Zhukov's Final Push - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Maltzilla:
4.63/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Off the nitro tap @ Red Light Red light, during RBWG. BOOM! Is this a flavor bomb or an aroma bomb? Can't decide. This thing is, hands-down, one of the best stouts I've ever had. When I poured it into my (large) snifter, the head came up thick, creamy and dense; very dark brown in color, too.
I took a whiff and got some of the richest, most enticing coffee notes I've ever smelled (on coffee or beer). The weasels did a bang-up job on this batch. The appearance was definitely trade-mark zhukov: viscous, heavy, dense and darker than a black steer's tuckus on a moonless prairie night.
The taste is phenomenal: bitter chocolate, COFFEE, some very subtle licorice, light vanilla. You immediately notice the staple dark amber coating on your glass after you take the first sip. Amazing beer! The back palate lingers with some notes of coffee and dark fruit.
Thanks to Joey, cheeseman, GoT and everyone involved in making this happen.
Serving type: nitro-tap
03-21-2010 02:10:09 | More by Maltzilla
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4.53/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
On tap at Hunahpu Day. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Inky black. Stains the glass. Nice mocha head, but after a while it's gone.
Smell - Incredible coffee aroma. No acidity. Earthy coffee. Rich chocolate. A hint of that Zhukov licorice in the back.
Taste - The coffee flavor is immense. Never domineering, but it's the main attraction of this beer. Rich and blends perfectly with the chocolate. Molasses flavor in the back end.
Mouthfeel - Heavy and viscous. Low carbonation.
Overall - I've missed this beer multiple times over the years. I'm glad I finally got to try it. Worth all the elbow-throwing at Hunahpu Day.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 21:45:49 | More by Alieniloquium
Zhukov's Final Push from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.