Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout | 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): 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:
#317
Reviews:
604
Ratings:
2,842
pDev:
8.92%
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0
 
 
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2.86/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

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4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a room temperature tulip.

A: Pours a rich dark chocolate with a milk chocolate head that maintains well and laces beautifully throughout.

S: Notes of dark chocolate and spicy hops are huge and upfront, with milder notes of toffee, roast and coffee. A whiff of booze. A big beer in the nose, but inviting rather than daunting.

T: Big, roasty, toasty flavors, with dark chocolate and toffee on the end. Bittersweet chocolate and hops lay on the palate.

M: Rich, thick and silky smooth, this Imperial rolls across the tongue coating everything with flavor, a tight carbonation and a slight warming from its sizable ABV.

O: "Big" but not "too big" in so many aspects, this RIS lives up to its name and style. Well balanced with both big malts and big hops, it is a delicious beer that must be had.

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4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pour pitch black with a very dark brown head. Pours thick.
S: sweet dark malt, malt bomb.
T: like the nose, a massive dark malt bomb. Sweet, which I love, I don't like bitter stouts. I wish there was more to this, I do see this as a perfect base beer for adjuncts. I look forward to several variants.
F: thick and coating for sure. The flavors fades a little too fast though, and not as thick as the best out there.

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4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2015 release drank on 2/12

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4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep black with a modest coffee colored head that halves quickly, but that doesn't fade completely.

S: Molasses, coffee, raisins.

T: Roasted malts, molasses and syrup, prunes and coffee (toffee?)/chocolate. Sweet , but not cloyingly so.

M: Best part of it--full and creamy, low carb.

O: Haven't had the other iterations, but this is an impressive (for me) base beer.

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3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 2,842 ratings