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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with reddish tan head. Nose of chocolate, bourbon, coffee and rye. Taste of chocolate, mocha, coffee, vanilla, toffee, espresso, molasses and slight chili pepper. World class stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
750mL bottle, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of rich chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and some burnt caramel. Flavour is extremely rich and complex, with burnt caramel, roasted malt, dark toffee sweetness, some chocolate, and dark fruits (cherries and raspberries). The fruits and toffee sweetness linger. Very rich and deep, with medium-to-high sweetness without cloying too much, velvety, viscous and smooth. Superior to Hunahpuís, with all the complexity showing here (the chilis take this away in Hunahpuís, but do cut the cloying sweetness). A rich, decadent impy, that could only be improved by cutting down on the sweetness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14077) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14074) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle @ home as my 9000th rating. Opaque pitch black color, full sized dark brown head that lasts for quite some time. Aroma is malts, dark malts, some caramel, wood, a touch of liquor. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly liquorice, roast, initially lightly espresso, espresso roast in the finish, bitter, dark chocolate, lightly dry aftertaste with a good espresso roast and dark chocolate bitterness. Silky texture, medium to full body, suitable carbonation. A lovely roasty celebration for my 9000th rating!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13231) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12687) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate and nice cocoa. Jet brown with a brown head. Sweet dark chocolate, syrupy and a a nice sweet finish. Balanced nice sweetness and a rich body.


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