hallinghansen (1686) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade. Pours black with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, cedar, Flavor is chocolate, coffee, cedar, vanilla, roast, burned caramel. Oily texture. Nice lacings.
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Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Black beer with a beigehead. Cedar, smokey, a bit dry, tar. roasted aroma. Burnt wood, sawdust, bitter, licorice, tar flavour with metallic notes.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with lasting brown head. Black malt, deep roast, dark fruit aromas. Full bodied with soft co2. Biitersweet dark chocolate flavors with dark fruits, deep roast, mild cedar, mild ash--very drinkable for such a big brew
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out the cedar above anything, drowning out anything else of the base memory, subtle aromas of smoked meat, pepper and light chocolate malts. Flavour is very pepper and herbally, with the pepper and shitloads of the cedar upfront, dominating everything. After a while, the impie stout characteristic reveal themselves even more, with some roast and chocolate... but the pepper and cedar completely dominate this thing. Solid, though very odd. Not sure the cedar goes well with any style, now having had this with both the the Jai Alai IPA and Marshal Zhukov.
ekoerper (574) - Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: chocolate, roast malts and coffee, caramel and sweet notes, firm but not overwhelming cedar. Pours inky black, brown head which dissipates to a lasting thin layer. Big chocolate flavor, lots of toffee, some vanilla, caramel, smooth roast profile, alcohol is well hidden, moderate bitterness, a good dose of cedar. Very full body, low-medium carbonation. Solid brew.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottling consumed 12/18/11.
crazy black with an unreal shade of orange at the edges and a creamy orange brown head.
a+f=tobacco, cedar, charcoal, spicy peppery hops, chocolate, light saltiness, tannic and dry-pulling at the cheeks and an ashy finish.
thick juicy and sticky but that tannic business keeps it very enjoyable. better than the original....nice. 8+/5/8+/5/17
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle via trade. The tasting group went above and beyond to get the whole Hunahpu’s lineup and a few Zhukov’s, as well. 2011 vintage, labeled "Humidor Imperial Stout". Pours an opaque cocoa brown color with a small brown head. The aroma is an absolute blast of cedar and tobacco, so much cedar that it overwhelms most other notes, but there is some roast and chocolate in there. The flavor is more subdued, with chocolate, tobacco, herbs, and roast in addition to the cedar. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Really unique imperial stout. Fun to share.
beernbourbon (1213) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at rediculous STL gathering. Thanks boys! Pour is pack with small brown head. Aroma is wicked loads of cedar with light roasted malt and faI t chocolate. Love it. Flavor is more roasty than aroma but still so smooth and delightful
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at EBF. I thought the regular Zhukov was already killer but this treatment really took it to new levels. Much like the standard Zhukov but with a tad bit more woody character and roasty character. Awesome beer.
Dunbar72 (129) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours black with a medium sized dark brown head. Ceder, tequila and pepper in the aroma. Tequila, pepper, ceder and licorice in the taste. Bitterness in the end.