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Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Black pour. Brown head. Bourbon jumps out of the glass followed by lots of chocolate, roast, toffee, wood and vanilla. Flavor is up front bourbon with vanilla, toffee, roast, coffee and bitter chocolate. God damn, another amazing CCB stout. Kudos to Joe and Wayne and company!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
50belair (2490) - 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......

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 32oz, waxed, growler from Hunahpuís Day 2011 labeled as Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Aged Zhukov í10 courtesy of mlunger12. thanks, matt! decided the pop this one in celebration of L.J. matching into ENT! pours a gorgeously imposing, crude-oil thick black with a short, creamy, dark, rusted-brown head leaving slick, oily legs and a ring of lace that lasts the entire glass . aroma is incredible with huge, bittersweet, dark chocolate, fresh oak, vanilla, and rich bourbon backed by toasted coconut, heavy roasted malts, vanilla, and black coffee with a touch of cedar, cigar ash, and dark fruits as it warms. flavor is one of the most mind-blowing beer experiences iíve had to date with massive roasted malts, bittersweet dark chocolate, and woody, spicy, bourbon that integrates into the beer so well itís unreal and allows the subtle notes of vanilla, coconut cream, and oak shine through at midpalate before the rich, roasted coffee, dark fruits, pipe tobacco, and brownie crusts of the base Zhukovís take over on the finish. palate is super rich, oily in the mouth, and perfectly carbonated with a relentless finish of charred malts, bourbon, and dark chocolate. overall, one of the most oustanding barrel aged beers iíve ever tasted and another example of the skill and craft of CCB.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (6174) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at the Hunahpu release party as a part of RBWG 2010. Wow this is good. The aroma and flavor is amazing bourbon, wood, and stout characteristics. This stuff is awesome.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
shared growler labeled as Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Aged Zhukovs from Hunahpuís Day. pitch black pour with a 1/4" dark tan head. lovely bourbon nose with the perfect level of bourbon. layers of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts cross the nose. full chewy body with layers of sweet bourbon, vanilla, dark roasted coffee, chocolate, figs, dates and raisins. syrupy smooth throughout. sweet dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla finish. this one rocks!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (2105) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (3835) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
on tap at CCB. poured a very ominous black with a copper head. The aroma is out friggin fantastic with bourbon, oak, dark roast, and some dark fruits. flavor was super fudge, brownie, oak, bourbon, and dark fruit. body was so super thick and amazing. Nearly perfect of a beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1714) - 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.

4.5
   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.


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