Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push (Cigar City Brewing)

This imperial Stout is a masterfully balanced blend of dark chocolate, tobacco, figs and leather. There is a dark brown to nearly blackish coloration for this beer with a small amount of tan head that pours on the top of a glass. Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push invites individuals in with a sweet nose and an initial sip will yield hints of coffee and caramel. Cigar City has hidden the alcohol bite well here, ensuring that this brew flows like water. There is a certain depth to Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push that will yield a number of twists and turns as the brew continues to warm to room temperature. I believe that the inclusion of coffee and vanilla to this beer adds considerable depth to an already complex offering. Continue reading “Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate Push (Cigar City Brewing)”