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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series)Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series)

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 148
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigMcLargeHuge on 11-17-2008)
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2.53/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to raveskdr for sharing this bottle. Served in a Cigar City snifter. Pours a very dark brown color, bordering on black. The nose carries loads and loads of cedar. Far, far too much. It’s over the top. That’s enough ways to say that. Zhukov is a powerful beer, and it’s barely noticeable underneath the cedar here. The flavor adds in some roast and chocolate, but it’s mostly all cedar. Wow. Medium body with a spicy cedar finish. Not a huge fan. I’d much prefer regular Zhukov.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The good Marshal is not mentioned anywhere on this bottle, but once I started drinking the beer, there was no mistake. Cheers to bsuedekum for this bottle, and for going the extra mile in this trade. Cheers!

From a 750 into a snifter
Bottled Sept 2011
Cedar spiralls from Barrel Mill

APPEARANCE: Yes. I could stop here. This is what stouts should look like. Take note Goose Island. A thick, sludgy, vicious motor oil black pour yields a cascading 1+ finger, thick, tight, dark mocha head with great retention. Sludgy black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp cap. A swirly wisp and ring remain leaving dots of lacing down the glass. Thick, vicious, and meanicing. Fantastic.

SMELL: Cedar wood for sure, with vanilla, roasted and charred malts, molasses and cocoa powder on the nose. Burnt espresso works its way through as well. Pretty nice, though the cedar does run the show a little.

TASTE: Follows the nose to a tee. Cedar wood, vanilla notes, then lots of roasted, burnt and charred malts at the swallow. Roasted and burt malts accompany burnt, bitter espresso, pure, bitter dark chocolate and more sweet cedar flavors in the bold and lingering finish. Sweet molasses from the base beer as well. Very flavorful and dominating, with plenty of cedar taking the lead here.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes mouth-coating. No bite. Cedar aging has lightened up the body some, as it's not as thick and full as it usually is. Still a tick above average though.

OVERALL: This was really, really good. The base Marshal Zhukov is an outsanding imperial stout, and the cedar againg has added a new dimension to the beer. That said, while I can easily finish a bottle of the base beer myself, the cedar aging added a sweetness that makes a willing buddy an almost necessity, as this does get a little chalenging as the bottle empties. Still, a great beer from a great brewery. Thanks guys, and cheers again bsuedekum!

Jeffo, Dec 10, 2012
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.