Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout.
From the Cigar City Brewing website: “This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy 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 blackstrap molasses. The English hop varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso. Pair Marshal Zhukov’s with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours jet black with a few dark brown bubbles and nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, espresso, dark fruits, vanilla and toffee.
Taste: Sweet chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, molasses, espresso, dark fruits with slight toffee and vanilla flavors.
Overall: Thick, smooth and creamy, Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout is excellent. This 11% ABV beast is well worth picking up if you can locate it next time it comes around.
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