Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

Marshal Zhukov's Imperial StoutMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.37/5
2,766 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#303
Reviews:
580
Ratings:
2,766
pDev:
9.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,176
Gots:
931
Trade:
96
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cousin got me a bottle a few months ago. Finally getting around to drinking it. Can't wait to finally try this.

Appearance: Pours the darkest color I've ever seen bar Ten Fidy. Huge pillowy brown head. Looks insane.

Smell: Smells of chocolate, cherries, alcohol, mocha, coffee, syrup, and dark malts.

Taste - Tastes absolutely amazing. Chocolate, dark fruits with predominantly a cherry flavor, coffee, dark malts, slight roast, syrupy sweetness, and more milk chocolate and a slight hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Thick mouthfeel. Barely any carbonation but it works. Leaves a cocoa powdery film in your mouth. Awesome.

Overall: One of the best beers I've ever had. In my top 5. So fucking delicious.

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

Pours a black, viscous fluid that sucks all the light out of a room. No lacing, but it sure coats the side of the glass like syrup. No head to speak of.

Nice aroma. Mix of sweet notes and muted alcohol. Nothing overpoweing. This is what I expect heaven would smell like.

First taste is sweet, but not too sweet. Some flavors of chocolate and raisins. Perfectly ballanced beer.

This beer is thicker than thick, but smoother than silk.

This has to be among the best beers I have ever tried. I cannot wait to get my hands on some more.

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 2,766 ratings
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