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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
Ranking:
#304
Reviews:
590
Ratings:
2,794
pDev:
9.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one pours a very dark and menacing black, with a small head, mocha colored, with no lacing.

Smells pretty wonderful- there's a great earthy and charred roasted malt quality to the aroma, with licorice, tobacco, slight dark fruit, bitter dark chocolate, and quite roasty coffee. There's a lot going on here.

The taste brings a new dimension to it- it's definitely a pretty hoppy stout fresh- there's some pine, and maybe even a little bit of citrus. Otherwise, it's a roasty dream throughout- this is thick, and burly, not too sweet- just the way a good Russian Imperial Stout should be. There's some licorice, and tobacco, a little bit of chocolate, and a definite coffee-esque feel to it, between the roast and the chocolate flavors. God, this is good.

This is rich, and pretty thick bodied, so unbelievably chewy and full, with no syrupy feeling, and a clean finish. Masterful execution.

This is a bruiser of a beer- the way a good stout should be. One of the best.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black color, completely dark. Very small brown head, one of the darkest beers and heads I've seen. Head falls to nothing, thin, chocolate lace.

Deep, robust, roasted malt aroma with coffee hints.

Nice dry bittersweet chocolate flavor up front followed by a bitter coffee flavor ending with a lingering bitterness. Absolutely wonderful flavor.

Mouthfeel is full and thick. Very chewy and very smooth.

Holy crap. Not my favorite style but this is the greatest stout I've ever had. Awesome.

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 2,794 ratings
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