This is the Snobby Beer review of Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida. This massive beer clocks in at 11% ABV. They release this beer in the summer, knowing that it will peak during the cold winter months. Does it even get cold in Florida??
From the Cigar City 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 backstrap 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.
We brew and release Zhukov’s in the summer knowing that a beer of this heft reaches its full potential a few months after release. So save a bottle for the cold winter!”
Questions? Suggestions? Let me know what you think! Grab a beer and leave a comment.