocolate, a bit of roastiness.
Taste; way different than the last bottle I had, which was the under-carbonated batch from 2010. It's like a boozy milkshake, extremely one dimensional and somewhat cloyingly sweet.
Mouthfeel is super thick, chewy, and rich.
Overall; I don't know if it was just too much at the time, or if my palate has changed, but as Harrymel stated, it was somewhat of a chore to drink and I only had a third of the bottle. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, it was just too much and surprised me as I've drank nearly an entire bottle of Huna to myself and loved every sip...
01-03-2012 19:56:36 | More by pixieskid
3.51/5 rDev -19.5%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
A- pours black with no head to speak of. Incredibly disappointing there
S- tons of licorice and ark malts, along with some slight chocolate. Pretty nice
T- licorice dominates the flavor profile. Getting some soy sauce too. Tad bit of chocolate. No coffee to speak of. Very, very disappointing
M- super thick and syrupy body. Dear god. Incredibly viscous
O- I expected much more, given the reputation. Very disappointing beer
03-01-2013 00:34:12 | More by bigfnjoe
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,829 ratings.