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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: 1,857
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 1,013
Gots: 645 | FT: 47
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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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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-04-2011 14:24:26 | More by stevefinny
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-04-2011 02:28:28 | More by 2dogbrew
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sgoro

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-03-2011 17:05:33 | More by sgoro
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scottyg354

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%

A: This is a black beer, no doubt about it. Head has a brown/reddish tint to it and last for a little. Lacing is nice. Pours thick, like a light chocolate syrup. No seeing through this bad boy.

S: Lots of roastiness, malt and some alcohol. Dark chocolate notes are also present.

T:This beer is good, but it has a lot of odd notes. Up front you get a smoked cherries type flavor (my brother in law compared it to like a beef jerky taste, weird!), the on the back end you get espresso and dark chocolate, with some fig notes. Decent.

M: Thick, thick, thick. This beer feels exactly like it appears Pretty damn close to a stout shake!

O: Not a bad beer, don't be turned off by the weird tasting notes I described. That's what makes craft beer, craft beer. Give it a shot!

12-02-2011 22:20:12 | More by scottyg354
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koflaherty

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-02-2011 17:01:55 | More by koflaherty
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Nitrogenx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-02-2011 08:12:49 | More by Nitrogenx
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dwoolley1

New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-01-2011 19:41:11 | More by dwoolley1
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

12-01-2011 18:35:32 | More by kjkinsey
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StarRaptor

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-01-2011 17:08:18 | More by StarRaptor
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ciachef1212

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-01-2011 01:22:39 | More by ciachef1212
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-01-2011 00:11:42 | More by Rochefort10nh
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UncleE

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-30-2011 16:09:49 | More by UncleE
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +7.8%

Served on tap in a small snifter.

Appears jet black, with the darkest head i've ever seen, dark chocolate brown. Great lacing. Huge roasty aroma.

Taste is amazing, powerful flavors of espresso, dark cocoa, and molasses. But its not overwhelming. Thick and viscous.

Overall, the best I've had from Cigar City, and definitely a top tier Imperial Stout.

11-30-2011 03:26:53 | More by jmdrpi
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-29-2011 20:37:04 | More by InspectorBob
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-29-2011 04:55:20 | More by imperialking
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-29-2011 02:57:21 | More by brandoman63
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heyta

Georgia

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-28-2011 21:25:32 | More by heyta
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wsnich

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-28-2011 15:43:14 | More by wsnich
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Bfarr

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -11%

Thick syrupy black pour and tight sienna head with great retention and lacing. Dark chocolate and charcoal roasted aroma with an herbal note. Big chocolate taste up front gives way to coffee notes and finishing sweet and herbal. Coffee linger. Very thick viscosity with light bite and a lightly lingering dryness.

The look and feel of this beer is incredible. It actually coats the glass and turns it a different color that stays until it’s rinsed off. A fairly unique flavor is good in a small dose means it’s definitely a great beer for an 8 – 10oz pour. Any more than that and the herbal quality really takes over. This is typical of the malty CCB beers that I’ve tasted. I’d say it’s great to share or have a small taste of it but any more than that and it begins to be disappointing. Really a pretty enjoyable beer.

11-28-2011 01:28:17 | More by Bfarr
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PthPndr

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-27-2011 23:26:10 | More by PthPndr
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kenm2118

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-27-2011 21:24:36 | More by kenm2118
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danbar

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-27-2011 16:50:03 | More by danbar
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JayAre46

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-27-2011 06:12:31 | More by JayAre46
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Yagman3000

New York

4.08/5  rDev -6.4%

Served from a .750 bottle into a goblet.

Appears as dark as midnight. Pure motor oil. Super viscous with a small creamy bubbly head.

Smells very boozy... There's a sting to the nostrils. There's a trace if anise and some coffee. There might be a subtle scent of coffee underneath it all.

Tastes like dark chocolate brownies. Much less coffee and licorice in the mouth.

Mouthfeel is super thick and a mouth filler. It exits quietly and without too much if a booze burn.

Overall I'm impressed with this beer. It's a thick one and a slow sipper that carries its booze well.

11-26-2011 22:47:26 | More by Yagman3000
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hiphopipa

Maine

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-26-2011 21:44:58 | More by hiphopipa
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,857 ratings.