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Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel-aged

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel-aged
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This Imperial Stout is dedicated to George Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World war II. Opaque black in color, with notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of black strap molasses. The English hop varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso. Pair Marshal Zhukov with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Daniel719 (142) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2013 on tap. Pours jet black. Nice tan head. Smell of Zhukov with a bourbon nose. Taste is great. The rum goes perfect with the beer. It breaks it down, makes it less thick, and the rum takes over. But not to strong. My favorite Zhukov variant for sure.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Growler shared by Dak – Four Roses version. Pours oily black with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet bourbon, cocoa, coffee and roast. The taste is molasses, coffee, ash, chocolate and vanilla bourbon. Medium semi creamy body. Very good. 4.1

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, chocolate, earth, bourbon, and some light coffee. Flavors are the same, fudge like with bourbon added. A solid imperial stout aged on bourbon, light vanilla in the back end.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
Growler. Pours pitch black with no lace. Aroma is sweet roasted coffee mocha chocolate vanilla dill, nicely fruity. Flavor is fullbodied velvety, good oily mouthfeel, well balanced between the roastiness maltyness and bitter. Long finish of malts sweet roastiness with nice bitter touch.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
22nd April 2011
Opaque black beer, small chocolate coloured head. Silky smooth soft palate. Smooth dark malt, not bitter or roasty. Smooth bourbon with a strong cherry streak and lesser strawberry! Mild vanilla oak. Subtle coffee and a trace of dark chocolate. Smooth finish with a little bitterness kicking in - marries up to the coffee. Superbly balanced and integrated. A belter of an Imperial Stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (1987) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap at Hunahpu day 2011. Thick jet black with a mocha head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste follows, thick and creamy, so delicious!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfleye (2) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012 does not count
Tasty stout. Looks and tastes like chocolate milk. Surpasses old rasputin in class. If you like imperial stouts this is the winner

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Sampled at Tryst in Delray Beach A: Scary ass pour...pitch black, thick as oil - sheets of beer coat the glass, big brown cap. S: Bourbon (but very well balanced, not hot or boozy), oak/wet wood, lots of vanilla, amazingly complex. Light underlying sweetness (not Hunaphu sweet though) + fudge and cocoa T: More bourbon than the nose, but still kept balanced, big fudge and chocolate, cocoa, bitterness. Very well rounded and the flavors all play off each other well. MF: Monster body on this - one of the thicker stouts I’ve had, carbonation was spot on considering the growler pour a few days after Notes: Glad to have tried this one! Wish I sampled the brandy version as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Dark black in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big Chocolate and dark coffee aroma. Nice dark roasty malt flavor mixed with a good amount of hops. This was a big huge thick dark back brew. Lots of bourbon and oak flavoring in the body and finish. Lots of alcohol . Very tasty one of the best.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (6700) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2011
Entering old rates. 75cl bottle courtesy of degarth. Similaire à sa version normale, mais ici aide par un ajout énorme de bourbon, qui me convient parfaitement. Reste épaisse et complexe en bouche, le tout sur un profile immense de bourbon, à la fois doux/vanille, note boisée de chêne et le tout sur le bourbon. Complexe avec ce qu’il faut de malt grillé, caramel et torréfie pour des notes subtiles de café.


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