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

Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla BeansMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla Beans
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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
13.2%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 7.42%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
100
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 16, 2017
Added:
Jan 19, 2016
Wants:
  73
Gots:
  16
SCORE
100
World-Class
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla BeansMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla Beans
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.48 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.2%
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!
Oct 27, 2017
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Rated by Nicolaiw from Denmark

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
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!
Oct 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Very dark appearance with slight tan light brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant slightly sweet brandy and malt. Taste is also a very smooth pleasant blend of brandy and malt,
Sep 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by YvesB from Belgium

Aug 24, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -13.8%
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.
Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

May 10, 2017
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Reviewed by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.2%
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
Feb 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.69 by Griphon from Florida

Feb 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by mertzhb15 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Lare453 from Florida

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.65 by esktime from Ohio

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.73 by mmcurran from North Carolina

Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.79 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.6 by maljay26 from Florida

Jan 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Dismembered_MC from California

Jan 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by brewtus from Ohio

Jan 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by eddie5721 from Illinois

Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Eidel18 from Pennsylvania

Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Mar02x from Netherlands

4.99/5  rDev +9%
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.
Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.72 by BMMillsy from Florida

Dec 30, 2016
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Reviewed by El_Anonimo from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -15.9%
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.
Dec 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by aasher from Indiana

Oct 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

Oct 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.78 by anteater from Oregon

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.52 by Bilco from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.61 by rightcoast7 from Maine

Aug 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by Svyturys30 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Wow this is a fantastic varaint. I wouldn't put it above the Sherry Zhukov, but it's pretty close. Between this and Decoherence, CCB has been killing it with the stouts this year!
Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by jaydoc from Kansas

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.63 by Mangbus from Florida

Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2016
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Rated by enelson from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Bad bottle? Had a sour note. Likely infected.
Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.99 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by mythaeus from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.54 by TampaRainman from Florida

Jul 18, 2016
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged W/ Vanilla Beans from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 123 ratings