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

Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout- Bourbon Barrel Aged Penultimate PushMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout- Bourbon Barrel Aged Penultimate Push
BA SCORE
100%
Liked This Beer
4.4 w/ 42 ratings
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout- Bourbon Barrel Aged Penultimate PushMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout- Bourbon Barrel Aged Penultimate Push
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dfhhead25 on 04-13-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,489
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
42
Liked:
42
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
5.68%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of SadMachine
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OleDixie
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dooleymon
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of giediprime41
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750mL bottle acquired through the El Catador Club. Released 04/2017. Served in a Cigar City teku.

Pours midnight black with a tall, firm three and a half fingers of deep mocha head. A thin blanket slowly dissipates but springs back to life with a quick swirl. The tenuous collar lingers but fails to leave any lacing.

Sweet welcoming aromas of espresso, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, deeply roasted maltand caramel. Fantastic.

Incredibly rich and decadent layers of flavor. Bourbon, dark chocolate fudge, French roast coffee, cooked caramel, wet oak, vague pine and the expected slight bite of alcohol.

Full, creamy, semi sludgy feel with gentle carbonation. Rich finish of bourbon-glazed vanilla macchiato fudge.

Cigar City is playing to so many of their strengths with Bourbon Barrel Penultimate Push. This barrel aged coffee stout delivers on every level- from the gorgeous physique and inviting aroma to that lush, full feel and intricate, utterly delicious flavor.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Answer in Richmond, Virginia. Super excited to try, for regular Penultimate Push is one of my favorite beers... but this was a letdown. The bourbon treatment adds nothing of interest to the base brew; it in fact detracts from the deliciousness of Penultimate. Sharp, dry barrel taste and I struggled after a couple of sips.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, black motor oil with just a bit of beautiful dark chocolate head. Nose is dominated by chocolate and coffee, with a bit of bourbon. The coffee comes first in the taste then fades quickly to notes of chocolate and dark fruit. There is a hint of bourbon from the barrel treatment, but it's not very prominent. I get a bit of alcohol burn on the finish, especially as it warms in the glass. The flavors are big and it's not too sweet. I'm not picking up much vanilla at all. The feel on this is great - very thick and chewy. Just as good as BCBS, maybe marginally thinner. Overall, this beer was very enjoyable. I do wish that the vanilla came through a bit more and I could actually go for a little more roasted coffee as well, but that's just my preference. Regardless, it's delicious just the way it is.

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Photo of sd123
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a thick gurgling black, with a very small head and no lacing.

This smells like roasty/acrid coffee, tobacco, deep chocolate fudge, earthy vanilla, and slight bourbon.

This is a very intense stout- definitely not for the faint of heart. The coffee is bold, slight sweet but mostly quite bitter and earthy. The vanilla provides some sweetness, but not a ton. The base stout is earthy and bitter to begin with, so it's definitely not the usual pastry stout saccharine flavor intrusion. The barrel is light, provides a hint of bourbon and not much oak.

This is thick and beefy, with a good creamy fudgy mouthfeel.

I really love the base beer, so most variants are gonna work for me.

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Photo of jdcompton2
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyrushire
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drahodo
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallertau
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout- Bourbon Barrel Aged Penultimate Push from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 42 ratings
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