Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.