Marshal Zhukov (Vanilla Hazelnut) | Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov (Vanilla Hazelnut)Marshal Zhukov (Vanilla Hazelnut)
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Marshal Zhukov (Vanilla Hazelnut)Marshal Zhukov (Vanilla Hazelnut)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Classic Marshal Zhukov’s imperial stout with roasted hazelnuts and vanilla.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-16-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
283
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
72
Trade:
10
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Watching X-Men Apocalypse. Alcoholic and chocolately. The vanilla and hazelnut notes are not very clear but probably provide its peculiar profile. Pleasant at first, but however it becomes too sweet and sticky in the long run

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Photo of Corson
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
3.41/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

650ml bottle, believed to be 2017 release, poured into a Cigar City Hunaphu snifter glass.

The beer pours a jet black color, thick and viscous, looks like motor oil with a thick and firm tan head, great retention and spotted lace. The aroma is pleasant, lots of roasty grains, rich chocolate, light vanilla with a bit of nuttiness and some stone fruit acidity. The flavors are disappointing, really harsh roast character, dark grains, light ashy smoke, almost acrid like coffee flavor with light stone fruits, bittersweet chocolate and very artificial tasting vanilla. The mouthfeel is coating and thick, creamy with a heavy body, excellent texture that coats well and finishes with a soft but warm creamy texture.

Verdict: A bit of a mess, the hazelnut character is hardly noticeable and indistinguishable from the chocolate flavors found in the base Marshall Zhukov and the vanilla is fairly cheap and artificial tasting. The balance is poor and feels either too roasty or too sweet, just not that great.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pencible
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured anopaque black with thick dark tan head.
S: It smelled like molasses and raisin and roasted coffee, with some cocoa powder and vanilla and nutty toffee.
T: It tasted like bitter dark chocolate and sticky sweet molasses, with some coffee and vanilla and nutty malt. It had a clean and bittersweet aftertaste with a little alcohol warming.
M: It was super thick and chewy with some carbonation. Amazing gigantic body.
D: This was a delicious brew with well balanced and nuanced scent and taste. The body was perfect, although the finish was a little hot, so it was better to sip. Age would probably help mellow. Fresh is still awesome. Recommended.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing imperial stout.
Good thick bodied beer that pours a deep black with short rich brown had of foam, and leaves an oily lacing along the sides of the glass as you tip it side to side.
Nice roasty aroma with notes from the vanilla and hazelnut present. Phenomenal rich assertive taste and an excellently complimenting heavy thick mouth feel.

Totally worth the effort and wait to try this beer.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Marshal Zhukov (Vanilla Hazelnut) from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 283 ratings