tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Just wow! Rich and kinda boozy aroma. Super smooth and incredible flavor. So damn good!
LuckyDog (614) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet imperial stout. Not one of my favorite style, but a very good example of the style.
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/11/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible imperial stout. All around awesome complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An incredibly amazing offering.
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Sybarite Pig poured into a goblety tulip (don't know what to call it).
Opaque black with a creamy coffee-colored head. Mild aromas don't give off a fair warning of the deliciousness to come.
Very light carbonation accompanies a medium body with a well-balanced malty sweetness. Raisin, coffee, and hints of chocolate.
Smooth the whole way through. I was in the right place at the right time to get this pour.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dr_Fellini (792) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a brown creamy head. Aroma is sweet, boozy, molasses, vanilla. Flavor is just as potent, boozy molasses sweetness, vanilla, roasted malts. Thick creamy mouth fell. Delicious.
sloshgator (544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout is quite possibly the best beer ever in this category. Very dark pour with a dark (almost black) foamy head emits the aroma of sweet coffee and chocolate. Taste is extremely complex for this style -- chocolate, coffee with hints of cherry and stone fruit. Surprisingly smooth for such a high ABV. Savor every sip. Whatís not to like? Marshal Zhukov is great.
shanoknowsfood (67) - Hawaii, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ Whole Foods, Sarasota, FL. Sorry, i know this is a low rating but, i do not like the taste of coffee, and this beer does nothing to hide it.
At $12.49 a bottle, it was a little bit too much for me. They obviously made a great quality product here, but it just does not suit my taste.
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite "Russian" Imperial Stout. Iíve always thought of the Russians as more pure and unadulterated than "American" Imperial Stouts, which I think of as stuff like FBS and BA stouts. Anyways, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasty chocolate and caramel. Taste is roasty with lots of sweet chocolate. Alcohol is there but hidden very nicely. Thick mouthfeel, but not too much. Love this beer.
lapalou (24) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The base for Hunaphu, is itself a fantastic beer. Dark thick pour, notes of chocolate and slight expresso. Really smooth and drinkable at this abv. The 2014 version is excellent although the bottles went from bombers to 22s. Interested to let this one sit for a few months.