In keeping with the 750 ml label updates, it is Marshal Zhukov’s turn. Recently, news broke that Cigar City was releasing barrel aged editions of Big Sound Scotch Ale, and Hunahpu. There are barrel aged editions of Zhukov, perhaps soon.
This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to George 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 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.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft.
There is also a Jose Marti variation – this one aged on oak spirals. Tentatively slated for a Rare Beer Club offering only…
I wish to leave the world by its natural door; In my tomb of green leaves they are to carry me to die. Do not put me in the dark to die like a traitor; I am good, and like a good thing I will die with my face to the sun. – A Morir [To Die] (1894)
Style: American Porter