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RATINGS: 659   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (732) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a deep dark thick black color. Chocolate, roasty, sweet aroma. Thick, chocolatey, roasty, coffe, caramel, toasty and some light dark fruit character in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (876) - Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle - pours pitch with some lovely dark chocolate head. Quite sweet with some bitter notes at the finish. Aroma is sweet toffee, molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Fabulous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Fort Lauderdale. Pours black with an inch of thick khaki head. Slight chocolate note on the nose. Big, massive chocolate and raisin on the tongue. Finishes lingers a bit. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours very dark, almost pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is big coffee, espresso, caramel, some chocolate, molasses and alcohol. Later on some red fruits too. Flavour is very sweet and moderate bitter. Lots of coffee again. Molasses too. Great thick texture. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (847) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Black with tiny tan head. Chocolate and roast, fairy sweet with a bit of dark fruitreally nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1997) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Dark Opqaue Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head, Some Lacing S: Dark Mildly Smokey Malts, Bourbon T: Bourbon, Espresso, Chocolate, Mildly Roasted Malts M: Decent Carbonation, Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey, Mild boozy Overall, a really solid but full bodied bourbon RIS, a must if you like the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma of deep roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and peated notes. Taste is smooth, big and tasty with chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt and some warming notes. Fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1518) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle Huge thanks to Homer..Pour is thick dark black with a dark tan head that lasts..Nose is nutty, chocolate, earth, burnt wood, roast, alcohol...Taste is Chocolate, spice, coffee, burnt caramel, ash, vanilla, brownie, light dryness with chewy chocolate, licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (1689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap. Pours black with a slight rsn head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of coffee with cream and vanilla. Flavors of dark chocolate, chalk, espresso, and heavily roasted malts. Smooth and well balanced. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bomber via UD beernut! Many thanks Art! This really helped ease my back into a state of quasi-normalcy after an on again off again chainsaw extravaganza of firewood collecting on my property. Pours dark as night and twice as ugly to paraphrase two movie quotes. Lovely growing dark head that marks foreboding advance of a relentless beer. Nose of espresso and molasses. Body even large examples of same with mixed twisted caramel that undulates all about the mouth. I giggle that they recommend that you pair this with food. I had some cheese on saltines on the side....and that helped keep me lucid thru the movie break. I almost got a fork since the body was so big and relentless.

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