Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel

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100
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style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (3213) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed on draft at Hunahpuís Day 2017 on March 11. The pour is a nice thick dark black with a thin ring of dark brown head and no lace as it vanishes. The aroma is really roasty and full of chocolate. There is a fantastic bourbon and strong oak that come with it. This is a great balance. The molasses creeps in with a hint of dark fruits. This is just what I want to see in a big time imperial stout. The flavor is much of the same. Itís got as big time dark fruit and molasses with a sweeter chocolate and light roast. There is a good bourbon flavor to it without the booziness. A light charred oak rounds it out. The mouth feel is thick and viscous with a soft carbonation and a coating of the mouth. The aftertaste is sweeter chocolate and roast with a light dark fruit linger. Itís really effing good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1480) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2017
750 ML bottle thanks to Owen for sharing Black sludgy pour. Usual CCB head. Dark leather color. Good retention to the head before finally falling to a collar. Nose is espresso, roasted malts, char, and burnt grain. Subtle oak and bourbon character. First thought was the beer ate the barrel. taste was more the base beer than the barrel. Lots of roasted grain, chocolate, coffee and soft barrel character. Big and burly sipper. Beer really ate the barrel character in this but did not dampen the overall beer at all.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (7458) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Pours darkest brown with a thin light brown head. Aroam of malt, bourbon, raisin and chocolate. Malt and chocolate flavor with some roastiness before a bourbon finished. Came together really well. Nicely balanced and the flavors all meld very nicely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1716) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2017
750 mL bottle. Pours inky black with just a few mocha bubbles. Smells nutty and oaky. Sharp bourbon. Chocolate. Smells boozy. Tastes of bourbon, oak, dark chocolate. Heavy roasted malts with just as much sweetness and some dark fruits, too. Boozy and oaky finish. Heavy, as expected. I didnít expect this to be my style. Perhaps it still isnít my style, but itís tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (9924) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2017
Draught at the brewery on February 7, 2017.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, raisin taste. Sweet, oak, raisin aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, bourbon scent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4603) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle to snifter. Pours a pitch black color with a small deep khaki to burnt brown head. Nose is fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate. Tatse shows more tobacco and soy sauce, more like the regular version. Still a prominent barrel and vanilla flavor. Light pepper in the finish. Lovely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2013 on tap. Pours jet black. Nice tan head. Smell of Zhukov with a bourbon nose. Taste is great. The rum goes perfect with the beer. It breaks it down, makes it less thick, and the rum takes over. But not to strong. My favorite Zhukov variant for sure.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Growler shared by Dak Ė Four Roses version. Pours oily black with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet bourbon, cocoa, coffee and roast. The taste is molasses, coffee, ash, chocolate and vanilla bourbon. Medium semi creamy body. Very good. 4.1

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5458) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4331) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
Growler. Pours pitch black with no lace. Aroma is sweet roasted coffee mocha chocolate vanilla dill, nicely fruity. Flavor is fullbodied velvety, good oily mouthfeel, well balanced between the roastiness maltyness and bitter. Long finish of malts sweet roastiness with nice bitter touch.


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