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Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel

Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel
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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2011
on tap. Pitch black with little carbonation. Hints of bourbon and vanilla. Very nice beer, This stout did well in the barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcasta (849) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 31, 2010
amase means amazing in spanish and it is a good word to describe this low carbonation, high bourbon oak infused bad mother...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Poured jet black with no head smelled of bourbon and chocolate with burnt malts slightly in there tasted bourbon up front with chocolate aftertaste very good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
On tap, RBWG 2010. Pours an inky black body with a nice frothy dark brown head that had some decent retention. The nose is a little too heavy on the bourbon with a hefty dose of vanilla. Still a good bit of base beer showing thru with the heavy roast and some sweet burnt caramel. The flavor is much the same, on the sweeter side with the caramel and vanilla working in concert to help mute out the bourbon a bit. Tastes a bit boozy and over-barreled all the same. Thick chewy body with soft fizzy carbonation. Clingy and mouthcoating on the finish. Pretty good, but I think the brandy version was a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Black with loads of vanilla and a little bit of bourbonÖ both on the nose and on the palate. The heavy roast is really smoothed out in this one. Lingering vanilla/caramel character that integrates really nicely with the base. A sticky toastiness and a long lingering roast finish. I prefer the Humidor, but this is lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Draft at the brewery. This one pours a thick and oily looking pitch black color and topped by a thick and spongy, dark khaki head of foam that shows great retention. This is what an imperial stout should look like. The aroma is rich and decadent showing mounds of dark chocolate malt, dark fruits that include fig and raisins, and ample amount of roast to balance things out. Dark caramel malts lend a nice base, and creamy oak laden vanilla smooths things out and adds nice depth. The flavor follows and is just as rich as the nose foreshadows with the dark chocolate, figs, raisins, and dark roast all playing an important role. Oaky bourbon and vanilla add some smoothness and help balance all the flavors together. The barrel influence is just right and doesnít overpower, but you get just enough of a warming sensation on the way down. Full bodied and viscous on the mouthfeel with ample carbonation that follows with a lengthy choco-bourbon finish. The base beer is awesome, and adding the bourbon just makes it even better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Draft. Black pour with brown head. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, slight roasted malt notes.Barrel was not as influencing as in some other others, actually prefer this to the cedar, not by much though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
RNH promo event, and CCB hunahpu release party. Notes from both- combined. Pours a very deep dark black - oily- pitch black actually, nice big orange brown head lasting- with some lace. Aroma is bourbon upfront but doesnít get harsh or hot, mixes nicely with the big roasty and coffee notes, good chocolate hints as well, earthy, toast, vanilla, and slight burnt and smokey notes. Flavor has some moderate to high sweetnes,s but not as sweet as the brandy version- some syrup, maple, some honey, roast, bourbon, vanilla, charred oak, and nice fresh american hoppiness still to kind of round out the finish. Pretty damn good.

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