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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla Beans | Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla BeansMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla Beans
BA SCORE
4.59/5
World-Class
122 Ratings
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla BeansMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla Beans
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout aged in Laird's Apple Brandy barrels with Madagascar vanilla beans on the small batch system. Brewed exclusively for BeerZareGewd.

Added by robbiemoy13 on 01-19-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
122
pDev:
7.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of yesterdayfaraway
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: absolute pitch black pour, a finger of dark drown head that fades to a film and ring quickly
S: wow....big aroma. Apple brandy and vanilla jump out of the glass. Sweet fudge. The mix of fudge, vanilla and sweet apple brandy is awesome.
T: just like the nose! What a treat. This has it all going on. The smooth barrel and apple brandy race to the taste buds first. So smooth, just like you hope and few accomplish. Then it's the fudge and vanilla complimenting each other in waves of goodness. This is an amazing beer!
F: thick, sticky, the flavors coat my teeth and mouth and linger on one sip. The barrel in this is super smooth to boot.
O: all 5's.....world class amazing beer!

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black with small tan head
Aroma has apple brandy, wet oak, vanilla
Taste is same but really sticky, long smooth finish!

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Photo of Radcpa
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of YvesB
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
3.95/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tan head. Oil black.

Not sure how this gets a 4.7. It is thick, but a bit roasted/charred which covers up the vanilla and apple brandy. I couldn't find the AB very much. Plums, raisins, molasses, chocolate. Ends very roasted.

This was okay, but definitely didn't live up to the hype.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with espresso colored head that disapates quickly. Smell is pure apple brandy. Very thick mouth feel that keeps the flavor around long after its drank. Apples and vanilla blends well and covers the heat well. Great improvement on a great base beer

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Photo of Griphon
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mertzhb15
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of esktime
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmcurran
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maljay26
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewtus
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eddie5721
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eidel18
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mar02x
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer really lived up to the hype. It costed a few dollars to get it, but it was worth it :) - This was a thick creamy tasty bastard. This beer was thick without the use of Glycerin, awesome! Well-done Cigar city, now please send me a case. I even wanna pay for it.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of El_Anonimo
3.85/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Given MZ is personal favorite the opportunity to try this variant got me excited. The thought of an AB barrel and vanilla beans added to the anticipation. In the end this variant fell short of the hype. The vanilla bean profile was muted but the base was typical MZ --- motor oil.

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Photo of aasher
4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla Beans from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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