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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Gregory Zhukov. Arguably one of World War IIís finest generals and a man bold enough to appreciate the rich, complex flavors of a beer brewed to fortify a body through the Russian winter. Like military geniuses, Russian Imperial Stouts reach their peak with a little age on them, so we release Marshal Zhukovís Russian Imperial Stout in sweltering August so that it will be at peak flavor come January or February. <P> Opaque black in color, the aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate, dark sweet toffee with hints of black strap molasses. The flavor starts with an unsweetened chocolate character and supporting notes of herbal dryness from English hop varietals. It then moves into dark toffee sweetness and closes with a slap of roasty espresso. Zhukovís Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia. Enjoy, comrade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (4833) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Draught at the AIBF 2014 no 1 cons 2014-11-14 GŲteborg AR: infused espresso, sugary, liqurice, vanilla AP: thick and black, wee stouthy dark brown head F: dark bitter black choclate, vanilla beans, home brewed coffey, sweet liqurice, sugary sweet mouthfell, caramel toffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3236) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Tap@aibf14. Black. Dark roasty salty licorice. Fullish body, light oily tho. Intensive. After the black though, this feel light. Awesome flavours anywho.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (5953) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Sampled at Allinbeerfest14 Black. Small beige head. Sweet and vinous aroma with dark chocolate and fudge. Soot and coffee in the flavour along with more chocolate and fudge. Rather sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asevillia (3) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
Keg at Bitter Phew in Sydney, Australia. This Imperial Stout was black, thick and heavy. A sipping beer. Strong stout aroma. Dark chocolate on the palate. Each sip lingered on the palate for a few minutes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (450) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle share. Aroma is coffee that leans towards licorice. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is dark and sweet with some licorice, molasses, and way dark malt with booze. Palate is dry and sweet darkness. Overall, a great stout. Bet it is fantastic barrel aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (487) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Draft at Vine and Barley Palm City - pours blacker than black with a tan head. Lots of dark chocolate and some dark fruit in th nose. The taste is very luscious. The chocolate is rich and fudgy. Some notes of dark fruit and a litte anise. This beer is amazeballs!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"Ho. Lee. Crap! This is what a russian stout should be! iíve had plenty o dark beers, this was easily THE darkest. just when you think there are only so many shades of black, this beer comes along. even tilting the glass, the edges were still near jet black (and my friend remarked there was a rainbow sheen like youíd see on a oil slick). it even sounded like oil glugging out of the bottle. Huge aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, hoppiness in the nose and flavor more as it warmed. licorice in there as well. Big all around, but a very complex brew. super thick, but not cloying, and less hot than the BORIS. an excellent sipper. perfect for a cold winter night, not one iíd probably ever have in the summer. this will be pretty high up there in-style and overall for me. one of the best new stouts iíve had in quite some time."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Taste from a bottle at a share. Very dark brown color. Little light brown head. Couple dots of lace. Bigger dark fruit, some molasses. Hints of dark chocolate, roast malt, little wet tobacco. Syrupy sweet taste, light bit of heat, lighter bitter. Medium to bigger body. Very light carbonation. Really slick and syrupy, pretty interesting texture, but a bit too sweet and lingery for me. Very flavorful, tasty, and interesting stuff, though. Fun to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle 8/12/14 courtesy of Ed. Pours. Beautiful, viscous black with thin deep mocha head. Aroma is soy sauce , teriyaki, roast, chocolate, dark fruit, raisin, molasses. Taste soy sauce, astringent dark malts, chocolate, hot alcohol astringency. Extremely disappointing. Not a great beer. Crazy oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Wow. Just wow! Rich and kinda boozy aroma. Super smooth and incredible flavor. So damn good!

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