Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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4.28/5 rDev -1.8%
A thick jet black pour with dirt brown head. Smells roasty, coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, charred. The flavor is spot on with aroma. A delicious charred flavor with enough sweetness to balance out, and a bit of soy sauce. Thick full body with low carbonation.
An excellent stout. Glad I got ahold of one, and looking forward to someday trying huna.
03-22-2014 12:07:45 | More by facundoCNB
4.54/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured from a 25 oz bomber into a cigar city snifter. Thank you FLBrew for this guy!
Appearance - Pours a thick, oily, opaque black body with a nice 2 finger milk chocolate colored head that reduces very slowly to release those delicious aromas at a slow pace.
Smell - Strong, potent aromas of dark fruits, dark chocolate, molasses, toasted marshmallows, and coffee beans fill the air. Really inviting.
Taste - Let this one warm up for the flavors to come out. The first flavors to touch the tongue are bold coffee with cream, milk chocolate, vanilla, molasses.. these flavors develop into deep roasty notes, including cocoa, really dark chocolate, roasted malt. The aftertaste is charred and delicious.
Mouthfeel - Thick, rich, and savory. I enjoyed this over a 2 hour period and the flavors and thickness got better as it warmed.
This is what an imperial stout should taste like.. perfectly balanced, rich, complex, flavorful. Doesn't need a barrel or a boat load of crazy ingredients to make it world class.
03-18-2014 01:15:20 | More by gcamparone
4.14/5 rDev -5%
Pours pitch black, great lacing, very good head that fades but stays stronger than normal.
Smells fairly average for an imperial stout.
Taste is heavy roast - a little rough but still pleasing.
Very heavy mouthfeel - one of the heaviest, and fits well with the flavor.
Overall a great beer but not my favorite IS.
03-18-2014 01:06:18 | More by zachary80
4.9/5 rDev +12.4%
This is my favorite beer. I'm surprised I never reviewed it. Here we go...
Pour is amazing. It's one of the best parts about this beer. You get a thick oily pour with an amazing dark tan head. It's a thing of beauty and to be honest I've only ever had one beer with a better pour and it was on draft at CCB tasting room on nitro(Cafe Americana).
Smell is full of rich chocolate. You get some minor espresso in there. Smells like a candy bar. Delicious.
Mouthfeel is silky. It's the typical CCB stout mouthfeel where it's creamy and light. Like your tongue is laying on a pillow of feathers. Thick and creamy.
The taste is full of dark chocolate. You get some roasted espresso but it's mostly chocolate which is why I enjoy this so much. I'm a choco-holic and this gets the job done. The alcohol isn't prevalent at all for a 10% ABV which I appreciate. It's a really deep tasting beer. If I drank this every day I'm pretty sure I'd go into a diabetic coma.
Overall it's my favorite beer for a reason... It's the top of the line in my opinion for what a RIS should be. Just great and next year I will probably buy a case instead of 2 bottles so it lasts me until the next year. I even trade for this beer when I run out because I love it that much. It's the epitome of what CCB is known for in stouts.
03-13-2014 22:12:13 | More by Brew_Bro
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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