Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3726) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6106) - 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 doesnít mesh really well; milk chocolate, light coffee, toasted bread, light oak. Full bodied, dry finish. A touch hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12374) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft. Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some Bourbon, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, alcohol/Bourbon, some chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium-full body.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10842) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours opaque with no lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy booze, bourbon, figs, prunes, tar, alcohol, and soy sauce. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a slick finish.

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