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Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel-aged
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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4427) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
On draft at Hunahpu Day. Pours a thick black with a small tan head. Nose is straight up bourbon with huge sweetness, vanilla, and some wood. There is also the Zhukov roasted coffee, roasted malt, and some dark chocolate in there. The flavor is the same- huge bourbon presence with vanilla, dark chocolate, and bourbon. Medium-bodied finishing with lingering bourbon. Very enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 2/15/2010 Total Score: 4
On draft at the CCB Tasting Room Grand Reopening. Wow. How many stout do you know that can kick the barrelís ass? This is one. Pours "Iím gonna kick your ass" black brown with a dark tan head. Nose is roast, slight bourbon, earth, dark chocolate, and some slight vanilla. Flavor is very similar. A bit of barrel, but for the most part this one annihilates the sweetness that the barrel wants to give it. Like a bitter ex-girlfriend, or its namesake general, this beer takes no prisoners as its roast, bitterness, and tiny bit of barrel leave the palate wanting more and feeling experienced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2011
This is another of CCBís Zhukovís that doesnít let me down. I didnít get any tart from the wine barrel, just zhukovís +wood, bit sharper than itís unaltered cousin. Yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Tap at Hunahpu 2011. The "4 Roses Zhukov" as it is known poured an ink black with a menacing, thin, Martian red head. Aroma is quite nice: buttery, soft bourbon, spicy oak, lightest red apples come out of the nose hinting at oxidation. Really a soft and muted nose that really rewards you if you spend time with it. Taste is very soft, buttery, oily, roasty with a decent amount of rich coffee. Spicy on the palate at first as well as oily and buttery. But after awhile it gets a little bit papery and cardboardy, reminding me this is a Zhukov treatment. Probably the best beer on tap at the festival, though I missed on on Jolly Guava since the hype around that beer was so ridiculous.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a jet black with a light brown head. Nose is strong bourbon, chocolate, little molasses. Taste is awesome bourbon zhukov, caramel, vanilla. So drinkable despite the abv. Overall an awesome beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 4 Roses barrel aged Marshal Zhukov on tap at CC. Pours Joan Jett black with a mocha head. Soft bourbon and oak aromas. Big, chewy, and oily with fantastic chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and mellow aged bourbon flavors. Unbelievable......

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours like tar. Black with no head. Aroma of bourbon,vanilla and dark chocolate. Mouth feel is thick and velvety. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Very nice beer.
Earlier Rating: 1/6/2011 Total Score: 4.4
On tap at Hunaphus release. Poured black with a small dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with some dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla and tobacco. Very pleasant mouth feel. Velvety smooth. Wonderful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Draft@CCB.. Warming bourbon and oak nose with touches of vanilla. Rich chocolate and roast finish, warming and full bodied. Dark black as can get, dark brown head.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
POurs black, no head. Nose is subtle bourbon and soft wood. Big molasses and earthy notes, huge roast, coffee, dark cocoa. Flavor is roasty, sweet malts, dry wood, hints of bourbon, charred grain. Smooth beer, beautiful body and great bourbon back notes.
Earlier Rating: 1/16/2010 Total Score: 4.5
Pours black with dark dark brown frothy head. Nose is bourbon forward, heavy roast, dark fruits, coffee, loads of fudge and booze. Flavor is sweet alcohol, bourbon, roasted malts, smoke, wood, earthy hops, dark chocolate and tootsie rolls. The barrel lends real nice to this beer.
Earlier Rating: 1/16/2010 Total Score: 4.5
Pours black with dark dark brown frothy head. Nose is bourbon forward, heavy roast, dark fruits, coffee, loads of fudge and booze. Flavor is sweet alcohol, bourbon, roasted malts, smoke, wood, earthy hops, dark chocolate and tootsie rolls. The barrel lends real nice to this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Listed as Four Roses Zukhov, on tap at Hunahpu 2011. Pours a rich deep black, sweet bourbon aroma, sweet vanilla, extremely drinkable. Nice

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Woodshop. Green apple nose with lots of medicinal notes and boozy alcohol, some soy in there as well. Taste is very sweet, very little bitterness, lots of green stressed yeast, soy sauce, very boozy, some chocolate. Chalky texture. The worst of any of the Zhukovís Iíve had so far.


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