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Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
32oz growler side by side with a 2010 regular version of Zhukov. It pours dark oily black with more carbonation and a darker tan head than its regular version. A little bit thinner in body versus the regular version. The thickness held up nicely against the barrel giving it the perfect body for a BA Impy. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and bourbon. The chocolate flavors and aromas still peak through the bourbon making it very smooth. I think this is the best Zhukov variation from the regular version, double barrel, and cedar aged. Definitely worth seeking out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14794) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2011
hand bottle at home ... dark viscous black sweet rich roast chocolate malts ... light licorice ... light bourbon ... silky smooth body ... big soft chocolate ... light malt molasis roast ... light silky bourbon ... hint of vanilla ... woody ... tiny iodine hit in linger ... lovely and balanced with a light oliy body

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011

Handbottle @ UK-SCO Tasting in Ulfborg.

[ Courtesy of cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark black color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige to light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light coffee, cedar - wood, alcohol - bourbon, licorice notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110409]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
Åbnet hos J & C, Malt, lidt kaffe, chokolade, lidt lakrids, vanilje, sveske, rosin,træ, meget træfad, portvin %, meget sort, uklar, bitter og meget sød, sirupsagtig, flad, føles dejlig, rigtig god øl.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13590) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Handbottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch balck - brown bubbles. Chocolate, fruity, berries, cocoa, bourbon, wooden, lakridskonfekt, whiskey, oiley, acid notes, high malty, high sweetness, dark chocolate. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4 roses 2010 growler from JW77. Huge thanks! Pour is black as the night with no head. Huge vanilla, chocolate, prune, slight coffee notes in the aroma. Big and fucking bold. Thick and chewy body, but no where near the sludge of the brandy. Loads of dark chocolate, vanilla, slight bitter coffee, earthy, and slight bourbon. Delicious! Well integrated between beer and barrel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (3770) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, chocolate, earth, bourbon, and some light coffee. Flavors are the same, fudge like with bourbon added. A solid imperial stout aged on bourbon, light vanilla in the back end.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1436) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Dark pour with a head that fades after a short period of time. Aroma is subdued bourbon with some cocoa and a lot of espresso. Flavor resembles normal Zhukov but substitutes bourbon where there were previously hops. The tradeoff is perhaps slightly tastier but less compelling. Palate is surprisingly much better than regular Zhukov, less sticky and more chewy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Draft at gand opening of Cigar city tasting room. Poured near black with a tall, dense dark brown head. Nose is big in bourbon notes, also roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, and wood. Full body with a creamy, slightly oily or viscous mouth feel and a good amount of carbonation. Flavor is rich with roasted malt notes, lots of chocolate, and molasses, vanilla, wood, light coffee and a nice amount of Bourbon. Bourbon is pretty well balanced with the roasty malt flavors not overpowering at all. Finishes roasted with lingering bourbon and a touch of warming alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6639) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum for their Cigar City event. This and the BA Hunahpu’s were first on my list to try and both were great. Pours black, viscous, thick dense dark tan head. Faint wood, bourbon on the nose, rich deep chocolate and roast. Smooth chocolate mousse. Long crisp bitterness, lingering roast on the finish. Another delicious one.


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