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RATINGS: 745   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 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Bottle. Pours a thick dark black with an espresso colored head. Aroma is dark cherries, espresso, black licorice, roasted malts, burnt sugar and hints of alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee. Getting hints of licorice and dark cherries and roasted/smoked malts. On the palate the beer provides a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, lingering roasted coffee at the end. Nice carbonation, definitely not syrupy at all. Impressive beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2011 batch. Dark-ass head. Sweet mollasess, coffee, toffee, and chocolate with notes of soy sauce and tobacco. Overall a tangy flavor. Super viscous. The flavors are not quite in harmony I believe, not as smoothly working in junction as a Speedway Stout or Brunch Weasel. For my taste, Iím not huge on mollasses nor soy sauce flavors, and itís a bit too sweet. Pretty good, but some age (at least 2 years) would do wonders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2009
On tap at Caponeís. Pours black with a thick tan head. Has a smell of coffee. Has a coffee and toasted malt taste. Not bad but nothing special

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grubypawel (310) - - NOV 17, 2014
Tap@AIBF2014. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head. Lots of chocolate with hints of plum in the aroma. A medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pitch black body with a reddish brown head that dissipated towards the end. Slightly roasted malts and strong unsweetened chocolate. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Dkachur. Poured a heavy dark oil dark with a light tan head. Aroma is heavy on dark fruit with some light sourness. This is really heavy bodied, much like a syrup. Taste is heavy on the chocolate, oak, dark fruit, raisins. Very well balanced but nonetheless ballsy stout. Get this if you like imperial stouts at all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2010
If there was a mouth feel category in rate beer this would be a hundred and twenty. Please drink this with a glass of water. It is slighty sweet with a dark Carmelle. The malt is nicely roasted. the flavor is soooo...... long with a slight chocolate and a nicenhoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
HUGE! pours nearly opaque black, brown head. Now almost all RISs have aroma and flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, deep roasted grains molasses, licorice, etc, this one is no different,. In my opinion, what seperates the truly great ones is the balance and amount of such flavors and aromas. MZ nailsit!!!!!! This is right up there with 3 Floydís Dark Lord and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Excellent- flavor and aroma is just bursting out my glass!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Wow. This is one big, flavorful imperial stout. Thanks to Daniel for this one. Pours jet black with minimal head. Aromas of espresso and chocolate. Blast of chocolate flowed by a touch of bitterness. Finishes with bittersweet chocolate. An instant favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2014
750ml Vintage bottle shared - pours black with a tan head, rich yet dry chocolate, earthy black strap, barbecue sauce, complex and lasting flavors, chewy and thick mouthfeel, what a delicious treat.

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