Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout

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Overall: 8.60/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Russian Imperial Stout

ABV: 11.50%

Season: August

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Black
  • Pours opaque with a sixteenth of a chocolate, mocha colored foam. It is easy to surmise that the retention was not there. Lacing was sheeting and thick but did seek it's level.

    Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate foremost. Licorice and roasted malts are there to making up quite a thick and delicious nose.

    Taste is a little different than expected. Dark fruits and chocolate are there but roasted malt, burnt flavors, and very bitter from chocolate come from the middle, lasting through to the end. The finish brings these flavors on strongly and maybe inappropriately so.

    Thick, rich body with minimal to no carbonation. Creamy and coating in the mouth.

    A very good and drinkable beer for such a high ABV. The drawback comes from the amount of burnt and bitterness from the various malts. Definitely something I could have occasionally as I can't get past the aforementioned bitterness and burnt flavors. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 21:37:56
  • Tasted: Saturday, February 05, 2011
  • $0.00 for 750 ml bottle