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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6030) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Draught at All In Beer Fest 2014. Black with beige head. Sugary, caramelly roasted malt aroma, pretty strong liquorice character. Full bodied and soft, low to medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grubypawel (255) - - NOV 17, 2014
Tap@AIBF2014. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head. Lots of chocolate with hints of plum in the aroma. A medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gbgbrouge (344) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Sampled at AIBF 2014. Dark dark brown, almost black with low beige head. Aroma heavy with notes of coffee, chocolate, syrup and spice. Taste is massive, a veritalbe explosion of notes...coffee, chocolate, liqorice, dried fruit, caramel....very thick almost chewy. A beer to enjoy slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1751) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Tap @ All In Beer Fest, Gothenburg 141115. Roasted malty with coffee and liquorice, sweet, full body with an oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (1294) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
On tap at aibf2014. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with espresso coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy roasted malt with espresso coffee, chocolate and herbs. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (5162) - 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 (3602) - 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 (6145) - 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 (474) - 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

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