ragesaq (72) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
I dug out my Cigar City Humidor Imperial Stout, which I believe was the 2009 bottling. I’ve been looking forward to drinking this beer as a bottle of 2009 Marshall Zhukov was the best Imperial Stouts I’ve ever had and I was not disappointed. Outstanding port/sherry aged character, hefty malt sweetness, dark chocolate truffles, fig and date and a big rich mouthfeel are very uniquely complimented by the cedar aging time. The cedar is at once both sharp and slightly savory, keeping the sweetness in check and spinning a fantastic beer in a really unique direction. Just really blown away by how awesome this beer is, and I have to say it ties with my previous 2009 Marshall Zhukov experience as Best Imperial Stout. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Opaque black appearance with a small brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, cedar, leather, vanilla, tobacco. Taste is of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and leather tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2013
on draft, poured very dark brown with brown head...no lacing but like an oily texture. a big imperial stout with the aroma of roasted malts, chocolates, woody maybe oak. the flavor was again that oily type texture only seen in one other beer before but that was on purpose. but again you get the deep rich roasted malts, some chocolate, woody, sweet flavor with a backend bitterness that was very good. very good imperial stout. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a fine bubbled dark khaki head in this glass - the nose is caramel and brown sugars, some fruit ester is present, there is a touch of spice, with some barrel treatment present. Yes, this feels like another cigar city brew to me thanks to the cedar treatment, i guess. The flavor profile presents more dark malts - caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cedar box wood, some smoke presents itself surprisingly. So I suppose the issue i find is that it’s a bit too cedar centric. Otherwise a fine attempt here Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours black with no head. Aroma is of vanilla, roasted malt, peppah. Taste is of roasted malt, oxydation, ashes, incense, pepper. Palate: Medium-full body. Overall: Pretty good, but weird spicy features and incense too.
tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle (750 ml) as Humidor Imperial Stout. Traded by Sean9689, thanks! Oily pitch black a dark head and reddish reflects. Aroma of cedar, chocolate, roasted malt, pepper, chile and tobacco. Taste is of roasted malt, pepper, chocolate and chile. Peppery finish. Medium to heavy body. Very good Imperial Stout. Good variation on Zhukov! JulienHuxley (5979) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Dark black pour with thick dark brown head. Aroma of cedar, vanilla, chiles, black pepper, ash, roasted grain, cocoa nibs. Taste is peppery, roasty with a chocolate/chipotle finish. Oily palate with smooth carbonation. Pretty good imperial stout, a tad tannic to my liking. bookman10 (1297) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a thick, dark, almost black with a head that was nearly purple at first, but settled into a nice, foamy cream. Strong aroma of chocolate, coffee, and licorice. These are also quite noticeable in the flavors, along with a rather pronounced woodsiness--I’m not really sure that aging this in cedar is such a good idea. The cedar doesn’t really enhance the stout characteristics. Bacterial (3074) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle shared by Jeff at Greg’s thanks! Strong wood / cedar nose - dark black pour. Spicy vegetal taste with roasted coffee on the finish. Nice, but really strong wood notes. portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
750ml bottle thanks Jason. Pour black oily with a thin tan head that fades. Aroma has soy wood peat and roasted malt. Taste is bitter soy wood and peat with slight sour plum and bakers chocolate. Palate is full rich and sticky with a dry finish.