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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Gregory Zhukov. Arguably one of World War II’s 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 Zhukov’s 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. Zhukov’s Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia. Enjoy, comrade.

cooplander's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
black color, tan head stains the glass, aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, flavors of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, marshmallows, booze, smooth fully body, lingering bitterness, great IS

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2169) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
Deep dark brown, almost black colour, moderate sized creamy brown head; aroma of soy sauce, dark chocolate, some coffee, dried cherry, ash and herbal notes; taste is the same with slight smokey notes; excellent imperial stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours rich coffee sable with a fair chocolate head. Aroma features roast malt, chocolate, molasses and quality coffee the way an imperial stout otter. Tastebud-blowing flavor delivers roasted and slightly charred malt, quality coffee, candy bar chocolate, molasses and even a hint of - bourbon? And this isn’t barrel aged! Viscous mouthfeel offers good fizz. One more off my bucket list. Salute the General.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djkatt (56) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2016
26.07.2016 - Bottle @ Himmeriget Served in snifter. Pours black with brown, lasting head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, burnt malt and alcohol. Taste mostly bitter with clear effect from the espresso mentioned by the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1706) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours an oily black with a tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, molasses, coffee and dark fruit aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Cocoa, molasses and roasty finish with a hint of booze. Bottle from 2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3453) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at home from Homer321 who sent me a very high caloritic box o beer. Jet black pour filmy head. Nose is roasted malt and cocoa. Tastes of rich chocolate, caramel, molasses, tobacco. Earth. Rich palate chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1048) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2016
The very dark brown body and opaque was impressive to look at, but the medium brown head was even more so, small and short lived as it was. The aroma was most reminiscent of toffee, with a strong caramel and molasses presence, not as much coffee or chocolate as I expected. The taste was more approachable than most IRS style beers, with lots of sweet chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, and smooth vanilla, and not too much astringency or acidity. The beer was easy to drink for a double digit ABV bruiser. The body was thick and soft in feel, and the alcohol warmth was well in check. This was a lovely stout, but not much to remember it by after it was gone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Pours black with about a finger of thick, deep tan head. Beautiful! Aroma of molasses, liquorice, figs and dates, espresso, chocolate. Taste is chocolate and fig sweet up front, followed by a rich, long, lingering espresso bitter finish. Rich and creamy body with velvety carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (7772) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle at Himmeriget. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, light roasted malt. Similar taste, also coffee and some nuts. Smooth and nicely balanced. I could drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2016
Flaske. Stort glas fra en venlig nordmand på himmeriget. 2014 årgang hvilket desværre var meget tydelig da øllen var blevet til en soya bombe. Duft af soya og lidt lakrids. Olieret og flot at se på med fin karbonering men smagen var desværre også gået over. Hvad man dog tydelig kunne fornemme var at dette er en øl der skal drikkes frisk og så har den i den grad potentialet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kayres (821) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Pours a thick black color with a thick dark tan head. Heavy full bodied smooth. Sweet velvety a bit of chocolate bitter. Smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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