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Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Draft at Rattle N Hum Cigar City event. For a bourbon barrel aged beer this one could of used a hell of a lot more aging. I was getting no bourbon in either the aroma nor the flavor. Overall a great Impy Stout but as a bourbon barrel aged beer this one was a lousy example.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Tap @ RnH event - molasses, dark sugar, prune, though carbonation is sprightly. Dark bitter chocolate with some bitterness. Huge woody presence and smokey bourbon. not quite as good as the BA Hunahpu.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the faintest hint of lighter color when held to a light source. Two finger thick frothy dark chocolate coffee colored head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Sweet bourbon aroma with a lot of earthy oak and subtle hints of vanilla which are a nice balance to the very roasty chocolate malt notes. Subtle hops along with roasted coffee and toffee. Chewy medium body that is only the fuller end of the spectrum with a lot of tight carbonation, possibly over carbed with a lot of intense roasty flavor up from that dominates and lingers throughout into a bone dry finish. Hints of chocolate malt and toffee but this beer is all about the roasted notes. The bourbon presence is faint with subtle sweet alcohol heat, vanilla and oak. The chocolate notes are more prominent as it warms. Decent but a bit too roasty for my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled . A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, bourbon, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, wood, and bourbon, leading to a dry roasted, woody finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
@dstructos Daks Back-growler-pours no head and black color that sheets the glass. Aroma is sweet bourbon, cherry, dark malt. Taste is bourbon, ashy-dark malt, secondary bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this growler to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting. dark brown/black, boozy flavor, some notes of soy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3239) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Blueberry, warming alcohol, sweat, vanilla. Moderate barrel character, thankfully not too much, but I still prefer the beer without.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Name: Marshal Zhukovs, Bourbon Barrel
Date: March 12, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma, touch of bourbon and vanilla
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of bourbon brings in a vanilla sweetness, oak melds well with the roasted malts

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Marshal Zhukovs, Four Roses
Date: March 12, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: black, fine brown head, drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted aroma, hot bourbon, touch of oak
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, touch of caramel, oak blends well with the heavy roast

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
black, thin red-brown head. Sugary, bit of rotten fruit and coffee, light vanilla and oak. Flavor has more coffee, burnt notes, chocolate. Very sweet, pruney nose, heavy sugar. Bit overly ashy and stinging sugars, but there is more balance here than most ccb.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
32oz growler pours an oily, opaque black with zero head. Legs like a scotch. Nice, milk chocolate aroma, sweet, light booze, vanilla, dried fruits, cherries. Flavor has some nice components but it just doesn’t mesh really well; milk chocolate, light coffee, toasted bread, light oak. Full bodied, dry finish. A touch hot.


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