dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hunaphuís release. Very much like the regular Zukhov but with that boozy bourbon kick to it. Though the flavor/aroma is boozy it isnít entirely tough to drink. Itís a one and done type deal. You couldnít drink this everyday.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Hunahpuís release.
Pours near black with a very thin mocha head that recedes quickly with some pretty good legs. The nose is fairly strong bourbon along with chocolate, coffee, roast, and a bit of booze. Taste melds the original beerís character with bourbon quite well. Feel is pretty thick with some booze. Not as good as the BA versions of Hunahpuís bit still quite tasty.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-08-2010
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Listed as Four Roses Zukhov, on tap at Hunahpu 2011. Pours a rich deep black, sweet bourbon aroma, sweet vanilla, extremely drinkable. Nice
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Comes as "Cigar City Four Roses Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout". Pours pitch, pitch black with a tiny brown head. Hard roast in the nose but the sweet vanilla notes dominate - brown licorice allsorts. Very solid body, hardly any carbonation, pours thick and syrupy - motormoil almost. Again sweet Bourbon notes, vanilla and dark fruits. Some alcohol heat in the finish. 270411
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hunahpu 2011. The "4 Roses Zhukov" as it is known poured an ink black with a menacing, thin, Martian red head. Aroma is quite nice: buttery, soft bourbon, spicy oak, lightest red apples come out of the nose hinting at oxidation. Really a soft and muted nose that really rewards you if you spend time with it. Taste is very soft, buttery, oily, roasty with a decent amount of rich coffee. Spicy on the palate at first as well as oily and buttery. But after awhile it gets a little bit papery and cardboardy, reminding me this is a Zhukov treatment. Probably the best beer on tap at the festival, though I missed on on Jolly Guava since the hype around that beer was so ridiculous.
Sammy (7031) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cigar City Takes NYC event at Rattle íNí Hum. on Tap.This thick mouthfeel, with bourbon aromas. Still very good, but you must like bourbon.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CC. Nose is huge with barrel wood and lingering humidor scent, along with roasted malts. Flavor is as big as the nose, wood notes infuse the flavor from beginning to end, also roast coffee and malts. Perhaps the most noticeably barrel-aged beer Iíve ever tried. Definitely interesting, but too overpowering to drink a lot of.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thick motor oil looking pour. Completely opaque with a dark tan head. Chocolate and coffee on the nose. Roasted malt. Flavor is intense milk chocoalte and vanilla. Bourbon throughout. Smoky finish. Decent imperial.
Ungstrup (26217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled . A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, bourbon, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, wood, and bourbon, leading to a dry roasted, woody finish.
Fin (6178) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Craig at Jan & Charlottes 09.04.11 cheers Jan & Charlotte Pours black with a brown head and with oil slicks lacing steadily down the inside of the glass. The aroma is straightforward it is bourbon. Flavours of smooth dark chocolate, with a smooth coffee roastedness. Really warming beer from the alcohol but this side of it came across as a bit harsh. Well crafted Iím sure but not totally my thing. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7