Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel-aged 2017

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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NOTE: This is the rum and bourbon version

This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II, and to the barrels of the weapons used by Zhukov’s 1st Belorussian Front of the Red Army to push through the German-occupied territory of East Prussia in early 1945. We’ve aged this monolithic imperial stout in both rum and bourbon barrels to add a legendary depth of character and flavor including flavors of vanilla, dried fruit and baking spices to the dark chocolate and fresh-ground espresso qualities of the base beer.

Molasses, bitter chocolate and raisin-like fruit aromas give way to vanilla and rustic woodiness on the nose of this complex Imperial Stout. A palate of espresso, toffee and treacle is balanced by an assertive bitterness and a tannic and spicy texture imparted by extensive aging in both rum and bourbon barrels.

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4.2
dzudohonor (364) - POLAND - FEB 22, 2018
W nosie kakao, paloność, ciemne owoce, nuty marcepanowe, przypieczona skórka od chleba, lekka wanilia i beczka po rumie. Na języku: oj bardzo przyjemnie, dużo kakao, rumu, toffi, kokos, wanilia, lukrecja, czekolada deserowa, palony i goryczkowy finisz, faktura otulająca język, kremowe, konkretnie rozgrzewa w przełyku (może zbyt mocno boozy).

4
djd07 (16463) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle thanks to Grant. Pours black with small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is licorice, cocoa, rum, oak, roast. Slick body, coconut, oak, vanilla, licorice, very boozy, enjoyed this.

3.8
weihenweizen (4305) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2018
Refrigerated 75 cL brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, medium body, medium carbonation, and pretty lacing. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, rum, malted malt milk ball, and some booze.

4.3
willisread (3948) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2018
Bottle at Lucky Bamboo bottle share. Pours a deep black with a brown head that lingers, then dissipates. Lots of wood, fruit, dark chocolate and coffee in the nose. As it warms sorghum, cinnamon and light toasted coconut comes out. Well-balanced with good roast character throughout on the palate, but balanced by some creamy sweetness as well. Booze is there, coffee lingers with fruit and chocolate. More sorghum on the finish. Great stuff.

3.7
ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2018
750 mL bottle. Inky black with a thick mocha head. Smells of rum, bourbon, alcohol, oak, sweet dark fruit. Tastes of licorice, dark fruit, rum, oak, alcohol, molasses, and some bitter chocolate. Heavy and alcoholic, but not overly sweet. Slow to drink, but in the end, very enjoyable.

4.2
ajnepple (7564) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2018
750 ml bottle shared, thanks Kyle! Rich, dark and malty with notes of cocoa, gourmet coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, mild bourbon barrel, light vanilla, and a touch of rum spice. Hints of dark fruit and charred oak develop as it warms. Pleasant and balanced well with a lingering bittersweet finish. Excellent depth and complexity overall.

4.4
caesar (7469) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle shared by Benzai. Pitch black color with a big frothy dark brown head. Aroma of dark roast, bourbony sweetness, bit tar, toffee, dark chocolate. Massive texture. Bit boozy, but big bold sweetness with lots of roasty bitterness and bourbon and rhum. Massive stuff. Fantastic.

4.4
Benzai (17000) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle @ tasting shared with Caesar. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized dark brown colored head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is malts, bourbon and rum. Taste malts, rum, bourbon, roast, sweetish bourbon and a little bitter. Medium body, oily texture and carbonation. Very nice!

4.2
GlasgowTAD (2008) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle, huge thanks to Ben! Pours opaque black with a medium brown head which soon recedes. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, slight rum, cinnamon. Taste is cinnamon spice, rum spice, chocolate, vanilla sweet, slightly pastry-ish.

4.4
Hoprider (798) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2017
Pours blacker than black with the darkest head I’ve ever seen. Aroma is a a mix between dark molasses, Christmas rhum cake, Soft bourbon, dark chocolate, and licorice. Intense flavour, so much malt it’s insane. Dark molasses, bitter roast, oak, light vanilla, slight booze. Lingering licorice aftertaste. Fat mouthfeel. What a super rich beast of a beer.


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