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RATINGS: 763   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, tan head. Great retention. The aroma is a swirl of chocolate, and espresso with hints of vanilla and molasses. Full-bodied and very creamy with some carbonation, A "Touch" too much Dark fruit sweetness. Sweet chocolate and bitter coffee flavor. Well-balanced. Lengthy, burnt, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonRoller (391) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle, pours blackest ive seen in a beer with thick brown head. Looks great. Aroma is burnt coffee, dark chocolate, some raisin. Taste is full bodied with of dark chocolate, coffee, tar, some dried fruits. Really nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Had this along with Hunaphu and the Marshal was so delicious!! A smooth stout with a perfect balance of malts barley!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2011 Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. Appearance: Pours a thick motor oil black with a 1 finger creamy dark brown head. Some bubbles are huge and remind me of chocolate milk. This may be the thickest looking pour Iíve ever had. Very nice lacing. Smell: Chocolate, coffee, molasses, alcohol and a hint of wood. Taste: Dark roasted malt up front followed by molasses and chocolate in the middle and ending with citrusy hops and toasted malt with a nice alcohol bite at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and roasty. Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and quite viscous with a very low amount of carbonation. I was a bit worried about the carbonation because of previous reports of flat bottles, but my worries went away when I heard the carbonation escape as I cracked it open. Very smooth and creamy. Drinkability: High drinkability. Sit back, relax and enjoy this one slowly. Definitely a sipper but one that youíll enjoy to the last drop. Overall: Excellent beer overall. One of the better Russian Imperial Stouts on the market. Another fine offering from Cigar City.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very dark, syrupy black color with a light dark tan head. Heavy duty aromas of dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee beans, and a hint of sweetness. Analogous flavors. Heavily bodied but it goes down the gullet nice and smooth. This was a very impressive selection. A fine brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours black with fluffy tan head. Nose is chocolate, a bit of milky thing, chocolate ice cream, molasses. Taste is a ton of milk chocolate, toffee/caramel, plum, there's a dark fruity thing, espresso, a touch of dryness on the finish. Good, but I had really high hopes and wasn't blown away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2010
A solid imperial russian stout that doesnít do anything to stand out from the plethora of more easily available ones out there. Now the cedar-aged version is a different story altogether!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gbgbrouge (377) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Sampled at AIBF 2014. Dark dark brown, almost black with low beige head. Aroma heavy with notes of coffee, chocolate, syrup and spice. Taste is massive, a veritalbe explosion of notes...coffee, chocolate, liqorice, dried fruit, caramel....very thick almost chewy. A beer to enjoy slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2009
750 ml bottle at redlight redlight. Pours very dark with a nice tan head. Totally opaque. Warm, aromatic though subtle nose. Lots of coffee with a hint of sweet French vanilla. Very creamy on the palate. Roasty, full of lightly creamed coffee. Slight mocha flavor. The big alcohol notes are there but delicate and enhance without taking away. Cigar City is my boyfriend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours black with mocha head with a reddish tint on the edges. Nose of toasty malt and berry. Body is smooth and medium. Taste is sweet but weíll balanced with roasted malt. Some bitter dark chocolate in the finish.

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