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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial StoutMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 1,849
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II. Opaque black in color, with notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of backstrap molasses. The English hop varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso. Pair Marshal Zhukov’s with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia.

We brew and release Zhukov's in the summer knowing that a beer of this heft reaches its full potential a few months after release. So save a bottle for the cold winter!

80 IBU

(Beer added by: BigMcLargeHuge on 11-17-2008)
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-20-2011 06:10:11 | More by djrn2
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours a inky black without any head whatsoever and therefore no lace.

The smell is licorice, molasses and a light amount of burnt malt.

The taste is much the same as the smell with more molasses, a slight bitterness and some gentle warming.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick, easy going down but there is no carbonation at all. Tends to thin a bit as it warms.

Drinkability is pretty good, I enjoyed it though a bit more carbonation would have made an improvement to me.

12-21-2010 23:51:45 | More by meatyard
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-20-2013 19:43:57 | More by seangibbs60
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NorCalAussie

California

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New York

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04-23-2012 02:01:40 | More by Stumpy29er
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RolandBlunts

California

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joegard

Virginia

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Zack_B

Florida

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06-08-2014 22:05:59 | More by Zack_B
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-15-2013 15:31:26 | More by FreshZ
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kjrod20

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-12-2014 03:26:24 | More by kjrod20
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

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07-05-2013 14:47:14 | More by plumcrazyfx
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MastaShonuf

California

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10-18-2013 15:15:23 | More by MastaShonuf
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

A - Black as black can be with a thin tan head. Pretty standard for a RIS. Decent lacing, just above average in this dept.

S - Slightly better than average, so I'll call this good. Both dark and sweet chocolate. Funny, you don't usually get that combo. Vanilla and coffee. Again, standard for the style. Pretty nice surprise of sweetness in there though..

T - Pretty awesome taste. I wasn't expecting this much flavor. Roasted Malts are obvious right off the bat. The Sweet chocolate is present first, and then the bitterness from the dark chocolate is there too. Must be a few different roasts to make this complex of a flavor. Some woodiness in there too. Pleasantly surprised.

M - Thick and full. Lots of body, but maybe a hint too much carb for the style. Alcohol is hidden well, but not completely.

O - Glad I got a few of these when I did. Hope they become available again as I'll buy up a bunch more. Great stout that makes for a great time.

03-30-2011 21:04:00 | More by BeerThursdays
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

12-26-2013 07:14:33 | More by NeedBeerHere
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Illinois

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07-07-2013 22:09:29 | More by Benjiehorn
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North Carolina

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Minnesota

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09-18-2013 22:23:30 | More by lonewolfcry
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Ohio

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2beerdogs

California

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drlovemd87

Colorado

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South Carolina

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chcfan

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Bottle into snifter.

Dark as night with a nice brown head. There's some lacing after a good swirl.

Smell is extremely inviting nice and roasty with some notes of chocolate malt, and maybe a hint of raisin or dark fruits.

Taste is in line with the smell, very bold with the roasty, dark malts. This is the big bold flavor you look for in an RIS.

Thick and chewy mouthfeel.

Marshal Zhukov is a little pricey, but definitely something I will seek out again.

12-13-2009 21:33:16 | More by chcfan
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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,849 ratings.