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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 II’s 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 Zhukov’s 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. Zhukov’s Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia. Enjoy, comrade.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1142) - , Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 bomber rec’d 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 isn’t 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?


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1541) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2016
dense brown head. black colour. aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, bit nutty, molasses. taste like aroma, salty, lots and lots of liquorice, some molasses sweetness, hint of sourness from an espresso shot, with a long ashy soft bitter finish. pours thick as motoroil, very dense veveltty mouthfeel, soft carbonation, dry finish. bottle 2013 version

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Jet black pour with a thin espresso head. Aroma has a little roast and hints of chocolate. Lots of lace. Flavor hits on all the traditional RIS notes you want. Raisin, espresso and some dried fruit. Pretty sweet at first and some alcohol heat in the throat. A little metallic. Dry finish, slightly astringent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Apache (63) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Thin tan head, viscous mouthfeel. Taste is dark fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (875) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
Une véritable huile à moteur se verse dans le verre et forme une mousse brune très timide qui s’estompe rapidement. Des effluves fortement alcoolisés raflent les arômes secondaires de chocolat noir, de pâte d’amandes et de mélasse. Tout est assez extrême en bouche : le niveau d’alcool, le sucre résiduel, l’amertume, etc. C’est lourd et c’est à boire en parcimonie mettons. Je ne dis pas que c’est mauvais, les saveurs sont bien distinctes et j’ai bien aimé, mais c’est intense!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (340) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Black pour, nice trick tan head. N: roasted malts. Rally old school well made stout. Slightly fruity, dry licorice and dark chocolate. T: wow! Creamy mouthfeel initially.! Tastes great. Full dessert style.. Dark chocolate cake, roasted malts. Aftertaste is lingering. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (608) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Tasted on draft. Huge complex beer. Aroma and flavors of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Exceptional beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Pours viscous, jet black with a little brown head which soon disappears. Aroma is cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, roast malts. Taste is cinnamon spices, coffee, molasses, cocoa, chocolate, caramelised sugar, slight roastiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1095) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2016
Review from memory, beer shared with friends a year ago. Thick oily pour, tall espresso head with poor retention. Lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee in the taste and aroma. An excellent RIS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (727) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 19, 2016
750 mml bottle tasted on the 12/01/2016. This one supposed to be my last beer in the Copenhagen trip...but the Marshall Zhukov inspired me to have another one or two battles...or bottles. Opaque black color with black molasses and coffee. Flavour is strong with molasses, coffee and dark chocolate. Aftertaste is dry and alcohol. Next one please!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (5094) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle.Pitch black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is roasted of dark coffee and chocolate light fruity of dark dried fruits and strong oliy texture with of wood and cocoa aswell good full body and strong finish.


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