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

Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon)Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon)
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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV:
12%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.87%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
65
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
94
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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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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.
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ruby-tinted dark brown with a finger-and-a-half of dark-mocha head. Modest retention gives way to a wisp and some short-lived lacing.

Dark malts and dark fruits in the nose: chocolate, ash, vanilla, prune, alcohol and a hint of umami stand out the most.

Great depth of flavors, too. Some vanilla, chocolate, dried cherry and prune show again, but the nice, ashy-tobacco aftertaste stands out the most.

While the beer comes across somewhat thin at first, the feel is still very creamy, slick and even chewy, with modest carbonation.

I like the ash and fruit play-off in this one. A thicker body and some more time in the bourbon barrel could kick it up even higher, IMO.

Jan 09, 2021
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Dec 07, 2018
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BeerBeast from Florida

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 25, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

May 21, 2018
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KeyWestGator from Florida

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Oct 21, 2017
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Dooleymon from Alabama

4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sep 06, 2017
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Eziel from Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 26, 2018
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Cynic-ale from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 03, 2018
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Bunuelian from Minnesota

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

Feb 27, 2018
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DanGeo from Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 12, 2017
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Kurmaraja from California

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

Nov 21, 2017
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Armando_Perez from Florida

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 27, 2018
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22Blue from Kansas

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 11, 2018
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reebtaerG from Maryland

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

Nov 13, 2017
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Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.94/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jun 27, 2018
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Apr 18, 2020
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rspauldi from Texas

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

Feb 15, 2019
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cd34 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 23, 2018
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Kevinpitts from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 06, 2017
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LloydDobler from Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 07, 2018
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Grackos from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -7%
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.

Sep 11, 2017
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IckyT2012 from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oct 31, 2017
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bb-magic from Florida

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sep 03, 2017
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Jason_cs from Florida

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

Aug 20, 2017
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lemmy187 from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 31, 2018
Double Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's (Rum and Bourbon) from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 65 ratings