Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Gregory Zhukov. Arguably one of World War II’s finest generals and a man bold enough to appreciate the rich, complex flavors of a beer brewed to fortify a body through the Russian winter. Like military geniuses, Russian Imperial Stouts reach their peak with a little age on them, so we release Marshal Zhukov’s Russian Imperial Stout in sweltering August so that it will be at peak flavor come January or February. <P> Opaque black in color, the aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate, dark sweet toffee with hints of black strap molasses. The flavor starts with an unsweetened chocolate character and supporting notes of herbal dryness from English hop varietals. It then moves into dark toffee sweetness and closes with a slap of roasty espresso. Zhukov’s Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia. Enjoy, comrade.

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4.1
fiery_1 (1179) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
650ml bottle @ home. Pours oily black with a small but dense brown head. Nose is malty, molasses, and roast. Flavour is black licorice, molasses, leather, and some roast. Very complex and intense flavours happening here.

4.2
beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
650ml bottle shared at Brian’s. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head, like a motor oil. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, leather. Taste is CRAZY intense similar to the aroma. Superintense beer. Whoa.

4.2
k0mpsa (2974) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma has full roasty malts, coffee, chocolate. Smooth roasty body, coffee, hint of tobacco.

4.1
TH28 (451) - - JUN 9, 2017
22oz bottle. 7/2/16 bottle date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with a deep muddy brown colored head. Much darker than typical for the style, reminiscent of a Hershey bar. Aroma: Molasses, dark chocolate, light roast, and a noticeable sherry and soy sauce like aroma. A touch of oxidation. Taste: Deep, rich malt sweetness that’s heavy in dark chocolate and a light roasted coffee. A touch of molasses , dark fruit, and sherry, with a fairly strong bitterness that counters the intense maltiness. Mouthfeel: Thick bodied, syrupy, and a very light carbonation. Very heavy. Finish: Dark chocolate and syrupy molasses linger with some sherry and dark fruit. Roast is barely noticeable Overall: This beer has nearly a year on it, and a sherry oxidation is noticeable. Beyond that, this is a very heavy, syrupy RIS with sting dark chocolate and molasses with just enough bitterness to prevent it from being cloying. Relatively light on the roastiness. Very good RIS, but seems like 6mths of age would be better than a full yr

3.9
Ahuth (591) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours thick motor oil. The aroma is huge chocolate, toffee and hints of vanilla. Palate is creamy awesome the taste is huge. Big espresso chocolate. Roasty toffee. Some dark fruits show when warming up.

4.6
nutjes (963) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2017
66cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Zwart met een donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Vanille, chocolade, mango (?!) en melasse. S: Zoet met een stevige moutbitterheid. Vanille, geroosterd, hazelnoot. Lekker! M: Volmondig, sticky en weinig carbonatie.

4.4
VDuquerroux (1690) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle, 1 pint 6 fl.oz. @Naintré, France with my dad. A sparkling black beer with a small beige foamy head ; medium retention ; ok lacing. Roasty black chocolate and coffee waves interspersed with vanilla notes. Medium round sweet, light warming baseline ; light to medium dry bitter. Full body, oily texture,soft carbonation,chocolate lasting finish. Overall, awesome ! Delicious :)

4.1
JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma and taste of coffee, some spice, roasted malts.

3
SQUIDMAN (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2017 does not count
Should say Espresso, overall would rate higher but a little bitter and way overpriced!!!!!!

3.9
kraddel (8172) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2017
Bottled august 20th 3013. Pours black dark brown head. Smell is soy sauce, burnt malts. Bit sweet. Very oaty. Taste is full, bit bitter, very burnt , oaty, very roasty. Mild boozy. Nice.


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