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:
#268
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
336
pDev:
6.5%
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 336 ratings