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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1422) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 The aroma is unexpectedly light bourbon (which is good, the bourbon doesnít overpower the beer), chocolate, roasted malts. The appearance is black, brown head. The flavor is chocolate, booze, roast coffee. The finish is roasty, and a light warming boozy flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy, medium/thick to thick mouth feel (not as thick as I would have thought). Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheMantle (37) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Had on tap at Rattle N Hum. Aroma is of heavy bourbon , along with bitter chocolate, sweet malts and caramel. Taste is heavy in bourbon and suprisingly sweet. Lots of roasty malts and some chocolate, and possibly a hint of some candied green apple. Finishes sweet and bourbony with a hint of warming alcohol

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum for their Cigar City event. This and the BA Hunahpuís 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Opaque black with a fading brown head. Big black malt aroma with some cedar notes, cinnamon and other Christmas spices. Slick and warming body. Spicy flavor with a huge malt depth. Dark chocolate and peat are prevalent with a tobacco earthiness and woody presence. Another great Imperial Stout from these guys.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1319) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
On draft at the Hunahpus release. A: Pours uber black and full of evil like all CCB stouts. Nice deep dark head that exhibits pretty good retention and awesome lace. S: Very roasted lots of chocolate, espresso, and of course the barrel. T: Deep deep roasted malt, espresso, and hints of oak. Hints of bourbon and light vanilla in the finish. M: Rather full in body, bitter roast, dry finish. D: Not the most drinkable but a solid stout for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of bourbon, baking cocoa, roasted malt, and coffee with a bitter, dry wood finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
On draft at R n H. Pours a black colour with a tan head. †Aroma of bourbon, espresso, chocolate, malt, oak and subtle hints of vanilla. Subtle hops along with roasted coffee and toffee. Light carbonation, with an intense roasty flavor and a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Draft@CCB.. Warming bourbon and oak nose with touches of vanilla. Rich chocolate and roast finish, warming and full bodied. Dark black as can get, dark brown head.


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