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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Had this along with Hunaphu and the Marshal was so delicious!! A smooth stout with a perfect balance of malts barley!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricoslim (116) - - AUG 10, 2014
One of the new bombers. Color was black, nice and thick. Aroma was strong of chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Some caramel came out as well in the taste. Looking forward to seeing how it ages.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1044) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Enjoyed a snifter glass of the beer at the brewpub in Tampa. The beer had a black color with a thicker, oily appearance, and a good-sized creamy dark tan head with good retention, and excellent lacing and cling. Its aroma had stronger notes of chocolate, coffee, and toffee, along with lighter notes of caramel, molasses, and licorice. The taste was a sweet-bitter blend with strongest flavors of roasty chocolate and coffee, along with lighter toffee, caramel, and molasses notes. It was a very dry, thinner, and highly alcoholic beer with a lighter mouthfeel and body and average carbonation. A good beer, but definitely better suited for the winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1909) - 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 (482) - 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 (1903) - 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 (3334) - 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 (2493) - 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.

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