Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Vanilla Hazelnut

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II. Huge in body with strong flavors of espresso, chocolate and molasses, this unique iteration of Zhukov’s adds roasted hazelnuts and vanilla to impart even more complexity and depth of flavor to this massive, jet-black stout. In the immortal words of Marshal Zhukov himself, “Есть вещи в России, которые не являются, как они кажутся.”

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olio (10750) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2018
65 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a minimal beige head. Lots of grain and malts on the nose, cocoa, licorice, tar, subtle hops, some espresso. Flavor is roasted malts, tar, cocoa, dark chocolate, licorice, some grain and hazelnut. The vanilla avoids my detection both on aroma and flavor. Extremely heavy slow sipper.

tiong (7823) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2018
650ml bottle from Beergium. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, earthiness, coffee, dark chocolate, hints of toasted nuts and espresso. Taste is sweetish, roasty and earthy with some toasted nuts, espresso and hints of vanilla. Finish is roasty, heavy and earthy with some dark chocolate, espresso and hints of licorice. Quite heavy and massive. Where's the vanilla?

gregwilsonstl (2735) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Side by side with Cognac and Punultimate.....all three are drastically different. Sweet. Vanilla and hazelnuts. I like this the best.

vincentvega72 (962) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2018
Puur zwart olie-achtig bier met mokkakleurige schuimkraag die redelijk snel inzakt. Cacao, koffie, chocolade, toffee, vanille, (hazel)nootjes. Goeie chocoladebittere afdronk. Knalstout.

GregMooreNH (389) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2018 Pour rich black and headless. Aroma is molasses, nutty and a hint of vanilla. Taste is heavy molasses with a touch of hazelnut, moving to bitter chocolate with vanilla notes. A darned good imperial stout.

Dawsemeister (50) - - JAN 2, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2018 Bottle - this pours like oil, with little head. Lovely aroma of coffee and toasted hazelnut - smells like a pudding! Boozy warmth and a hit of coffee bitterness; there is caramel sweetness and good amounts of hazelnut. A big and tasty stout that really achieves a lot of nuttiness and complexity!

Gentle_Ben (66) - Rutland, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Pours thick and oily with a tiny beige head. Nose is bitter malts, dark chocolate, coffee and hazelnuts. The taste is all of the above plus a really well balanced sweetness to offset the roasty and bitter malts. Can’t taste much vanilla but hazelnut follows you all the way to the end with the sweetness and warmth of the booze on the finish. This is pretty much my ideal stout and extremely well balanced and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

neongolden (2074) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2017
(Bottle pour @ Himmeriget, Dec 16/17) Pours black with a small dark tan head. Aroma is pretty sweet, decent hit of roasted malt, dark caramel toasty nuts, chocolate, touches of vanilla, slightly murky coffee. Flavour is rather in the same vein, sweet dark malt with toffee/molasses, dark chocolate, decently bitter roasted malt with touches of coffee and toasted nuts, almost woody, soft to moderate vanilla, the sweetness tailing off somewhat at the finish thanks to pretty punchy roast, some hazelnut, cacao and soft coffee grounds. Medium body, slick, fairly soft carb with a little prickle. Good stuff, I think I would have enjoyed this more in isolation rather than directly alongside Cognac Zhukov and Derivation.

kisachpock (1) - - NOV 4, 2017 does not count
This is the best beer that I drank in the last few years. Thanks brewers!

Idiosynkrasie (8332) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2017
650ml bottle. Jet black colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Intensey, roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, treacle, cautious nutty overtones. Taste is bitter, roasty dark malty, notes of coffee, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, treacle, hints of roasted hazelnut, a touch of liquorice, minimally rusty, metallic overtones; oily to viscous texture. Rich and intense, too bitter and rather burnt than roasty in parts.

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