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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: 1,858
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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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-23-2014 15:16:39 | More by greenspointexas
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-23-2014 11:52:30 | More by Kevincredible
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Ela

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-23-2014 02:09:32 | More by Ela
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JesseLara

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-23-2014 01:38:08 | More by JesseLara
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dunlap926

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

03-22-2014 16:24:56 | More by dunlap926
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

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
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-22-2014 11:59:10 | More by dspinler
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Doh-Kay

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-22-2014 02:44:50 | More by Doh-Kay
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carmike813

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-21-2014 03:09:34 | More by carmike813
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carrionricardo

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-20-2014 18:49:15 | More by carrionricardo
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Johnny58

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-20-2014 18:04:18 | More by Johnny58
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terranostra86

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-19-2014 00:29:36 | More by terranostra86
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

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
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zachary80

Indiana

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
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imyourhero21

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-17-2014 20:51:15 | More by imyourhero21
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GABrew

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-17-2014 01:56:15 | More by GABrew
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Jimsal27

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-17-2014 01:00:30 | More by Jimsal27
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ereye

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-16-2014 23:56:05 | More by ereye
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clemson14

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-16-2014 23:54:17 | More by clemson14
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-16-2014 23:45:37 | More by MarkFy
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-16-2014 01:27:42 | More by fehrminator
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-15-2014 14:51:20 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-14-2014 00:01:22 | More by CarolinaKevin
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Brew_Bro

Florida

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
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iJyuken

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-13-2014 16:58:36 | More by iJyuken
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.