Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push | Cigar City Brewing

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate PushMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push
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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II. Specifically, it is dedicated to the push by Zhukov's 1st Belorussian Front of the Red Army through the German-occupied territory of East Prussia in early 1945., setting the stage for the Red Army's final maneuver into Berlin to end the war. Freshly roasted coffee beans and vanilla were added to this juggernaut of an imperial stout, the only style of beer bold and strong enough to share its name with The Marshall himself.

Stout with Vanilla and Coffee Beans Added

Added by ktrillionaire on 08-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#273
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
326
pDev:
6.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Prost76
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Speilgau Stout glass.

Look is incredibly dark with a espresso foam colored head.

Aroma is rich black molasses and coffee with a hint of vanilla.

Taste is bitter from malt and coffee with a hint of vanilla delicious.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of maximum12
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another Florida escapee. Seriously. That suitcase was big. And empty. One way. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Black. The nose is very nice, though a step down from the barrel aged version. Chocolate, molasses, vanilla. Coffee? Nein.

Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push doesn’t differ much from the beautiful base beer. Char, roast, coffee, bit of chocolate, with fifteen vanilla beans to differentiate a touch from Sergeant Zhukov’s. Full. Lush. Decadent. Should come in single serving rain barrels.

This hardly varies at all from the base beer, which makes the steep shelf price a bit hard to swallow, but nothing else. Stick a bottle in my coffin, please. Amazing beer.

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Photo of Vivs85
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RealDeal
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark black body, motor oil-esque, one finger mocha head, short retention and no lacing. Perhaps a little undercarbonated here. Smell is a thick chocolate and coffee combination; light smoke and toasted grain, a bit of dark fruit. The coffee seems to sharpen the base beer's tendencies to promote a leathery and tobacco-like flavour; the flavours meld together reasonably well otherwise. Milk chocolate, a touch of dark fruit, leathery tobacco and a trace of smoked grain, touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is full bodied, substantial, slightly undercarbonated, smooth and a nice sipper. No heat. Finish is leathery with tobacco and a touch of coffee bitterness. The base stout dominates the adjuncts, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Photo of tourdot
4.11/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a nice thick mocha head that fades to leave a creamy blanket and light lacing.

S - Aromas of enormous vanilla, great dark fruits, creamy chocolate malts, really aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, excellent vanilla, loads of dark fruits and roast. The finish is very bitter roast.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a solid stout, a bit too heavy on the bitterness though.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to drew
Super dark thick black head, pitch black beer, long legs

Nose is loaded with vanilla, some cocoa and mild anise spice, dark fruits r, big toffee, biscuit, roasted malt, caramel toffee, a bit of fudgey

Taste big cocoa, lush creamy cocoa, little roast, big caramel, earthy slight spicy hops, little nougat, earthy spicy hop note, mild dark fruits, super earthy spicy bitter to finish, big vanilla roast and cocoa

Mouth thick chewy roast, decent fluffy carb, little warming booze

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Photo of Duffman79
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maltznhopz
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Momma_Knapp
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My husband has been sitting on this after getting it in a trade last year. He waited too long to crack it open for us because it is SO good! The coffee and vanilla are both present but do not punch you in the face. I have started to nag him to trade for more ASAP!

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rich motor oil appearance w/ no head. Charred coffee flavor with subtle hint of vanilla. Rich thick feel and a heavy dose of lace on the glass. I enjoyed this.

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Photo of JLK7299
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have been sitting on this after getting in a trade last year for way too long. It is really good. The coffee and vanilla are both present but not overwhelming. Wouldn’t mind having the a few times per year that’s for sure!

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Photo of jcb7472
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pbarg
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 326 ratings