Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon) | Cigar City Brewing

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Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon)Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon)
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Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon)Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
El Catador Club Exclusive.

This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II, and to the barrels of the weapons used by Zhukov’s 1st Belorussian Front of the Red Army to push through the German-occupied territory of East Prussia in early 1945. We’ve aged this monolithic imperial stout in both rum and bourbon barrels to add a legendary depth of character and flavor including flavors of vanilla, dried fruit and baking spices to the dark chocolate and fresh-ground espresso qualities of the base beer.

Tasting Notes: Molasses, bitter chocolate and raisin-like fruit aromas give way to vanilla and rustic woodiness on the nose of this complex Imperial Stout. A palate of espresso, toffee and treacle is balanced by an assertive bitterness and a tannic and spicy texture imparted by extensive aging in both rum and bourbon barrels.


Added by KensWorld on 08-08-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
56
pDev:
5.86%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
2
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4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Black color with really dark khaki head. Aroma has sweet dried fruits, umami, intense roasted malt and rum. Taste is roasty, a bit astringent, spicy, really tasty with rum, rye whiskey and light roasty bitterness on the finish. Heavy body, smooth mouthfeel. Really complex, tasty and smooth.

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4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Pours dark black body, standard Zhukov base body. One finger brown head. Fair retention. Smell is tobacco leaves, oak, fair bit of rum, milk chocolate, astringent cocoa. Flavour is more rum, sweet molasses, milk chocolate, light whiskey, tobacco, touch of smoke. Cocoa. A fair bit of tobacco/cigar leaves on the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied, good carbonation. It sounded great, and it is a very good beer, but not what I was hoping for- I would have liked a bit less of the ashy tobacco oak and a little more balance on the rum which was somewhat overpowering.

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4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.9/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle into an El Catador snifter. Bottling date of 08/01/17 etched onto the neck of the bottle. The nose is fantastic with the rum barrels stick out a little more predominantly than the bourbon in my opinion. The mouthfeel is thick and ohh so silky smooth. The taste is full of flavors and the alcohol is dangerously hidden. Once again, so flavorful, so smooth, so delicious. Almost perfect.

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4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon) from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 56 ratings