bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kingdom Liquors. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a tiny tan head. Aroma of licorice, ink and soy sauce. Wildly sweet dark flavour with ink and roasted malt failing to balance the flavour.
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle-pour aggressively for a righ brown head that dissipates to a ring of bubbles with a color that resembles motor oil after 110k miles that sheets on the side of the glass. Aroma is rich dark malt/oat-anise/molasses/cocoa, earthy. Taste is rich double dark chocolate/anise-dark malt/oat, some acidic/earthy hops bite. Soft carbonation. Smooth.
thewolf (11440) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ CBC, 2012.
Pours pitch black with a medium creamy, dark brown head. Aroma has lots of sweetness, liqourice, fat dark chocolate, vinious, oaky, coffee, cocoa. Lovely. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet, cocoa, mild smoke, sugary, liqourice, vinious. Like many other "big" Imperial Stouts, it is just too sweet. Nice, coffee bitter finish though.
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
#12 at papsoeís blind tasting
pitch dark, smooth lacing brown head. very nice
roasted stuff, hops, faint licorice in the aroma
flavor is licorice, roasted grains, complex
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thick brown head, very creamy. In aroma, a pungent woody chocolate, grassy hops, coffee grids, interesting. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate with coffee and woody notes, murky, bitter and challenging, but overall, very nice. Bottle 1.5 years old from Tampa. Tasted with Pushkinnow, Spinrsx, Brews Phillips, CFrancis and Ian, Jan. 14 2011, Bartowel Ottawa gathering.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011
Name: Marshal Zhukovs
Date: December 11, 2009
Source: Tasting, ORF
Appearance: black, creamy tan head
Aroma: big roasted and dark chocolate aroma, touch of vanilla and licorice sweetness
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of roasted bitterness, big hop character, long bitter finish, light alcohol
Name: Marshal Zhukovs
Date: July 23, 2010
big roasted aroma, lots of dark chocolate,
Name: Marshal Zhukovs
Date: November 14, 2010
Score: 3.7 to 3.9
Appearance: black, fine brown head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, lots of dark fruits, light roasted, touch of dark chocolate, sweet licorice
Body: thick creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, sweet dark caramel and licorice, touch of fruityness, long bitter dark chocolate finish
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Nickls. Pours opaque with an average, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, burnt, dark fruit), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, prune, raisin, leather, and peat. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, burnt, dark fruit), average hops (herbal, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, wood, plum, prune, leather, and peat. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess and astringent with a dry finish.