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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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.


4.8
   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!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Great. Black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is smokey sweet syrupy. Lots of chocolate notes. Thick and sweet. Smokey nuts. Does this make you horny baby? No, really great sipping beer on a cold day.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (395) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Overall this is one of the best Non BA stouts I have ever had , glad I have more put back and will be tracking more down

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2009
When it comes to impy stouts I donít think they get much better. Is there any style these guys canít do? Phenomenal brew........a great sipper to watch the MNF game with tonight!!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maddog (400) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Jimmy from Jacksonville, Fl. What an incredibly delicious and complex imperial stout. The pour was jet black with a beautiful dark brown head. The aroma was that of roasted malts. The flavors were remarkably layered and complex with roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and molasses. One of the all time great stouts, this one certainly packed a wallop at 11%.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sjohnny (394) - - AUG 8, 2013
Draft into a snifter at the brewery. Malty fruity sweet aroma. Pours very dark with a thin dark tan head. Smooth and sweet. Date, molasses, cocoa, toffee, booze, velvet. Thick with a sticky sweet lasting finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Comes on a tiny bit hot, not much at all though and I get an initial splash of coffee and toffee. Vanilla slithers its way in after the toffee and it ends with probably my favorite finish of any beer yet. Absolutely incredible, a finish of dark chocolate covered cherries... a sort of dark chocolate black cherry flavor. The finish of this beer is so incredible, I have to say it probably is the best finish and aftertaste of any beer Iíve had, at least any stout hands down.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dctriman (59) - USA - NOV 18, 2013
Really an amazing beer. 2012 bottle. Much better than Hunahpuís in my opinion. Great mouthfeel and finish. Will get more.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Rating 1500 Bottle from 2011 Pitch black. A small dark brown head. Didn t see many brews this dark. Like a black oil, very siropy. What a bomb of chocolate and coffee. The roasted malts are bittering in the end, but nothing overwhelming. Better as hoped, even one of my favorites.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Very dark black pour with a dark tan head. Very roasty aromas, coffee, cocoa, even some toasted oak notes (even though it isnít barrel aged whoa), toffee, and caramel as well. Flavor is sweet roasted malt upfront with cocoa and molasses as well. Smooth and rich finish. So well balanced and complex. One of the best Imperial Stouts I have ever had. Thanks for sharing the CCB bottles Tyler!


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