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

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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:
#255
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
343
pDev:
6.5%
 
 
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47
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53
Trade:
4
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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SLeffler27
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This Russian Imperial Stout is black through and through. A thin, dense, mocha froth lasts a long while, leaving spotty lace. The creamy, dense pour clings to the glass in a thick film.

Mocha fudge is strong upon the initial impression. Equally strong is cappuccino, followed by a mild vanilla and bitter chocolate. Warm brownies are brought to mind all the while. Deep roasted chocolate eventually reveals the clean and forward alcohol. Warmth brings out nuttiness and Kahlua.

The flavors are dense, mirroring the nose. Bitter chocolate is balanced by sweet alcohol, while dark coffee alternates with bittersweet chocolate. Roasted malt is spectacular. Warmth brings out a hint of licorice and vanilla. The finish is long and reminiscent of brownie crust.

The dense body and smooth texture coats one's palate. This beer is better described as "as to be eaten rather than drunk". Soft carbonation and surprisingly controlled alcohol are cozy and warm.

This beer is a decadent luxury. It is definitely better with friends, but I imagine it would be exceptional in a vanilla ice cream float or with a cigar. It is a dessert beer that would go equally well with pondering. I look forward to trying it in proper glassware. This bottle was comforting with friends and family during a difficult time. That comfort will be forever linked to future experiences with this beer.

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

Photo of Curt2969
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of A_Rad
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of eawolff99
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bushwack
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.74/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into snifter.
A: pours a burnt motor oil black body, thin coffee color head that floats to the perimeter
S: coffee, vanilla, char, cocoa, roasted malt
M: medium thick
T: char, malt, coffee, vanilla
O: really solid brew

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4.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMH73
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin khaki head that disappeared quickly and left zero lacing. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits. Tastes of coffee, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, molasses and a hint of tobacco. Full bodied, minimal carbonation and a creamy mouth feel.

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

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

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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

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Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 343 ratings