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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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 16/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing todayís beers! APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, fruity, herbs. TASTE: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3384) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Traded bottle enjoyed in FL. Possibly the thickest looking beer I have ever poured. Seriously looked like used motor oil with a small ruby accent head. Big aroma of sweet and dark fruit, molasses and brown sugar. Huge flavor profile that covers espresso, tart cherries and sweet malt. No hint of the 11 ABV. Nice but big.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricoslim (116) - - AUG 10, 2014
One of the new bombers. Color was black, nice and thick. Aroma was strong of chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Some caramel came out as well in the taste. Looking forward to seeing how it ages.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (465) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle share. Aroma is coffee that leans towards licorice. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is dark and sweet with some licorice, molasses, and way dark malt with booze. Palate is dry and sweet darkness. Overall, a great stout. Bet it is fantastic barrel aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy (and one from a trade with daknole). Pours an inky black with a dark brown head. Aroma of cocoa, a lot of sweetness, chocolate, molasses, light mocha and alcohol. Taste is cocoa, chocolate (both dark and sweet), with a little bit of strong coffee to round it out. Creamy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Thanks to Kan for sharing this. Poured black with a dark tan head. Aroma was ash, smoke and bitter chocolate. Taste was the same, some smoke in the middle with chocolate and coffe, and a very dry finish. Quite dry overall with earthy hops and bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
On draft at Capones. Finished off Adrian the zorkís glass. Pours a clear black colour with a tan head. Flavourful aroma of espresso, malts, chocolate and nuts. Taste is of bitter chocolate, smoky espresso, sweet notes of molasses, dark fruits, and a nutty flavor. Very palatable with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshuahfl (47) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Thanks to bhensonb for sharing this. Pours pitch black. Roasty, smoky aroma with some chocolate and coffee Big dark chocolate flavor that finishes with roasted malt. Very smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Pours a viscous black with a deep tan spongy head. Aroma is dark malts, burnt sugars, molasses and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is slick and oily, but a touch thin. Flavor is deep roasted malts, sugars, some charred wood and then finishes with a string balancing hop bitterness. One is left with some anise flavors at the end. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
out of aa 750 ml. bottle. Pours very dark, light head, for over 9 percent it was smooth.

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