yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Handbottle. Pours pitch black and dark brown head. Aroma is dark malty, liqourice and whisky. Dark malty and whisky. Smooth malty and dark roasted malty. Smooth and dark malty into the far finish. Homer321 (5194) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle to snifter. Pours a pitch black color with a small deep khaki to burnt brown head. Nose is fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate. Tatse shows more tobacco and soy sauce, more like the regular version. Still a prominent barrel and vanilla flavor. Light pepper in the finish. Lovely. ctipping (2236) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2017
750 mL bottle. Pours inky black with just a few mocha bubbles. Smells nutty and oaky. Sharp bourbon. Chocolate. Smells boozy. Tastes of bourbon, oak, dark chocolate. Heavy roasted malts with just as much sweetness and some dark fruits, too. Boozy and oaky finish. Heavy, as expected. I didn’t expect this to be my style. Perhaps it still isn’t my style, but it’s tasty. djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2017 Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, wood, bourbon, vanilla. Thick, chewy roast, cocoa, vanilla, oak, boozy finish, nice sweetness, very nice. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Tap at Hunahpu 2011. The "4 Roses Zhukov" as it is known poured an ink black with a menacing, thin, Martian red head. Aroma is quite nice: buttery, soft bourbon, spicy oak, lightest red apples come out of the nose hinting at oxidation. Really a soft and muted nose that really rewards you if you spend time with it. Taste is very soft, buttery, oily, roasty with a decent amount of rich coffee. Spicy on the palate at first as well as oily and buttery. But after awhile it gets a little bit papery and cardboardy, reminding me this is a Zhukov treatment. Probably the best beer on tap at the festival, though I missed on on Jolly Guava since the hype around that beer was so ridiculous.
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Handbottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Comes as "Cigar City Four Roses Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout". Pours pitch, pitch black with a tiny brown head. Hard roast in the nose but the sweet vanilla notes dominate - brown licorice allsorts. Very solid body, hardly any carbonation, pours thick and syrupy - motormoil almost. Again sweet Bourbon notes, vanilla and dark fruits. Some alcohol heat in the finish. 270411 Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
Cigar City Takes NYC event at Rattle ’N’ Hum. on Tap.This thick mouthfeel, with bourbon aromas. Still very good, but you must like bourbon. AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2010
Draft at CC. Nose is huge with barrel wood and lingering humidor scent, along with roasted malts. Flavor is as big as the nose, wood notes infuse the flavor from beginning to end, also roast coffee and malts. Perhaps the most noticeably barrel-aged beer I’ve ever tried. Definitely interesting, but too overpowering to drink a lot of.