This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II, and to the double envelopment maneuver he utilized to trap the German army at the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. Like two phalanges of troops, the two versions of Marshal Zhukov's aged in Rum and Sherry barrels unite to create a complex and nearly impenetrable Imperial Stout of epic proportions.
Oak presents itself assertively on the nose, mingling with cacao, molasses and fresh ground espresso. Aging in rum and sherry barrels introduces spicy texture and cherry, vanilla and toffee notes to the base beer's profile of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and tobacco. Wood-forward, sweet and remarkably complex. Show Less