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:
2,732
Reviews:
568
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
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1,178
Gots:
921
For Trade:
96
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Ratings: 2,732 |  Reviews: 568
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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Photo of k47k
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of dohedan
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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Photo of RAlmeida77
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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Photo of jonbonfondle
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

Photo of g45215
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BartS
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

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

Photo of bobv
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour yields a one inch dark tan/light brown head over dark brown/ almost black body with nice lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, milk chocolate. mocha, caramel, molasses, espresso, hazelnut, and vanilla. Whew! Taste picks up on all the aromas as it warms. Very nice, smooth feel. Overall, damn this is good!

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The people pours a nice brown and creamy head that dissipates fairly quickly but still looks very nice. The beer itself is phenomenal. It's a nice dark chocolate black color with a syrupy texture that betrays its heft. The texture definitely has some weight to this baby.

The smell is good but a little boozy. The hazelnut note seems to dominate everything and covers the vanilla as well. The chocolate is very light but the hazelnut and light vanilla note are bold enough and good enough to make up for the rest of the notes.

The taste is really good. It has a strong hazelnut at the center of the beer but has a stronger vanilla note taste mixing with a cocoa like chocolate note with a light roasted malt note and hop bitterness to it. It definitely tastes like a RIS and the additions don't hurt the flavor at all.

The body is very good. The heavy body has a nice lightly syrup feel with a nice heft like you're eating some nice liquid hazelnut spread. The carbonation is fairly light though but it adds a nice fuzziness to it.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer and worth getting a hold when it's available. The notesmix well with each other and the body is like nothing else.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
4.29 out of 5 based on 2,732 ratings.
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