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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: 2,188
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,077
Gots: 737 | FT: 60
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BigMcLargeHuge on 11-17-2008

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
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Photo of SomethingClever
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into a hotel glass

A: Deep dark abyss of blackness with a chocolate shake head good lacing

S: rich roast, molasses, dark fruits, chocolate, some coffee

T: It's decadent with chocolate a roasted Carmel and coffee taste a light sweetness

M: It's creamy and thick if lays n your tongue like it belongs there

O: This is everything a stout should be one of the most beautiful and rich examples it's roasty slightly coffee tasting thick lush on the mouth it's a delight to drink. This is a beg borrow or steal kind of stout do yourself a favor find it.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle from a Sat., 12/20/2014 Better Beer Authority Bottle Share (thanks, Richard H..), unknown vintage (2013?), poured into a BBA snifter glass, drank over 15 minutes

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.33/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Soy sauce and rancid green beans on the nose. Soy sauce and hot asphalt on the pallet. Hope this is an off bottle, will revisit again.

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrMonotone69
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of whitenads
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HOMEPL8
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopDropTheElder
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lurkerson
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Westyn
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of NCMeanGreen
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Morakaton
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of kamikazeokami
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mrjmann
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: light-devouring black pour; dark brown cap slimmed to some collar foam and a vague sheen

S: bittersweet dark malts soaked in molasses and vanilla; faint herbal accents

T: rich dark malt silk brings bittersweet chocolate syrup across the palate; sweet dark brown molasses sweetness, rounded off with a boozy vanilla character; undercurrents of cold espresso with lemon peel

M: silky smooth, dense, lush; bittersweetness lingers along with a slight stickiness; herbal hops contribute a drying effect on the finish...

O: an excellent entry into the big boys of double stouts - right up there with any of your favorites - sure to impress.

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Bencooper27
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of RAKeeler
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,188 ratings.