Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push

06
Apr
2017

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push

Just Tapped Tasting – Episode 108

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push

  • Brewery: Cigar City Brewing
  • Beer: Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push
  • Style: Imperial Stout
  • ABV: 11.5%
  • Location: Tampa, FL

Geographic Relation

In sunny, and really hot, Tampa, FL just outside of where the owners of The Wilky grew up.

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate PushBrewery History

Opened in 2007, been a hit in the world of craft beer ever since.

Historical / Style Relevance

  • Penultimate Push
    • This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II. Specifically, it is dedicated to the push by Zhukov’s 1st Belorussian Front of the Red Army through the German-occupied territory of East Prussia in early 1945, setting the stage for the Red Army’s final maneuver into Berlin to end the war. Fresh roasted coffee beans along with vanilla and cacao nibs have been added to this juggernaut of an imperial stout, the only style of beer bold and strong enough to share it’s name with The Marshal himself. (Brewery)
  • Standard
    • 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. (Brewery)

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate PushTasting Notes

Aromas of fresh-ground espresso beans, vanilla and alcohol spiciness dominate the nose in this imposing Imperial Stout. The palate finds strong flavors of fudge, coffee, penuche, and raisin pudding balanced by moderate carbonation and assertive German hop flavor and bitterness, while the sweetness of vanilla and cacao rounds out the beer’s long finish. (Brewery)
Coffee beans, cacao nibs, vanilla

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