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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) | Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series)Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series)
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4.17/5
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201 Ratings
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series)Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BigMcLargeHuge on 11-17-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
201
pDev:
13.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle courtesy of JRedner. Pours a dark brown to pitch black color with a small off-white head. Little retention or lacing. Aroma is rich, roasted malts, dark ripe fruit, notes of wood, cream, chocolate, some coffee and toffee. Flavor is roasted malt, wood, molasses, spice, hints of smoke and toffee. Very interesting and complex beer. Generally full body with a roasted and malty finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my miniature CCB sifter.

A: Pours a dark, black color with a viscous motor oil look. Leaves very little lacing on the glass.

S: The cedar smell is very prevalent as well as coffee and some chocolate. Very little trace of alcohol for a 11.5 % stout.

T: Love how the cedar interacts with the roasted malts and chocolate. The aftertaste is very smoky.

M: Creamy and very smooth on the palate.

O: I actually prefer this to the regular Marshal Zhukov Stout. The cedar really enhanced this beer for me. I will definitely seek this out again.

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

This one is being done from notes. CCB had many locals over for a keg stickering party and this was our pay.

A: Pours a nice deep dark black hue with a small mocha head. The retention is low but some spotty lace is noted. Once the head dies down it is matte black in color and very evil looking in the glass.

S: I still dream of the aroma of this one. Tons of fresh roasted malt with layers of chocolate, both bitter and sweet. Hints of coffee poke thru, and then bam.... the cedar. How come no one else had tought of that?

T: If this beer is lacking anywhere, the taste makes up for it ten fold. Roasted malt comes first. It was perfectly toasted and good. After that you are hit in the face with chocolate. The rich smooth chocolate quality of this beer is what cake and fudge makers dream of. The beers is so smooth and rich like nothing I have had before. Milk chocolate makes an appearence as does caramel and marshmellow. The cedar dances in the background but does not overpower. To call this beer expertly crafted is an understatement.

M: Full in body, very rich, as smooth as a babys ass. When it comes to mouthfeel this was the smoothest most enjoyable beer I have ever tasted.

D: So drinkable, it is my absolute favorite beer to date.

I just hope this one can be re-created on the commerical scale, as I had a test batch. If it can it is an instant top ten in the world brew, if not...I guess a re-review will be in order.

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 201 ratings
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