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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push - Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 5.29%
Wants: 28
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 08-07-2011

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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 7
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4.74/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Arrives pitch black, like motor oil, with a modest tan head that leaves multiple strands of lacing

Smell: Coffee abounds in the aroma, with chocolate tones underneath

Taste: As in the aroma, the coffee is huge on the palate, though the chocolate, vanilla and a touch of roast develop in the middle; rather sweet on the palate, though the sweetness is held in check by a hint of tartness, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with low carbonation

Overall: While some may find the coffee overwhelming, I thought that while the coffee was dominant it was effectively complemented by the other flavors; a really first class example of how to brew a big coffee stout

Photo of oline73
4.65/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beernads
5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.49/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Axnjxn
4.63/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Hunahpu Day. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - As always from Zhukov, black and inky. Stains the glass. Mocha head.

Smell - Coffee. Sweet and rich. Molasses and booze.

Taste - Coffee dominates and cuts out some of the flavors that I don't love about Zhukov. It's still sweet, but doesn't seem as cloying. Hefty chocolate and molasses, but the roast of the coffee cuts it.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Delicious. No line for this at Hunahpu Day. Went back for it multiple times.

Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of chippo33
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of BMart
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of markgugs
4.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

awesome, awesome beer. so much chocolate-covered espresso beans (TM farnold), can't believe it's not barrel-aged.

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Penultimate Push is a variant of a variant; nice job CCB. This is a take on Final Push, and includes Mazzaro's espresso (in place of Kopi Luwak) and aging on chocolate and vanilla. The pour is oily black, has thick legs on the glass' wall, and is capped with a sinister burnt umber-hued head; it has the quintessential RIS look. The nose is rich in coffee and chocolate, decadently so, and is very very desert-like. It is almost as confectionery as, say, ST Choklat, Mokah or Jahva. The flavor backs, or redoubles, these sweet candy-like impressions, suggesting something akin to a hot fudge sundae atop a double-chocolate brownie with a handful of tootsie rolls on the side, served with cafe mocha and a shot of Tia Maria. It is honestly a bit too gaudy in flavor for me. As a child, I would've loved this, don't get me wrong, but then - as a child, I'd have no business drinking 11% Stout. I digress... The feel is big, rich and silky; quite enhancing. Overall this is a very good beer, but not quite as fantastic as other special CCB treats.

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4.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thedrizzle
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.52/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roze
4.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johntfox
4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push from Cigar City Brewing
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