sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Daknole for hooking Moejuck up with this. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, chocolate, rich malts, coffee some slight oak. Flavor, smooth dark chocolate, earthy bitterness, some slight oak and vanilla notes behind a nice roasted/citrus bitterness. Very good.
BMan1113VR (7770) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L growler thanks to mar, via a trade with Daknole. Pours with a deep black body and a quick to fade deep brown head. Inks the glass. Aroma of brown sugar, chocolate, currants, light scotch, vanilla, nuts and caramel. Taste is a bit bitter with dark chocolate, hops, earth, caramel and milk chocolate. Syrupy mouthfeel. I wanted to love this, but don’t find it much more amazing than the regular Zhukov. Glad Dakine is moving closer.
JW77 (22) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 Black and viscous, dark as night. Pours with a wonderful mocha head. There is some great head retention on this beer. This beer is so chocolaty and fudgy with a hit of super smooth whisky on the front of the palate and then comes that blast of fresh hops in the back. What a awesome beer it is, so damn good. Great beer to send off a good friend with.
MeadMe (1207) - Riverview, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours deep deep dark black with a nice tall evil mocha colored head. Awesome retention. When you are done it looks as though a lace gernade went off in your glass. Yep it’s a CCB stout.
S: Lots of roast with bold notes of chocolate. More mild tones of oak, and green hops.
T: I like the way this one came out. The wonderful flavors of the base Zhukov’s remain. The oak seems to blend nicely with mild whiskey. There is a nice blast of hop bitterness on the backend.
M: Full in body, smooth, with a nice hoppy finish.
D: Good. It is a tasty beer and a fitting treat to send Dak off to Arizona.
daknole (8328) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 Black as night. Dark brown head. Aroma is loaded with fudge, whiskey, bright hops, and oak. Flavor is fudgetastic with a nice edgy fresh hop and whiskey flavor. Remarkably smooth for 11.5%!! wow