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:
2,705
Reviews:
562
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
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1,178
Gots:
917
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

This beer is just amazing

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ronricorossi
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Thick, rich and chewy. Viscous and frothy. Sweet, with burnt notes at the back end. The bitterness lingers a bit - too much? Bah, no matter. Just about as good as a RIS gets. World class. Got to be in my top five for the style.

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4.76/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.84/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of winningwes91
4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. One of the best looking stouts I've ever seen. Pure black motor oil with a dark chocolate colored head. Sticks to the glass when swirled. Smells like chocolate and fresh brewed coffee. Taste is super intense with a mouthfeel that you can chew on. Viscous chocolate - soaked coffee is the best way to describe it. 2nd best non-ba impy stout.

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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of superspak
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/11/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible imperial stout. All around awesome complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An incredibly amazing offering.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured from a 750 into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer is pitch black with a slight dark brown head.

Aroma: I'm picking up some coffee, dark chocolate and a roasted almond smell.

Taste: It starts off with some sweet chocolate before giving way to coffee. Its a big beer whose flavors balance the alcohol. It reminds me of ten-fidy which is a good thing.

Feel. Its thick creamy and smooth.

It is a well balanced delicious beer.

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
4.29 out of 5 based on 2,705 ratings.
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