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RATINGS: 654   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Excellent "entry-level" imperial from Cigar City. Since there is no chance in hell I will probably ever get a hold of the Hunahpus, unless I move to Tampa, I will settle for Zhukov. Hell, Zhukov is no joke either! Quite oily and thick; obviously a malt monster. I donít think it does anything better or worse than comparable imperials on the market. Nice treat on a what is finally a cold winterís night on our messed up globe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (934) - , Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 bomber recíd from markwise in trade. aged for 2.5 years. perfect 5 for appearance - darkest motor oil black with minimal to no head. also perfect 5 for palate - sludgy fudge thickness. this stuff literally sticks to the side of the glass. aroma - I am not getting much and it isnít the best for an impy stout - a little funk sour smell with some lactose. Taste is smoothest of smooth.. zero carbonation. deep dark roasted coffee/malts but very smooth the negative is a slight sourness on back end - why is that there? wonder if the 2.5 years added the sourness?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle kindly shared by GodOfThunder. Pours sludgy black with a brown head. Nose is chocolate, spicy, some dark fruits. Roasty flavor, dark chocolate, a touch acrid, coffee, some dark fruits. Thick, smooth, nice medium-low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, black color with a sweet vinous, brandy aroma, flavors of coffee, licorice, hops, woody, smoke and whisky

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is brown to black in color with a beige colored head. The smell is roasty, malts, nuts, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is roasty, alcohol, coffee, malts, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 On tap at Caponeís. Black color with tome carbonation but a short lived head. Aroma was chocolate, coffee malty heavy finish. Not really any surprises here, but is a very good impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle shared by bhensonb. This dark brown ale poured with a thin tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a very rich dark chocolate and burnt malt flavor, reflecting a typical but really good imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2009
really solid beer. great aroma with flavor of coffee and dark chocolate. if though with the high alcohol content, the alcohol is hidden very well. medium palate and the taste exuberant all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, roast, chocolate, smoked malts, anise, some vanilla, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of roast, bitter dark chocolate, burnt wood, tobacco, coffee, dark fruits, and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (309) - 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

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