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Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel-aged
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Aged in apple brandy barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4944) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
pitch black with an espresso head. chocolate, brandy, wood, alcohol, and roasted malts. thick on the palate, flavors are chocolate, roasted malts, wood, alcohol, brandy, solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 The beer pours dark brown to black with a brown head. The aroma is oak with some roasted malt, soy sauce and chocolate. The flavor is oak, smoke, chocolate and soy. Oily, thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Really happy I got to try this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Tap at brewery. Thick black pour with a dense dark head. Brandy, spicy, barrel aroma. Lots of chocolate, tobacco and roasted grain in the taste with hints of the barrel. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Pours with a large tan head. Body is inky and coats the glass. Aroma is chocolaty, tons of fusel alcohol and a bit of brandy if searched for. Taste is earthy, chocolaty, vanilla bean, alcohol, vinous, wood. Tons of alcohol burn and palate assaulting flavors. Good, but I am not sure I really get anything worth while from the brandy, just burning. I think I might like the regular one better. Creamy carbonation. Full body. Not the most drinkable beer ever made, but solid none the less.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11595) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft. Medium brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some Brandy, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, Brandy, light dark fruit. Smooth medium-full body.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1323) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
On tap at the Hunahpus release. A: Itís a Cigar City stout. Dark Evil and awesome when it comes to appearence. S: Wonderful barrel aromas right from the start. Tons of brandy and woody oak. Very bold roast boardering on char. Notes of espresso and deep earthy chocolate. T: Very much like the aroma but the barrel helps this one really stand out. Very roasted with strong chocolate. Hints of earthy char and coffee. Big big barrel notes but in such a good way. Oak and pure Brandy goodness. M: Very full in body, smooth rich, great. D: About as drinkable or should I say sippable as a beer this big can be.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4524) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On draft at the CCB Tasting Room Reopening. Pours typical CCB "Iím gonna kick your ass" stout color with a big, dark tan head. Nose is brandy, chocolate, roast, earth, molasses, some sweetness, cocoa, and sticky sweetness. Flavor is sweet with the brandy complementing the roast and giving great mouthfeel. Sweet and slightly earthy/ roasty at the same time. This beer is incredible... please bottle and do as a limited release!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2010
This marks my 300th rated Florida brewed beer. I am glad to mark this occasion with such a stellar beer. Who would have thought two years ago such amazing beer would come from the beer wasteland of Florida. Thank you Joe and Wayne for not only bringing amazing beer to market but also possibly inspiring others to push beyond the tepid waters of thin hot weather swill.

This Apple Brandy Barrel Aged treat was served up on tap at CCB at the mini grand opening. It pours inky dark soul-less void with thin tan mocha head. The aroma carries pleasing and inviting notes of sweet Brandy moving into some oak, roastiness, mild black strap molasses and dark chocolate. The taste is velvety smooth with pure dark notes of highly roasted malts to burnt malts as well as velvety rich dark chocolate. In a supportive role assertive notes of caramel, vanilla, oak and sweet Brandy bring this together in palate warming harmony. Amazing balance. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Draft at Cigar City tasting room grand opening. Creamy, dense brown head atop a black body. Nose is hard roasted malts, chocolate, wood, light coffee, light brandy, and vanilla. Thick, full body with a creamy, viscous mouth feel and a good amount of carbonation. Flavor contains huge notes of roasted malt, vanilla, and fudge with lighter secondary notes of brandy, dark fruit, molasses, and wood. Sweet roasted finish with some warming alcohol.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
On tap at CCB. Pours a sinister looking pitch black color with massive head that settles slowly and heavily laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and boozy with notes of brandy, chocolate, roast, toffee, caramel, molasses, some slight smoky and woody notes. Flavor is also very sweet with notes of brandy, vanilla, oak, burnt coffee, chocolate, cocoa, molasses, light earthy notes. Generally full body, creamy, silky mouthfeel and a roasted sweet malt finish. Amazing beer. One of the very best CCB has put out thus far.


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