Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial StoutMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II. Opaque black in color, with notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of backstrap molasses. The English hop varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso. Pair Marshal Zhukov’s with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia.

We brew and release Zhukov's in the summer knowing that a beer of this heft reaches its full potential a few months after release. So save a bottle for the cold winter!

80 IBU

Added by BigMcLargeHuge on 11-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,713
Reviews:
564
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Akeah
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. 7/2/16 bottle date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with a deep muddy brown colored head. Much darker than typical for the style, reminiscent of a Hershey bar. Aroma: Molasses, dark chocolate, light roast, and a noticeable sherry and soy sauce like aroma. A touch of oxidation. Taste: Deep, rich malt sweetness that’s heavy in dark chocolate and a light roasted coffee. A touch of molasses , dark fruit, and sherry, with a fairly strong bitterness that counters the intense maltiness. Mouthfeel: Thick bodied, syrupy, and a very light carbonation. Very heavy. Finish: Dark chocolate and syrupy molasses linger with some sherry and dark fruit. Roast is barely noticeable Overall: This beer has nearly a year on it, and a sherry oxidation is noticeable. Beyond that, this is a very heavy, syrupy RIS with sting dark chocolate and molasses with just enough bitterness to prevent it from being cloying. Relatively light on the roastiness. Very good RIS, but seems like 6mths of age would be better than a full yr

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Photo of Yoda22
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of silverblaze540
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pitch black with 1/4 inch head that holds for two minutes. Creamy and brown.

S - Prunes, bourbon, malts, and raisins.

T - Rich sweet bourbon. Boozy and full bodied.

M - Smooth, despite the booziness. Mouth coating and heavy.

O - Crazy amounts of flavor with a powerful smell and very smooth. Got to slow sip this one.

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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark midnight color. Aroma is roasted malts with a hint of dark fruit. Flavor follows the nose with more pronounced dark fruit and a rich body. Overall a really nice RIS.

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4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.64/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Kickbacks in JAX. The beer poured an opaque dark with no head left no lace. The scent was hints of anise and vanilla. The taste was not overly easy to drink....some vanilla and earth. The mouthfeel was medium in body subtle carbonation. Overall it was a ok.

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

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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