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RATINGS: 695   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to fitz! Pours black with a deep tan to brown head. Aroma is dark fruits and raisin, some cocoa and roast but lots of fruitiness, coffee as well. Flavor starts sweet with some cocoa powder, quickly picking up those dark fruits and plum notes, some black cherry pie, finishing back at cocoa notes. Full sticky body and a soft carbonation. Very nice


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1708) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
November 14, 2014. On tap at All in Beer Fest. Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, salty licorice. Taste is medium sweet up front, bitter dark chocolate, salty licorice and soy in the finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (294) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black, thick with a thick creamy dark mocha head. God damn, she got dem looks! Aromas of grounded coffee beans, toffee, fudge, some roast, sweet licorice. Taste is coffee beans, salmiak licorice, dark bitter chocolate, woody notes, fudge. Thick body, low carbonation. Fuck.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (452) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2014
75cl Bottle from trade with Matt! Pours the classic beautiful pitch black with a dense, almost reddish brown head, that grows slowly when poured. Aroma has lots of sweet and roasted malts, savory, salmiak licorice and dark chocolate. Taste is nice with a lot of sweet and licorice dry/bitter notes up front, turning more roasty and licorice. Some toffee sweetness, and some hard roasted espresso. Slight coffee fruit as well. Lovely full body and medium carbonation. The body and appearance is extremely nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle from trade with Matt. Thanks man! Pours pitch bleach with a nice espresso brown head. Easy 5! Aroma is huge with lots of chocolate, cocoa, coffee powder, vanilla, toffee, fudge and some sweet liquorice. Also some roast in there. Really really enjoyable nose on this one! The taste is just smooth and has a nice balance! liquorice, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, dark caramel and a rather savory end. This is one of those beers which is just balanced and killah tasty, has the looks and has the body! But as a base for Hunahpu - What did you expect? Ofcourse itís a killah!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (896) - SaltsjŲ-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate and espresso with some syrup. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, slight alcohol burn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5625) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Draught at All In Beer Fest 2014. Black with beige head. Sugary, caramelly roasted malt aroma, pretty strong liquorice character. Full bodied and soft, low to medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grubypawel (77) - - NOV 17, 2014
Tap@AIBF2014. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head. Lots of chocolate with hints of plum in the aroma. A medium bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gbgbrouge (146) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1140) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Tap @ All In Beer Fest, Gothenburg 141115. Roasted malty with coffee and liquorice, sweet, full body with an oily texture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (719) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
On tap at aibf2014. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with espresso coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy roasted malt with espresso coffee, chocolate and herbs. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.


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