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: 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:
#272
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
313
pDev:
6.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
53
Trade:
5
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Photo of Gambyt20
3.21/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

B- / WORTHY

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3.59/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drowland
3.8/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/12/11. Growler shared pre-GTMW. Pitch black pour with a touch of brown head that fades a ring and laces sparsley. Robust coffee aroma with a bit of sweet and a touch of sour. Rich, sweet flavor with huge lingering coffee and a touch of tart... not bad!

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3.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.86/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachary80
3.87/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Was really excited to try this one at the brewery on tap. Seemed to be a downgrade from standard Zhukov, the added elements didn't blend well into the rest of the beer.

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3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.93/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Expecting nothing less, this pours that classic MZ/Huna hue of glossy, stark black with a dense, super dark mocha head. The head actually recedes a little sooner than I'd expected, though, lazily resurfacing with a swirl, slower yet stronger than it seems it might. There are ruby red edges in the sunlight.

Smell is milk chocolate infused coffee, and loads of it, both fruity and slightly nutty, with a little sting of booze, or is that vanilla?

Taste is super roasty dark chocolate malt with rolling waves of bitter, nutty and tangy coffee, cut a touch by vanilla. This is actually quite a bit boozier and hot compared to regular MZ, or even Huna and DBH, which is confounding. It feels hot upon exhaling after a swallow, as well as on the way down the esophagus and upon hitting the gut. It's very unusual, as I assumed this was just MZ with coffee and vanilla, but it almost seems like something else. And I have had, and thoroughly enjoyed, Caffe Americano.

The feel is also thinner than MZ or Huna, with a little less carbonation, sort of astringent, but still slick and semi-dry.

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3.97/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

**
04/12/17

bottle to snifter.

LOOK: dark black, thick black, with dark brown head. Beautiful beer.
AROMA: mineral smells, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla.
TASTE: bitter coffee, malt, raisin. Lots of wood tannin in the finish.
FEEL: Very full body, good carbonation for how thick it is.

Just not feeling it. Very bitter; vanilla (or other sweetness) doesn't match the bitterness.
**

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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

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

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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

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

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O-a nice variant but not as robust for me as the BB version. A little light on the vanilla. Very close to standard MZ with a bit more toasty, coffee flavor.

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4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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