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
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle. Pours pitch black and dark brown head. Aroma is dark malty, liqourice and whisky. Dark malty and whisky. Smooth malty and dark roasted malty. Smooth and dark malty into the far finish.
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old tasting note from first Hunahpu release. I liked the Zhukovís bourbon/brandy more than the Hunahpuís - though I donít have a lot of info (long day of drinking) - 8.0
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big Chocolate and dark coffee aroma. Nice dark roasty malt flavor mixed with a good amount of hops. This was a big huge thick dark back brew. Lots of bourbon and oak flavoring in the body and finish. Lots of alcohol . Very tasty one of the best.
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, 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.
Papsoe (25094) - 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
Sammy (8094) - 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.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the faintest hint of lighter color when held to a light source. Two finger thick frothy dark chocolate coffee colored head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet bourbon aroma with a lot of earthy oak and subtle hints of vanilla which are a nice balance to the very roasty chocolate malt notes. Subtle hops along with roasted coffee and toffee.
Chewy medium body that is only the fuller end of the spectrum with a lot of tight carbonation, possibly over carbed with a lot of intense roasty flavor up from that dominates and lingers throughout into a bone dry finish. Hints of chocolate malt and toffee but this beer is all about the roasted notes. The bourbon presence is faint with subtle sweet alcohol heat, vanilla and oak. The chocolate notes are more prominent as it warms. Decent but a bit too roasty for my liking.