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

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4.46/5
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289 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:
#283
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
289
pDev:
6.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
51
Trade:
4
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4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz bottle

A: Ink black with smallish one finger espresso colored head. Decent retention and leaving some light lacing.

S: Strong black coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate, and vanilla. Rich roasted malts with a subtle bitter note.

T: Chocolate fudge, roasted coffee beans, and vanilla. An inherent sweetness that comes off like molasses but balanced with the bitterness of the malts.

M: Full bodied with fairly light carbonation. Coats the tongue like a syrup without being heavy. Finish is sweet and a touch bitter.

O: Excellent stout. The coffee and vanilla blend nicely on top of an already outstanding imperial stout. Very well done.

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Photo of Tony210
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This review is from my memory of having it a month ago. Poured pitch black with minimal tan head. Aromas of coffee and lots of chocolate. Lots of chocolate and coffee up front, some vanilla, caramel, mocha in the middle. Lingering chocolate and coffee on the finish. Huge mouthfeel, very thick and syrupy, I have never experienced anything like this before. Amazing!
Overall, an amazing Imperial stout that is worth searching for.

Drank 9/30/17
22 oz bomber
4.75 rating

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4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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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4.93/5  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

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

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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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4.25/5  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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Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Zhukov's Penultimate Push from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 289 ratings
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