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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 196
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Double barrel aged version of Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout for 2010. A blend of bourbon and brandy barrel aged Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout.

Limited Release: 216 bottles

(Beer added by: Gtreid on 07-11-2010)
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Pours with little to no carbonation with a black body.

S. Delicious bourbon with brandy that comes out more as the beer warms.

T. Chocolate malt, lots of brandy sweetness (not as much as the brandy barrel aged), oak, and a bit of smoke.

M. Super thick and luscious. Thins out and becomes more dry as it warms.

D. Delicious. A nice mix of the bourbon and brandy. This started as my second favorite, but went downhill as it warmed.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 00:26:19 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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Sideswipe

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-30-2014 15:10:08 | More by Sideswipe
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-19-2014 15:36:16 | More by TheSamKuehn
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dar482

New York

4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark black color with a thin brown ring of a head.

The aroma has a good amount of fruits in the front. Raspberries, muddle blueberries. It's surrounded by umami, huge notes of chocolate, brownie.

The flavor follows of big roasted coffee, sharp dark chocolate, a huge fudgey notes of brownie (reminds me of Plead the Fifth) and then the alcohol arrives. The spiced rum bites throughout the experience as the beer calms in brown sugar, hints of dark cherry, vanilla. The finish continues of a lasting chocolate flavor.

The barrel is not particularly aggressive on this one except the flavor has that sharp alcohol and rum flavor at times.

Still a spectacular beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2014 22:25:42 | More by dar482
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M1A2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-18-2013 14:25:15 | More by M1A2
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

09-02-2013 02:16:22 | More by mwbrady12
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-23-2013 01:10:26 | More by twowheelssoar
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-14-2013 18:33:37 | More by spycow
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NCBeerFan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-02-2013 22:23:25 | More by NCBeerFan
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

06-01-2013 02:50:30 | More by fehrminator
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manutdfan

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.6%

05-27-2013 18:45:08 | More by manutdfan
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sendsilk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-17-2013 00:48:26 | More by sendsilk
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-22-2013 14:19:39 | More by drummermattie02
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jvillefan

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-04-2013 23:13:51 | More by jvillefan
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like motor oil, with thick legs, no head, and no carbonation. Rich barrel aromas reveal flavors of molasses, vanilla, mild apple and coconut. Fairly sweet with a very oaky finish. Zero carbonation, and yet still somehow not a syrupy as the standard Marshal Zhukov's.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 02:53:05 | More by kscaldef
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digita7693

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-21-2013 06:48:35 | More by digita7693
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MordorMongo


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-14-2013 00:04:28 | More by MordorMongo
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

01-09-2013 22:45:22 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Gfunk720

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle out of a wine glass. Thanks to Casey for the hook up a long time ago...

A- pours an oily black, but looks a bit thinner than regular Zhukov. The head is a little pile of dark colored of bubbles that dissipate quickly.

S-a rich blend of semi sweet chocolate and roasted malt. I get a little oakiness, but it has no booziness at all.

T- Extremely smooth at first then explodes with flavor. The semi sweet chocolate brownie flavor hits, the barrel aging comes through mainly as some brandy/bourbon flavor after the chocolate fades. There is a light oakiness and some extremely roasted aftertaste.

M- low carbonation, but that isn't too off for the style. I was hoping this would have zhukovs body, but it was a bit thin.

O- Overall this is extremely good, and has developed very nicely. While I wish it had a bit more body, it had all the chocolate characteristics that I love about Zhukov. Would love to try this again fresh for comparison.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 02:31:22 | More by Gfunk720
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-15-2012 21:46:45 | More by t0rin0
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Treebs

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Andrew (nasty31) for the share. 750 ml waxed bottle served in a Deschutes snifter.

A: Super thick. Very viscous with an oily sheen on the pour. Even though the carbonation is pretty low it still produces a dark mocha head that recedes quickly to a thin, bubbly ring. Minimal lace.

S: Brandy sweetness followed by a more overpowering bourbon and oaky booze combination, but it really plays off the heavily roasted malts and the brownie/fudge like sweetness at the back end.

T: More oaky and chocolate flavors in the taste with a smooth booze. Some roasted malts with a touch of smoke on the finish.

M: Heavy and viscous with a smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation is low, borderline flat.

O: Very solid. It seems the booze came out a little more in the nose which I enjoyed, but the taste has also really smoothed out and become well integrated. Maybe I'm just an alcoholic when it comes liking a little more boozy flavors. Either way this was a real treat that I'll probably never have again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 12:38:46 | More by Treebs
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-24-2012 05:43:25 | More by DarthKostrizer
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Thanks to Jzmhector for sending me this one!

2010 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, wood, bourbon, and brandy. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great aroma and solid flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 01:56:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this, Tim.

Essentially black in color with minimal tan head forming. The bourbon seems to be a bit more prominent than the brandy, which is sort of unfortunate. Quite a bit of wood and roasted malt with a bit of dark chocolate. The flavor has a more pronounced liquor character with vanilla and wood being well represented, as well as the bourbon and brandy. Lots of roast with some sweet dark chocolate and fruits. Much better than the regular Zhukov’s.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 22:10:12 | More by womencantsail
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-01-2012 16:41:55 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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