Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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
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
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
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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