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Zhukov's Final Push - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 264
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Kopi Luwak coffee aged Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 03-15-2010)
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muskiesman

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +7.3%

03-12-2014 22:40:30 | More by muskiesman
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

03-09-2014 11:47:15 | More by Cynic-ale
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johnyb

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-05-2014 13:45:41 | More by johnyb
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.63/5  rDev -22.1%

6oz. Pour from a 32oz. Cigar City growler into a TJ's snifter. Thanks to CarbonIS for this one. Had at a tasting 9/4/11.

A ring of light mocha head sticks around at the edges. Beer is opaque black. Outrageously thick legs.

Big coffee notes and some creamy hop notes linger in the background. Simple but quite nice.

Opens coffee and sweet honey. Creamy hop bitterness towards the middle with roasted malt graininess. More coffee at the middle, end. Finishes coffee and roasted malt. Aftertaste is more coffee. Decent. But I've had better coffee stouts.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth, oily, and viscous in the mouth and goes down subtle. Finishes messy with a lingering aftertaste.

Upfront, I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of the Zhukov base beer. Here, the addition of coffee, even Kopi Luwak coffee doesn’t do much to change my opinion. A decent coffee based imperial stout but not too exciting otherwise.

09-05-2011 22:39:03 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Deshon2688

California

5/5  rDev +7.3%

03-30-2012 17:08:20 | More by Deshon2688
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

03-14-2012 04:00:07 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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nickd717

California

4.3/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours black in color, and thick, with a well-formed tan head that is typical of Cigar City beers. They really do tend to nail the appearance.

The aroma has big notes of delicious weasel crap coffee. Yes I can tell the difference. Besides that, a big base stout with dark chocolate and coffee shines through.

The flavor is not quite as amazing as the aroma, but is still excellent. Just a little heavy on the char, but the coffee flavor is great and well-integrated. Big, rich, dark malts form the base, lending roasty and toasty and chocolatey notes. Some anise in there as well.

Very full and thick on the mouthfeel. Carbonation is rather low, as it should be, but not nonexistent.

Awesome beer overall, and if there was a score for the name of the beer, this would get perfect marks considering I laughed out loud when I got the double entendre. Keep up the good work, Joey, Wayne, and co, and send some beer out to the wasteland of northern CA!

09-21-2010 16:41:17 | More by nickd717
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mark14580

New York

5/5  rDev +7.3%

05-07-2013 15:40:07 | More by mark14580
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.53/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

03-09-2014 21:45:49 | More by Alieniloquium
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Damico

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev -1.7%

Wow - just as everyone else gave this one mad props, so will I as it deserves. Thanks for opening the growler G311. It pours very similar to the Hunahpu’s with a dark thick black oil-like appearance and the perfect caramel and dark cinnamon color super-lacey head. I could barely get the lacing off the glass when I was rinsing it. The aroma has huge delicious smooth coffee notes and light chocolate notes. The flavors of that coffee comes through amazingly - as another review stated - better than the best coffee beer AND best coffee beer I’ve ever tasted! There are some chocolate and roasty notes too, but nothing tastes as good and shines through on this impy stout like the coffee. Then the body, like Hunah, is creamy, thick but smooth, and perfectly carbonated. That creaminess with the coffee notes are soooo good.

08-16-2011 03:36:10 | More by Damico
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-25-2011 20:50:08 | More by GRG1313
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drowland

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -9.9%

Mmmmm... enjoyed at RBWG 2010 on nitro at Redlight Redlight. The flavor and aroma on this is HUGE coffee... intense coffee on this with some chocolate. The quality of this coffee dances amazingly well with the quality of this beer. Awesome stuff, folks!

02-12-2013 05:16:31 | More by drowland
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mlhyatt

Georgia

5/5  rDev +7.3%

03-08-2014 18:17:24 | More by mlhyatt
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jlb502

California

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-15-2011 02:41:01 | More by jlb502
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -14.2%

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jegross2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-18-2014 05:59:39 | More by jegross2
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jsanford

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

On-tap at BA Hunahpu's release. Poured into a CCB Snifter.

Poured dark black with a thin mocha ring, Looks like motor oil, the legs on this is ridiculous. HUGE coffee aromas here, obviously of the finest kind. Bit of dark chocolate, malt, and vanilla as well, but this is all coffee right here. Taste is...coffee. Yeah, lots of that delicious Kopi, so fresh and dark tasting, with a more malt, vanilla, and chocolate. Fairly smooth, but the coffee does has a slightly harsh edge to it. Very creamy, with a big, full body and low carbonation. Overall, an excellent treat, I was so stoked to see this on the menu and it certainly delivered!

09-28-2011 21:16:02 | More by jsanford
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.95/5  rDev +6.2%

this may very well be the closest thing to an ris/coffee milkshake as i have ever come across. a huge thanks for getting me this one, as i honest to god thought i would never get a chance to try it. served out of the fridge into a pint glass but allowed to warm over several hours. this one was consumed on 09/25/2010,

pours out with the consistency and viscosity of motor oil. just as thick and dark as humanly imaginable it just sludges into the glass. no head at first but slowly a small, maybe a quarter inch high layer of chocolate tan head forms on top and coats the sides of the glass leaving touches along the side as i sip.

then it was over. i took one whiff of this one and i got scared. ungodly rich and sweet, thick coffee and mocha notes come straight through the air and wake me up at the same time they knock me back down. holy schnikes, wth. i have never had a beer this thick. i have always held dark lord as the gold standard as far as thick beers, but this knocked the snot out of it. literally it was chewy. thick earthy notes permeate through the coffee and chocolate, almost letting you thick your sipping on dirt, but in a very good way. thick fudge, smooth coffee, hints of molasses, just indescribable. warming from the alcohol is more then apparent, but the flavor is too good to stop. long finish here, warm, with hints of coffee and a touch of sweet chocolate and sugar.

overall this was hands down one of the best beers i have ever had in my life. no joking aside i was completely floored.

09-25-2010 23:50:34 | More by mikesgroove
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manutdfan

Florida

5/5  rDev +7.3%

12-30-2012 16:56:16 | More by manutdfan
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

03-09-2014 14:22:27 | More by hopkrid
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jeg518

Florida

5/5  rDev +7.3%

12-29-2013 20:47:28 | More by jeg518
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SenorEsteban

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-09-2014 21:42:20 | More by SenorEsteban
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

11-18-2013 02:09:03 | More by weeare138
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wchris21

Florida

5/5  rDev +7.3%

12-14-2011 12:58:37 | More by wchris21
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HeyOhhh

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-15-2013 22:29:00 | More by HeyOhhh
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Zhukov's Final Push from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.