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

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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,892
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
30
pDev:
5.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours any inky black with a tight, mocha band around the shoulders. Nose expresses bakers chocolate, roast and a hint of ethanol. Taste is amazing - butterscotch, chocolate, ethanol and some hoppy notes. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a slightly oily consistency and a mild, even carbonation. Overall - quite sweet, but quite tasty too.

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3.78/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
4.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Cigar City for making my dreams come true. Keep varianting this up until you can’t think of any more & I’ll keep buying them, hopefully in bulk. 750ML bottle split with my wife.

Black. Plenty of life. The nose brings rum, tons of roast, molasses sweetness. No bourbon. Hopefully it’s coming.

Marshal Zhukov’s – Double Barrel Aged is better than an hour in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Or so I hear. The base beer, all soaring depths of malts sweetness, roast, & light chocolate, comes roaring out of the gate. The rum barrel arrives mid-palate & amps up the sweetness to around eleven, with plenty of wood (probably bubinga). Bourbon afterthought melds with fudge delight to round this out. Just as thick as the original. I could drink this until they pried my cold, dead fingers from the bottle.

I wasn’t sure it was possible to amp up the original any more, but, damn, this is so close to perfect that the line is a dit to me. Absolutely fantastic.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brendonkingsbury
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a 5oz pour at share. Completely different beer than base zhukov! I might try to land a bottle and dome it ! Lol

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4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.12/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I don't get much barrel or rum. Very smooth, smells like dark fruits, caramel and tobacco. Tastes too similar to the regular barrel aged Zhukov. Still a solid stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon) from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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