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

Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
98.4%
Liked This Beer
4.45 w/ 64 ratings
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,318
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
Liked:
63
Avg:
4.45/5
pDev:
6.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
18
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of SadMachine
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of giediprime41
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black body, oily with a fair bit of leg. One finger offwhite head, good retention, minimal lacing. Again, bit of leg. Smell is bourbon, touch of smoke, tobacco, vanillin, espresso, milk chocolate, cocoa, and even a bit of leather. It's a complex beer and the nose carries on into the flavour, a fairly sweet beer with the rest of the palate not quite standing up to the sweetness. Mild earthy finish. A touch better than the cognac, more complexity and seemingly more complementary with the barrel.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil with similar viscosity and khaki colored head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with more bourbon and chocolate.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the by far the best and most underrated El Catador club release through the past 4 memberships. Perfect balance of the barrel with the base beer. No adjuncts needed here.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lapalou
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This drinks fantastic right now and will hold up really well. Thick, viscous and the barrel aging is fantastic. Zhukov has been around the block and maybe that's taken some hype off, but this BBA version is a knockout. As good as any beer I had at Huna day as well. Everything you want in a non adjunct stout. A beer lovers dream. Seek it out and let everyone else chase the dark lord variants and cycle bottles

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Photo of DanGeo
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From 750ml bottle poured into a teku.

Apperance: Black
Nose: Chocolate and bourbon, very nice!
Taste: Matches nose, very little heat. Excellent!
Mouthfeel: Chewy af! Low carbonation. WOW!
Overall: A+. Mouthfeel and taste are its strengths. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just fantastic! The base beer of Marshal Zhukov is one I look forward to stocking up on every year, but to enjoy this on-site at the brewery last month was a special treat. Super smooth bourbon flavor with almost no heat, it's exactly the kind of balanced BA stout you would expect from Cigar City.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallertau
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Amguerra305
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours somewhat motor oil like with a dark khaki head that quickly dissipates and leaves a ring around the edge of the glass. Smell is super boozy with raisin and red fruit notes. A very hot beer that also gives you vanilla and bourbon from the barrels. Taste is very reminiscent of the smell with raisin, red fruit, and booze predominating. Feel is thick and silky. Overall this beer is great with a massive amount of body, nose, and taste. It is very hot and young and evidenced by the boozy notes and the red fruit flavors. This could use some time to mellow out but is excellent nonetheless.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 98.4% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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