Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
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This Imperial Stout is dedicated to George Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World war II. Opaque black in color, with notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of black strap molasses. The English hop varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso. Pair Marshal Zhukov with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia.

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BuckeyeBoy (9219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2018
750ml bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose roast malts Bourbon Barrel vanilla coffee chocolate. Tatse is more of the nice sweet malts coffee big bourbon barrel notes vanilla.

4.6
mariuspoenari (3202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2017
Shared at Jim's tasting. Pitch black pour with a fine-grained tan head. Notes of chocolate, dark roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, light coconut, bitter cherries. Smooth, complex, perfectly balanced. Goddamn!

4.1
sjogro (5247) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
Sampled from bottle at jim is back xmas tasting. Black with dark tan head. Big dark roasted chocolate malt, booze. Massive bourbon and vanilla. Full body and soft carbonation. Boozy. Nice.

3.9
Svartvit (1005) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
Shared at the Jimgreenuk tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon, molasses, vanilla, chocolate.

4.1
Maakun (6939) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
Bottle at Jim’s back tasting! Black with small brown head. Sweet malts, black berries, apple syrup, vanilla, coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, licorice. Over medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Full bodied with slick feel. Nice.

4.1
jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle thanks to THE HOFF. Deep brown pour with a tiny head. Baked brownies. Some earthy, leathery notes. Mild raisin. Some vanilla and butterscotch accents too. Really well integrated. Some tobacco and dark chocolate up front. Hot barrel. Mellow sweet rocky road fudge on the finish. Good stuff. Oily, fat and vicscous. Graceful notes of oxidization. Top tier effort.

4
deyholla (12663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours an oily black with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma is full of dark grains and roasted malts with bourbon and a bit of coffee underlying. Flavor combines dark grains, roasted malts, bourbon, molasses and a bit of toffee backing.

4.2
rami_pl (4993) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Bourbon Barrel-aged Marshal Zhukov’s by Cigar City Brewing at garwolińska Najs beczka, acz niezbyt intensywna, czuc czeko-kawo klimaty, slodko, spoko cialo, niemalo alko, smaczy

4.3
Hoprider (797) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2017
This has been a long time coming.. black, cream head, oily thick. Aroma sweet dark roast, light bourbon, molasses, coffee-grounds, light vanilla and parfumed oak. The taste is old world... big roasty malt, licorice and coffee. Light bourbon, could have been a little more powerfull imho but really really great still. The mouthfeel is about as oily, slick and rich as one could hope for. Aftertaste is very peasant and never ending. Serious beer.

4.1
kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2017
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Bottle shared at Hollands Spoor Tasting Club, Breda Edition. Black with a small brown head. Aroma of big bourbon, oak barrel, vanilla, dark chocolate, light licorice, malt and molasses. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


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