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: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ktrillionaire on 08-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
276
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
6.71%
 
 
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49
Gots:
51
For Trade:
3
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Photo of acurtis
4.04/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly green

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

its cool these guys are in the state of colorado now, and its even cooler that they have sent beer this good, i thought it would only be the core stuff, but this one was on tap at black bottle in fort collins, a delightful surprise to say the least. this is the espresso and vanilla version of the famed imperial stout, and these additives are just great. the vanilla is really strong in the nose, alcohol forward and sweet, with the cocoa and nutty roasted coffee notes in behind, and of course a huge base of specialty dark malts and what seems like nearly burned barley, black and bitter. the flavor is great, and although there is a ton of vanilla, to the point where it might be too much in another context, its a really nice feature of this, making it a little desserty and balancing out the bitter roasted elements, which fill every corner of my mouth. the coffee is somewhat more aromatic than it is flavorful, but i like what it adds here too, a little chocolate in there and the warming, cozy quality good fresh coffee has. there is some brown sugar sweetness too, and it lingers long in the finish, a hint of pencil lead, graphite type minerals in here, likely from the dark grains, not a problem, just interesting. palate coating almost syrupy texture, huge beer, nice in cold weather, heavy, unique. so excited to have these guys around now, this beer is gnarly! even a small glass is a lot...

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Draught 55, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dense mocha-colored head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of dark chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has strong flavors of chocolate and roasted malts along with hints of coffee and licorice. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels full-bodied, very smooth and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are touches of dryness in the finish from the roasted malts.
O: This beer has an excellent appearance and mouthfeel. It also hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.4/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of brentk56
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Arrives pitch black, like motor oil, with a modest tan head that leaves multiple strands of lacing

Smell: Coffee abounds in the aroma, with chocolate tones underneath

Taste: As in the aroma, the coffee is huge on the palate, though the chocolate, vanilla and a touch of roast develop in the middle; rather sweet on the palate, though the sweetness is held in check by a hint of tartness, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with low carbonation

Overall: While some may find the coffee overwhelming, I thought that while the coffee was dominant it was effectively complemented by the other flavors; a really first class example of how to brew a big coffee stout

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Photo of oline73
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On nitro at billies in Antwerp.

Thick tan head. Black color.

Rich and roasted. Lots of coffee. A bit burnt. Vanilla with load of chocolate. Creamy. Caramel. Very thick. This is a dessert beer/sipper. Very nice velvety feel to it. Full bodied.

Pretty solid offering. Fun to try on nitro.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, red session. Aroma has roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste starts bitter and roasty with baker's chocolate but continues with malt sweetness and a hint of caramel.

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Photo of smithj4
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Hunahpu Day. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - As always from Zhukov, black and inky. Stains the glass. Mocha head.

Smell - Coffee. Sweet and rich. Molasses and booze.

Taste - Coffee dominates and cuts out some of the flavors that I don't love about Zhukov. It's still sweet, but doesn't seem as cloying. Hefty chocolate and molasses, but the roast of the coffee cuts it.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Delicious. No line for this at Hunahpu Day. Went back for it multiple times.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Does anyone make a better looking stout than Cigar City? Pitch black, opaque, viscous body with a thick, beige collar resembling wet sand. Lovely aroma of coffee, chocolate. The base beer here is terrific and really shines through. Coffee notes are stronger than the vanilla character. Well balanced. Thick body and delightful to sip. Winner.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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