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Cognac Barrel-aged Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cognac Barrel-aged Imperial Stout

Added by gatornation on 07-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,659
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
36
pDev:
5.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
17
Trade:
5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A pleasant surprise to find this in the tasting room cooler in 2017 .

Look - It's spot on black with a motor oil like pour and low falling head.

Smell - Roasty sweet with some great dark fruit. You can smell the barrel and cognac but it's not over powering.

Taste- Really nice combination of MZ and the barrels. Probably once of the more classic tasting batches in a while. Nice roast, perfectly sweet to balance. Barrel character is spot on and lets the base beer do it's thing.

Feel - Good thick body and not to boozy or warm.

Between some of the regular releases, treatments and BA club releases in recent years this is one of the best they have done since 2015. Very nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Pbarg for dropping this on me during an IP trade this summer. I wish local breweries had stuff like this languishing in their coolers. 750ML bottle split with my wife.

The pour is black, which should surprise only those who don’t drink beer. Nose is dominated by the base beer & not the barrel – chocolate, sweet malts, roast, with an alcohol kick that’s likely the cognac. Let’s find out.

Marhsal Zhukov – Cognac Barrel Aged is subtly divine. Everything we love about the Marshal is here – tarred malts, hard roast just this side of coffee, chocolate, soft finishing bitterness that must be hops. The cognac is subtle, but adds another gorgeous layer of complexity, alcohol, molasses, dry lumber. Full. Thick. I would like to drink this until I woke up peeing myself. It would be worth it.

That cognac. Wow. It’s tough to improve on what is the best imperial stout in the world, but this treatment manages it. A spectacular beer.

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Sample at beer meets wood last weekend.
Deep black in color with a bubbly tan head that is thin and short lived. Rich coffee and chocolate with hints of caramel and vanilla counter by a fruity alcohol light coconut oak finish, pretty nice beer.

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Cognac Barrel-aged Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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