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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: 1,867
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 1,014
Gots: 646 | FT: 46
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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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Charlie4872

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-15-2013 15:40:08 | More by Charlie4872
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TheRemyLeabeau

Ohio

4.98/5  rDev +14.2%

This is a definite wow beer. It comes on a tiny bit hot, not much at all though and I get an initial splash of coffee and toffee. Vanilla slithers its way in after the toffee and it ends with probably my favorite finish of any beer yet. Absolutely incredible, a finish of dark chocolate covered cherries... a sort of dark chocolate black cherry flavor. The finish of this beer is so incredible, I have to say it probably is the best finish and aftertaste of any beer I've had, at least any stout hands down. The nose on this beer is much like any RIS, specifically dark chocolate and toffee stand out to me. All I can say is yeah this beer is a must try for any lovers of Imperial Stouts!
P.S. Many thanks to toofdoc (Josh) and the boys at The Mack House Bottle Share Group for the bottle!

08-15-2013 08:48:33 | More by TheRemyLeabeau
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slowonder1

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.7%

08-15-2013 04:55:00 | More by slowonder1
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-15-2013 03:08:15 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-15-2013 00:49:17 | More by cardsfan
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-14-2013 14:37:00 | More by DRBiser
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Kevinhcraig

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-13-2013 16:52:23 | More by Kevinhcraig
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-13-2013 15:23:49 | More by jriggins6
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IPeteA91

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-13-2013 01:54:01 | More by IPeteA91
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-12-2013 23:43:56 | More by DanGeo
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fishmich

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-12-2013 08:46:38 | More by fishmich
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-12-2013 03:09:04 | More by 1424IpA
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-11-2013 02:10:40 | More by Flabbyjandro
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-11-2013 01:56:09 | More by SHerninko
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

08-10-2013 15:11:19 | More by greg4579
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sblank

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-10-2013 14:55:32 | More by sblank
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AaronDrinks

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-10-2013 02:43:17 | More by AaronDrinks
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Erice78

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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ystazi

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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MPSTARR

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-08-2013 22:08:15 | More by MPSTARR
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.14/5  rDev -5%

Pours pitch black, and the head is the darkest I’ve ever seen, milk chocolate color, and excellent retention.

Smell is roast, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, sweet. As it warms up, the roasty and fruity characteristics balance more, quite enjoyable.

Taste is different, chocolate up front, a bit fruity towards the middle and roasty red fruit to finish. Little to no alcohol. As it warms, the fruit is still there, and the primary aftertaste, raspberry and cherry overpower the roast.

A bit of a lighter body than I was expecting from it. Very good stout, pretty unique, but the overpowering red fruit quality keeps it from being higher to me. Still quite enjoyable but could be a bit more balanced.

08-07-2013 05:40:23 | More by Smurf2055
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-06-2013 23:16:27 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Armando_Perez

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.7%

08-06-2013 21:12:23 | More by Armando_Perez
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HugeBulge

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-06-2013 19:23:33 | More by HugeBulge
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-05-2013 21:18:13 | More by Luk13
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,867 ratings.