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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,999
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,055
Gots: 695 | FT: 54
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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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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Barhoppin13, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

MastaShonuf, Oct 18, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into sniffer at Lokal in Miami. $25 I couldn't pass it up...
Pours a deeeep black with tan almost brown head. Looks like muddy coffee...awesome.
Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate with a huge dried fruity raison kick. Taste is huge dried fruit and raison...sweet, but balanced with lots of roasted coffee and a chocolate finish. So smooth..almost chugable. This stout is fantastic. ..would love to have one to age as I bet this would be phenomenal in a few years. But now its amazing. Wow...

DrinkSlurm, Oct 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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hopslam11, Oct 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

corysmith01, Oct 12, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thx to velcrogrip.

Appearance: This pours just like Hunahpu(duh!), with a small tan head that hugs the perimeter of the glass; it's black as night as you'd expect. This shit pours thicker than any other. Just viscous as anything I've seen.

Smell: Faint roasted malt, extra bitter chocolate, hints of coffee, graham cracker. There's hardly anything to smell, it's all very faint. No horse blanket : (

Taste: Holy crap, you'd never see that flavor profile coming from that smell. Definitely not indicative. Right off the bat is that faint graham cracker thing that you get in the nose(which sets this apart from most, imo)roasted malt, chocolate, and then some hop bitterness. Finish is chocolate that fades into hop bitterness. Definitely great.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, viscous, huge. Hunahpu is the most viscous stout I've ever had, and this is right there with it(makes sense).

Overall: One of the best Imperial Stouts I've ever had. Just well done, viscous as hell and it has the graham cracker x factor going for it. Win.

PsilohsaiBiN, Oct 12, 2013
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Prospero, Oct 10, 2013
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redblacks75, Oct 10, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a deep black color with a bit of a dark dark chocolate brown head.

The aroma is huge of sweet sweet chocolate, some roasted malt and coffee, as well as caramel and toffee notes.

The flavor follows with a thick sticky rolling amount of bittersweet chocolate with a bit of coffee. There's then some sweet toffee notes and then a kick of bitterness on the end that cleans the beer up. It's extremely complex as it rolls of coffee, chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, and then that huge bitterness.

One of best non-barrel aged imperial stout I've had.

Having had '13 and '12 of this, I can say I prefer it fresher. It just had more complexity and brightness to it.

dar482, Oct 09, 2013
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Hanzo, Oct 06, 2013
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,999 ratings.