Review: Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhukov | Craft Beer & Brewing
Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhukov
99 out of 100

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 11.5 IBU: 60

99/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhukov

What the brewers say

“Notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee, and hints of black-strap molasses. The English hops varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and it finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Slight smoke note, moderate alcohol and big fruity notes, plum, dark cherries, raisins. As it starts to warm, big molasses notes. Alcohol is an important component of the overall aroma profile. Over time, the coffee builds pleasantly.”

Flavor: “This is big and beautiful. Rich licorice up front with a chewy body and low carbonation and moderate alcohol. Big fruity notes with raisins, dark cherry, dried plums, and fig. Big flavor of strong mocha. An assertive bitterness combines with roast barley to really get your attention. Malt offers up facets of caramel, toast, cookie dough, and roast.”

Overall: “Go big or go home! This is over the top with flavor and alcohol. Big fruit notes mixed with licorice and a heavy alcohol body. Too much is never enough! A 10-ounce snifter would have me drinking for hours and loving every minute of it.”

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