jtclockwork (10264) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of cherry, oak, vanilla and roast chocolate. Medium body.
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to a great friend! Nearly black pour, brown head. Incredibly roasty, charred, and bitter aroma. Flavor is very roasty, slightly bitter, ashy, espresso beans. Interesting, but not my favorite Zhukov.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler… Pours pitch black with a small, bubbly, brown head. The aromatics are of chocolate and fudge flanked by traces of clove, fig, dried plum and date. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty with layers of dried dark fruits, clove and dry vintage port. Finishes chocolaty and lightly spicy, then a touch flat and mundane. Very nice overall. Growler courtesy of Tony!
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. Older 32oz growler. Black color. Ring of tan head. Dots of lace. Good dark chocolate. Coffee, some oak. Bigger body. Good chewiness. Light dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Very impressive, enjoyable imperial stout.
Ferris (6782) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler - Cherry, vanilla, chocolate and lots of sweetness. Jet black with a small light brown head. Dark roast, light coffee bitterness and a long finish. Nice.
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9/27/11. Growler thanks to Adam! Pitch black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma of smoke, char, and coffee, but there’s also an astringent/medicinal aspect as well. Sweet malty flavor at first with plenty of char and ash, a bit of tartness, and a touch of medicine as well.
markwise (4605) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Cigar City. Pours a dark obsidian color with a small off-tan head. Nose is roast, earth, espresso, black coffee, and hints of licorice and small cocoa. Flavor is amazing- espresso, black coffee, roast, earth, and hints of char. Unsweet cocoa, and unsweet dark chocolate also pervade the beer. For what it is- second runnings of Zhukov fermented with a saison yeast, this beer is outstanding and unique in every aspect- from the roast presence to the color to the dry roasty and earthy finish.
burg326 (4314) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 ounce growler, poured jet black with very little head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, cloves, citrus, and some coffee. Very unique taste, lots of bitter coffee, touch of citrus, and campfire ash. Light on the palate, not as sludgy as the normal treatment, interesting experience.
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
medium brown with a light tan head, watery but its a touch old... smells pretty nice, cocoa nib brownies... the taste is boring, muted sweetness, light chalky yeast on the back... meh
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
32oz typical ccb medicine jar growler fill. courtesy of a another generous floridian for passing this along for others to try... pours semi-dark stouty hue, although it’s apparent that the consistency isn’t up to the normal zhukov standard and can also be attributed to the fact that it is a second running. lesser intense edges reveal a deeper shade of maroon. the head is skimpy yielding a thin film of bubbly soapy light tan head... aroma has that characteristic char that the base beer is known and relished for while then exhibiting lesser amounts of ash and what resembles a fruitier nature from the yeast profile... flavors promote more of that char and fruity foreign yeast qualities, rendering almost a sour-like bitter tinge late in the profile. body is a little thinned out and the carbonation is light. interesting experiment and what amounts to, at least to me, the weakest of the zhukov variants thus far. the yeast really takes away from its pure essence.