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
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ktrillionaire on 08-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
54
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
6.7%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
50
For Trade:
4
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4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nhmp105
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcflorian
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black, sticks to glass nicely.
Smell is cocoa with vanilla in the background. Chocolate milkshake perhaps.
Taste follows the nose. Very enjoyable.
Not thickest Imperial Stout, but oily and definatly not watery at all.
Verdict- significant upgrade over the Hazelnut Vanilla version. I have still not had the base Zhukov, but this is a very solid beer all around

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4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a Cigar City stemmed tulip/snifter.

Monster of an appearance. Deep dark chocolate mocha head, controlled with a good two fingers with light staying power. A capped creamy one finger head easily makes a presence. Once again that midnight copper red rust darkness has hit again in the body. Just magnificent looking. Not a speck of light even getting through it.

Gangbusters aroma. Vanilla and cream abound, with dark chocolate thick ganache all over. Soft hints of coffee just give a real Tira Misu quality to the beer that is just mouth watering. Faint hints of roast and char round out, just absolutely like dessert and coffee all in one glass. Killer stuff.

Palate goes full throttle, risky, but succeeds. Big amounts of hop like bitterness and crushing dark coffee. Pasty bean and stuck cocoa powder just hit the mid palate like full on paste. Rich dense roast qualities. There's almost a red chili powder warmth like quality to this as well. Mouthfeel is equally extraordinary. Thick velvet silk rich with powdery tones of mild pepper, cocoa, and ground up fine coffee beans. Beyond cake like texture, practically could build a house with this.

With time and warmth, the beer becomes much finer and lighter to drink, but no less pleasurable. Just a mad rush of a rich beer, definitely one to nurse all night long with great enjoyment, until it ends unfortunately.

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4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Draught 55, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dense mocha-colored head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of dark chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has strong flavors of chocolate and roasted malts along with hints of coffee and licorice. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels full-bodied, very smooth and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are touches of dryness in the finish from the roasted malts.
O: This beer has an excellent appearance and mouthfeel. It also hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On nitro at billies in Antwerp.

Thick tan head. Black color.

Rich and roasted. Lots of coffee. A bit burnt. Vanilla with load of chocolate. Creamy. Caramel. Very thick. This is a dessert beer/sipper. Very nice velvety feel to it. Full bodied.

Pretty solid offering. Fun to try on nitro.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.21/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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