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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1914) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 A touch too syrupy, but the beer is very good overall. Actually, the deScription of the beer given on the bottle is pretty damn accurate. Lots of chocolate and espresso in the nose. The hops were a lot more noticeable than I expected, but that was a good thing and gave the beer an interesting dynamic. Definitely an interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1452) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle shared at Chicago RB tasting. Pour is coffee-like black with a thin brown head. Aroma is chocolate malt, molasses, brown sugar, light coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and a light woodiness. Flavor is huge silky chocolate malt with hints of coffee and cocoa. Also some light woodiness and vanilla. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (329) - norrtšlje, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle@Tastingsession. Apperance: Dark as coal with a creamy brown head. Aroma: Caramel, Chocolate, Roasted malts, Butterscotch. Flavor: Caramel, Roasted malts, Milk chocolate, Cocoa, Ripe fruit. Palate: Low carbonation and very high residual sweetness in this one. Smooth and robust. A good imperial stout that reminds me of 3F Dark Lord because of the big sweetness. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Black as night, mild tan head. Sticky tan lace gets summoned from the depths with each swirl. Leaves remnants of its presence in my glass which cannot simply be rinsed out with water: Zhukov requires a brush or sponge to remove.

Deep, roasty, caramelized grain hits my nose. Luscious, plenty of depth. Massive, yet silky body coats my mouth with every sip. Why can't all stouts copy this mouthfeel?

Brazenly roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of bitter coffee greet my palate. Toffee and molasses on the back end. Mild warmth as I swallow. An excellent example of a straightforward RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (237) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottled 07.12.13. Dark espresso, micro bubble head. Stains the glass. Earthly, rich dry chocolate. Syrup sweet. Very clean. Paper, lite alcohol if any. Hint of cherry licorice. Soft, velvet mouthful. Mild thickness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Aroma vanilla and soy sauce. Appearance dark brown with khaki head. Taste is a great balance between sweet vanilla, chocolate, and savory soy. Palate is creamy and smooth. Ends on a bitter note. This is basically a smoother expedition stout. Which is a GREAT thing in my opinion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2388) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
bottle from one of the beechner bros, canít remember which one this was from. pours jet black with a tan head that reduces to a nice cap. roasted malt, coffee, cigarettes, all mix together to sooth my feet after a long work Sunday. body is big, burly, but ultra smoove and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2556) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Dark black in color... Big mahogany head, aroma of coffee, smoke, roasted malts... Flavor is intensely smoky, coffee and tobacco notes... Really interesting, great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (7785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle saved form a cgarvie bash - cheers Craig! Pours jet black, thin brown head. Heady boozy apple aromas, but also toffee and treacle. Taste has tar, leather maybe, coffee, but milky. Oily texture. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2906) - 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.

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