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Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Gregory Zhukov. Arguably one of World War IIís finest generals and a man bold enough to appreciate the rich, complex flavors of a beer brewed to fortify a body through the Russian winter. Like military geniuses, Russian Imperial Stouts reach their peak with a little age on them, so we release Marshal Zhukovís Russian Imperial Stout in sweltering August so that it will be at peak flavor come January or February. <P> Opaque black in color, the aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate, dark sweet toffee with hints of black strap molasses. The flavor starts with an unsweetened chocolate character and supporting notes of herbal dryness from English hop varietals. It then moves into dark toffee sweetness and closes with a slap of roasty espresso. Zhukovís Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia. Enjoy, comrade.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (159) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Fabulously thick and dark, coats the glass amazingly. Big chocolate and molasses aroma. Molasses flavour, a little boozy, a little funky, a little smoky. Very very good.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scampycampy (27) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Aroma is mild due to itís viscosity. Pours dark and thick with little carbonation. Drinks think and tasty with chocalate, toffee, molasses flavors with full body with long espresso finish. This beer is a chewy, tasty meal of a beer. bring yer knife and fork. I recommend having some chocolate if yer lookin for a munchy to go with this. yummmmmy

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle, viscously poured to snifters, displaying an opaque, black/brown hue, with a thick & persistent layer of brownish tan head foam, and equally lasting, leggy spots, and syrup on the glass. The nose was very roasted, and highlighted bakerís chocolate. The flavor continued with addition notes of molasses, licorice, and tobacco. Thick, chewy, and very full bodied. Wow!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimsal27 (164) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Wow. This is one big, flavorful imperial stout. Thanks to Daniel for this one. Pours jet black with minimal head. Aromas of espresso and chocolate. Blast of chocolate flowed by a touch of bitterness. Finishes with bittersweet chocolate. An instant favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (4577) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2014
75cl bottle, looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, nice brownish head. Starts intense malty, oily, hints of vanilla. Not as roasty-scratchy as other Imperial Stouts. Finish spicy, malty, interesting note of pepper. Very well balanced finish and quite drinkable for its strength. A great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (384) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours jet black with a sticky mocha brown foam head that dissipates. The aroma is of roasted chocolate malts,minor rauch notes, sugary aromas, mild toffee, espresso like scents, cocoa, and minor hop tones. In tasting I picked up on roasted malt, rich bitter cocoa, sweet sugary molasses, coffee, and a mild toffee flavor. The finish was full of sweetness, bitter cocoa, and a pleasant roasted malt taste that lingers nicely. Overall a very rich beverage and a unique stout that is worth consuming.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BEENJAMIN (285) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2014
750ml Vintage bottle shared - pours black with a tan head, rich yet dry chocolate, earthy black strap, barbecue sauce, complex and lasting flavors, chewy and thick mouthfeel, what a delicious treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Refrigerated brown 75 cl bottle, bottled on 7/11/13, poured into a snifter. Pours coal black with medium dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate malt, thick body, medium carbonation, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, some herbal hops, and dry finish. Good quality, but not as complex some others for the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ready4Aheady (26) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Drank a bottle on Christmas eve--- One of the best stouts ive ever had, creamy and rich--- delicious...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Raven_For_Beer (2) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
This is one the best stouts out there made by one of the best up and coming breweries. Wish they sent more up this way to southeast Georgia.


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