bhensonb (11120) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jcwattsrugger (11086) - 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.
brokensail (10996) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kp (10886) - 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
Pinball (10853) - 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
rlgk (10847) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Tmoney99 (10712) - 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.
madsberg (10241) - SÝborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Tasted blind # 12 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Picth black coloured. Dense brown head. ARoma: Roast, sweetness, light spice, chocolate, coffee, light smoke. Flavour: Heavy roast, coffee, chocolate, smoke, sweetness, grass and vague herbs. Medium to full bodied. Roasty coffeeish bitterness in the end. Wow. Great.
Lubiere (10094) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9726) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.