Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout- Apple Brandy Barrel w/Vanilla Beans

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 4.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout aged in a Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels with Madagascar vanilla beans on the small batch system. Brewed exclusively for BeerzAreGewd.

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b3shine (9145) - Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2017
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Brewed exclusively for BeerZareGewd, bro! (Whoever in the fuck that is.) I watched this beer go from trading for two b1 Zennes to dropping in my lap for $230 on MBC, and couldn't resist, so we'll see how it goes... Looks great; an opaque motor oil with darker mahogany head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells delicious! Dark malt, dark chocolate, oak, and apple brandy alongside a well-balanced vanilla presence. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust or balanced. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and fairly slick. Good, but not nearly as good as it smells.

4.2
bursprak (3285) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle @ Blåbær '17. Pitch black with a tiny dark head. Notes of sweet malts, light barrel, faint vanilla, caramel and some nutty notes.

4.3
Klimaet (3020) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle in Blåbær Lambik queue @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen thanks to mrorla! Pours pitch black with a large dark brown dense head. Classic CCB stout. Aromas of apple brandy, light vanilla, roasted malts, light bread, dark chocolate. Taste is roasty, bitter malty, some barrel showing and some vanilla but mostly the base stout shining through with lots of dark chocolate, bready roasted malts. Expected this to be sweeter and less like MZ but still pretty darn nice.

4.3
Hoprider (743) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
Generously shared by Mr.Orla. Thank you sir! Pours a typical MZ shiny oily black with a dark espresso cream head. The aroma is killer here with both the apple brandy and the vanilla working to even out the roasty malt and adding more sweetness into the aroma. The taste is a little along the same lines. The MZ body and taste are there but just slightly sweeter and more pastry like, which I like. Also coffee, dark caramel roast, dark decadent brownie and sweet booze from the barrel. Creamy sticky and thick mouthfeel with low carbonation. I found this to be one of the highlights of the entire blåbær line share. Thanks a bunch peeps.

4.3
hallinghansen (3420) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle while waiting for Blåbær. Black body with a small light brown head. Chocolate, roasted malt, brandy, oak. Wow so many things going on here.

4.1
MrOrla (3529) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, Apple brandy, dried fruits, licorice, coffee, oak coffee. Taste is sweet with loads of barrel, loads of dried fruits, rasins, coffee.

4.3
Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle @ Blåbær 2017 release. Grab the train. Pours Black with a creamy beige head. Roast, alcohol, Cocoa, bourbon and vanilla. Woody. Dryish.. Thanks to MrOrla!

4.3
DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle share big thanks to Homer321. Pours dark, nearly black, and thick nice smooth brandy barrel in aroma, chocolate, sweet, and roast, hints of vanilla. Smooth, sweet, syrupy, chocolate, molasses, brandy barrel and vanilla. Very tasty!

4.4
Homer321 (5191) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle from a trade to celebrate getting a 400 pound egg to cook food. Pitch black with a small dark brown head that dies quickly. Nose is moderate brandy. Lots of Apple and pear. Light tobacco and a lot of dark fruit. Holy hell this is yummy. A lot of vanilla. And very smooth flavor profile. Just decadent and velvet mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and cocoa and fudge. Light on the tobacco. This is just great.

4.2
BuckeyeBoy (8476) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2017
750ml bottle thanks to Mike. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is amazing apple brand barrel roast malts chocolate sweetness. Taste is more of the nice barrel notes vanilla spice booze.


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