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
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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #23
Ranked #331
4.45 | pDev: 6.52%
Jan 27, 2023
Aug 07, 2011
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate PushMarshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push
Notes: 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
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Rated: 3.92 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2017 Vintage
22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours thick and jet black with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring

S- aroma gives bold notes of fresh roasted coffee and mocha cream, chocolate brownie batter, charred malt, anise, bakers chocolate and an underlying note of vanilla bean that adds some heavy cream notes as well

T- initial impressions of taste is actually loaded with dark fruits; raisins, figs and prunes. Mid-palate brings out an earthy espresso note that is complimented by a creamy mocha note as well. Charred malt, molasses & black licorice on the finish, before giving way to a hint of vanilla creeping through. Lingers of espresso, chocolate and char

M- medium-heavy body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns creamy into a velvety, slightly warming finish

O- thick, chewy and full flavored, a fantastic sipper
Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Nov 14, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by hopley from Massachusetts

May 29, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by cd34 from Illinois

May 18, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Dec 11, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by dsshuck from Delaware

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Jun 24, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 21, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle at share from Kyle. Black, oily, silky pour. Sweet aroma of chocolate and cinnamon. Taste is more sweetness, breakfast flavors. Silky, smooth, mild warmth.
Nov 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Sandis from Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2017 bottle poured into a snifter. When cold I didn't pick up a lot of coffee or vanilla in the nose but did as it warmed. The coffee was much more present to me than vanilla in taste. Moderately thick with medium carbonation. A bit too much bitter roast for my tastes. I did not care for this as much as I had expected.
Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2019
Rated: 4.62 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

May 04, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Mar 30, 2019
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
3/25/19 draft @ AV AVL
Mar 25, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by steverx8 from England

Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by StoutSnob40 from California

Dec 17, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Dec 11, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Jhfinn from New York

Oct 22, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2018
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
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.
Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by durlta from Iowa

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by Curt2969 from Ohio

Sep 04, 2018
Rated: 4.52 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by imperialking from Illinois

Aug 13, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by A_Rad from Wisconsin

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 4.84 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 4.69 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jun 22, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by bushwack from Alabama

Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
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
May 19, 2018
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