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RATINGS: 700   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle at Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Thanks again to Ruth for getting this in Florida. Black as hell. Big lasting tan head. Oily poiur. Pure espresso and dark choc on aroma. Not hot. Lots and lots of intense bitter choc and coffee. So you would expect me to like it. And it is good, very decent, but without that wow factor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2011
75cl Bottle. Thanks to Hallinghansen. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings.Roasted nose and flavor with notes of soy, charcial and fruit. Smooth and chewy. Phat. Really delicious!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle at home - Thanks to Thomas. Pitch blach - brown head. Burned, cocoe, fruity, coffee, nice bitterness, coffee, nice bitterness, high burned, high bitter burned, red berries,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle from Tarheels86 at DC tasting. Black color with a tan head and no lacing. Aroma of Irish coffee,with notes of vanilla. Flavor has citrus, burnt espresso, bitter chocolate, and a slight sourness. Thick and chewy body. One of the best beers of the tasting.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2012
CBC. Black with a very dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. Very oily. 120512

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
(750ml bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of cedar, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, and toffee. Flavor of chocolate, cedar, roasted malt, coffee, and nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
75cl bottle, thanks tarheels86. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate, earthy/grapefruit. Smooth medium-full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: You canít get much prettier than this beer. A thick, black motor oil like pour with a surprising amount of mocha colored foam. S: Pretty standard RIS aromas coming out of this one: coffee, bitter chocolate, licorice, and some dark fruits. T: The chocolate is the most prominent flavor coming out of this beer. The coffee and roasted malt provide a bit of contrast and bitterness. M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. A nice viscosity to it. D: Not a bad beer. I guess my expectations were a bit high for this one, but the flavors were a bit underwhelming, unfortunately. Still a good RIS, but not the best.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11551) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sštila 2012-07-07. Vanilla and chocolate aroma, chocolate, cocoa, figs, raisins, peat notes, hops, grass notes, some wood. Hoppy roasted flavor, tar, peat, smoked, salty, dark chocolate, cocoa, raisins, woody, dry, ash, really bitter. Oily and full bodied, and with chocolate finish, tar, cocoa, figs and tar. Quite a challenge, but a lovely beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Above and beyond. Pours black with a really dark tan head. Aroma is celery. Go figure. More than full bodied. Mild carbonation. Flavor is very dark burnt malt, coffee, light chocolate. Finishes less than dry, but very, very delicious. Smooth.


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