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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1893) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Very hot which makes sense. Bourbon, toffee, dark dark chocolate, some woodiness, a little creamy. Nice, but not sure it's worth the fuss. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dexter1 (18) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Slightly thick and syrupy. Chocolate, toffee and molasses. A bit of a metallic aftertaste. Got it on draft at cigar city tasting room!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (477) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Overall this is one of the best Non BA stouts I have ever had , glad I have more put back and will be tracking more down

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1631) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Shared bottle with a friend. Poured a dark Black colour with a Nice small tanned head. Lot of roasted malts, dark cacao, molasses, chocolate soaked raisins, caramel, sweet chocolate, maple syrup, nuts. Very Nice beer! Would love to try the BA version from el catador 2 release

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2013 bottle. pours black with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate and espresso. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, slight alcohol burn. This is a really thick, syrupy beer. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3317) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Traded bottle enjoyed in FL. Possibly the thickest looking beer I have ever poured. Seriously looked like used motor oil with a small ruby accent head. Big aroma of sweet and dark fruit, molasses and brown sugar. Huge flavor profile that covers espresso, tart cherries and sweet malt. No hint of the 11 ABV. Nice but big.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing todayís beers! APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, fruity, herbs. TASTE: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Rustbrown head, fast gone over jet-black beer. Black ŗnd sweet chocolate, some unidentifiable, but really nice green herbs, and... tobacco? Jacket potato, earthy, chocolate, felt, alcohol & fusels. Seriously complex. Alcoholburn≤, utterly well-bodied and viscous. Talk about Imperial - impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4844) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks! Spare rocky dark head. Pitchblack. Rediculously thick beer, molasses, nutty, burnt, roasted, bitter, leather, faint earth, wood, charcoal, very bitter, very heavy roast, thick dark berries syrup. Crazily thick beer, very interesting, bit too much roast for me personally but wonderful all the same. Thick, creamy molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (567) - - JUL 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a true black with a dark tan head that creeps to the edge of the glass, moderate lacing. Aroma is complex, deep and rich: chocolate malt, roast, toffee sweetness. Flavor is large and in charge: chocolate notes come through the intense and balanced RIS flavors. Alcohol is well masked - this is 11.5%? Viscous as oil. Delicious. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting).

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