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

Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate PushMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push
BA SCORE
4.46/5
281 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ktrillionaire on 08-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#298
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
281
pDev:
6.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
51
Trade:
3
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4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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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4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Black and thick during the pour. Forms a thin tan head with average retention. Opaque with fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Coffee with chocolate – like a mocha, highlighted by an absolutely incredibly rich-smelling coffee. Roasted malts, vanilla, and tobacco. Mild roasted bitterness. This might be the best smelling coffee beer I’ve put my nose to – this has really nice, complex-but-balanced coffee aroma.

T: Rich coffee, cacao nibs, and roasted malts. Mild vanilla. Sweet pipe tobacco, toffee, and more amazing coffee. There’s some caramelized notes – not sure if these are derived from the malts or the coffee, but I would guess the coffee. Sweet chocolate and more coffee flavors in the hang.

M: Heavy thick and sticky body. Low but expected carbonation sensation. The alcohol is noticeable but seems integrated into the other flavors.

O: This was really, really good. The coffee is the star of the show. Whatever roast they used (is this Buddy Brew like the Caffe Americano?) and the process of getting the adjuncts in there is just about perfect. It blows the bottle of Vanilla Hazelnut Marshal Zhukov I just drank out of the water (though I’m wondering if that bottle was off). Excellent beer, and per my recollection, I liked it a bit more than the largely similar-sounding Caffe Americano.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian74
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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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | 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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4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque black with one finger of dense dark brown foam, settles in a minute to a thin cap, and, in true Zhukovian fashion leaves behind both a bit of streaky lace and stains the glass. Smell: plenty of earthy and roasty espresso, caramel, vanilla, a little fig and currant. Taste: vanilla, currant, fig, caramel, roasty espresso, cocoa / bitter chocolate, earthy and mild clean hop bitterness.. just enough, along with a little booze note, to cut through the sweet. Full bodied, with low-moderate carbonation, velvety and thick, with a sticky dark chocolate and vanilla bean finish. The vanilla and coffee really stand up to the Marshal's hefty roast character without taking center stage.

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4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from desp59. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Marshal Z with vanilla and coffee beans added

APPEARANCE: Pours thick, sludgy black like The Marshal always does, yielding a three finger, thicker, creamy looking dark tan head with excellent retention. Pitch black body with no carbo. Head slowly fades to a full, thick cap. Splotchy wisp and ring remain but leave no lacing down the glass. Looks like it should. Menacing.

SMELL: Roasted coffee beans, vanilla notes, chocolate aromas, as well as a strong roasted malt base. Notes of molasses in there as well. Roasted with plenty of coffee character.

TASTE: Roasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate and definite roasted coffee beans up front. Flavorful, with more coffee and sweet vanilla cream at the swallow. A bold and persistent finish of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla cream, molasses, with a strong roasted malt base. A touch burnt with lots of bitterness lingering.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes somewhat sticky. A bit of heat lingers. MZ styles.

OVERALL: This is another outstanding rendition of The Good Marshal. The base stout is always fantastic and the adjunct additions are all in the right spot. Love me some CCB and their stout beer is always top class. Check it out if you get the chance. Cheers desp59!

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4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From bottle into snifter.

Deep deep brown-black color with minimal caramel colored foam forming around edge of glass and sticking throughout the drink. The nose has mostly roasted malts with some mild chocolate and coffee. But the taste exceeded the smell by a mile: tons of coffee and very rich dark chocolate. Mild vanilla, as well as some of those roasted malts. Sweet tasting but not too sweet. Very sticky mouthfeel and kept the taste lingering.

My favorite of the Marshall Zhukov's that I've had so far.

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

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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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4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | 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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