Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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4.41/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a motor oil black with the slightest bit of a brown head. Only a whisp remains after a few seconds. Super sticky leg in the lacing. Carbonation minimal. After Dark Lord, about the thickest looking beer i've seen.
Smell is chocolate and dark fruits. Not overpowering but very good for the style.
Taste is chocolate, bitter roastiness, sugary sweetness, dark fruit, and a slightly bitter, dry finish. A nice complex taste with all notes integrated well.
Mouthfeel is full and super smooth. Reminds me a lot of Founders IS in that regard. The highpoint of the beer.
Overall, this joins Founders IS as my favorite "normal" IS. Of course founders is significantly cheaper and easier to find, so this loses out in that regard. Cigar City continues to impress me with their stouts and I look forward to trying more and more of their stuff.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2013 16:17:33 | More by mechamifune
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,748 ratings.