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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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1,947 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,947
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,040
Gots: 688 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. I've had this for over a year - I'd guess this is a 2013 version.

Appearance: Pours black with a nice deep, dark tan/brown head of a couple fingers that lingers for a while before leaving a black and brown layering atop the beer. (4.75)

Smell: Big roasted coffee, dark chocolate, toasted malts, licorice, dark fruits. Big, bitter and sweet stout flavors. This is not a subtle aroma. (4.5)

Taste: Soy sauce, dark chocolate, licorice, toasted malts, marshmallow, bitter coffee. The taste is sweeter than the aroma lets on. Still, quite drinkable and tasty - huge flavor. (4.25)

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a thick, creamy body. Finish is a bit harsh and bitter - not bad though. (4)

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Pours dark as night with a coffee roast and molasses aroma. The mouthfeel is amazing! this beer is creamy and goes down very smooth. The abv is mostly hidden with little to no burn. This beer deserves it's rating, just a finely crafted imperial stout. Would I buy again, YES! There are other RIS brews out there that overcome this masterpiece but they are few in number.

Bottom Line: Great RIS, defining the style.

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,947 ratings.