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

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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:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#987
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
79
pDev:
6.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
18
Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Ryan. Thanks man.

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Photo of DougieAmphetaBeans
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeffo
4.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this one from desp a while back. Cheers, man!

From a 750 into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Thick, dark black pour yields a 3+ finger, medium looking, fizzy, dark mocha colored head with half decent retention. Head fizzes down to a full wisp cap. Pitch black body with no carbonation evident. Touches of wisp and ring remain leaving traces of lacing down the glass. Color is awesome but the head is a little fizzier than I’d like.

SMELL: Huge nose of bourbon, oak, wood, as well as milk chocolate, sweet cream and vanilla aromas. Hints of coconut and pure chocolate show up. Some decent alcohol here as well. Massive and boozy.

TASTE: Roasted malt, pure dark chocolate and sweet molasses from the base beer. The good Marshal. Some rich espresso, as well as some bourbon, sweet cream and vanilla from the barrel aging. Booze as well. More sweet, boozy barrel flavors at the swallow, moving into a big and bold finish of roasted espresso, pure dark chocolate bitterness, sweet molasses, bourbon, alcohol, as well as some sweet vanilla cream and milk chocolate from the barrel aging. A bit of booze lingers as well. This is filthy rich.

PALATE: Full body and slightly lower levels of carbonation. Heavy and silky slick, goes down creamy smooth and finishes quite sticky. Some heat lingers. Thick, heavy, silky and decadent.

OVERALL: This is The Marshal with a little trick up his sleeve. The barrel is full of character and sweet, oaky goodness while the impressive base stout shines through like a beam of light in the abyss. The heavy, slick, silky feel is also as good as it gets for a beer like this. This really is everything I could ever want and more. You spoil me, Florida. Thanks again, desp! Lovely.

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4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown colored pour

S - Bourbon, chocolate, very dry on the nose.

T - Spicy bourbon and chocolate

M - Big, full bodied, slippery, lip smacking.

O - Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of 7irondave
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WeisGuy
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of giediprime41
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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: 4.46 out of 5 with 79 ratings