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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Imperial Stout is dedicated to George Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World war II. Opaque black in color, with notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of black strap molasses. The English hop varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso. Pair Marshal Zhukov with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia.

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4.1
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
Courtesy of Dave

Growler: The aroma consists of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and espresso. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with almost no head and lots of legs on yje sides of the glass. The flavor starts with lots of chocolate and caramel. The finish has moderate bourvon, coffee, and vanilla. Full bodied with minimal carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeelm

4.2
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011

Handbottle @ UK-SCO Tasting in Ulfborg.

[ Courtesy of cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark black color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige to light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light coffee, cedar - wood, alcohol - bourbon, licorice notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110409]

3.7
Fin (10539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
Bottle from Craig at Jan & Charlottes 09.04.11 cheers Jan & Charlotte Pours black with a brown head and with oil slicks lacing steadily down the inside of the glass. The aroma is straightforward it is bourbon. Flavours of smooth dark chocolate, with a smooth coffee roastedness. Really warming beer from the alcohol but this side of it came across as a bit harsh. Well crafted I’m sure but not totally my thing. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7

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Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Hunahpu’s release. Pours near black with a very thin mocha head that recedes quickly with some pretty good legs. The nose is fairly strong bourbon along with chocolate, coffee, roast, and a bit of booze. Taste melds the original beer’s character with bourbon quite well. Feel is pretty thick with some booze. Not as good as the BA versions of Hunahpu’s bit still quite tasty. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-08-2010

4.1
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 10, 2011
Handbottle. Thanks Craig. Pours black with a few bubbles on top. Sweet and vinous nose. Quite complex. Roast, oak, soy and bourbon. Oily and slick. A sipper . . Nice

4.5
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2011
Draft... Hunahpu’s Day (2011)This beer rocks!… Tar black ale pours like 100,000 mile motor oil with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head that never even thinks about scattering. Deep, dark chocolate and Cuban espresso are the true standouts in the aroma, although slighter notes of vanilla and cinnamon are definitely in the mix. Rich, robust and authoritative is the nose on this baby. Full-bodied and super velvety with gentle carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet and provides a shit-ton of burnt, bitter, black malt and carbonaceous/caramelized sweetness. In simpler terms, this ambrosia tastes like a campfire-roasted marshmallow when you get a little overzealous and literally set that bad boy on fire, blow out the flames, and then eat it. Delicious. Bittersweet, mocha, charcoal finish. World class stuff!

4.2
cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2011
hand bottle at home ... dark viscous black sweet rich roast chocolate malts ... light licorice ... light bourbon ... silky smooth body ... big soft chocolate ... light malt molasis roast ... light silky bourbon ... hint of vanilla ... woody ... tiny iodine hit in linger ... lovely and balanced with a light oliy body

4.2
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
32oz growler side by side with a 2010 regular version of Zhukov. It pours dark oily black with more carbonation and a darker tan head than its regular version. A little bit thinner in body versus the regular version. The thickness held up nicely against the barrel giving it the perfect body for a BA Impy. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and bourbon. The chocolate flavors and aromas still peak through the bourbon making it very smooth. I think this is the best Zhukov variation from the regular version, double barrel, and cedar aged. Definitely worth seeking out.

3.4
nimbleprop (8377) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
32oz growler pours an oily, opaque black with zero head. Legs like a scotch. Nice, milk chocolate aroma, sweet, light booze, vanilla, dried fruits, cherries. Flavor has some nice components but it just doesn’t mesh really well; milk chocolate, light coffee, toasted bread, light oak. Full bodied, dry finish. A touch hot.

4.2
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
Cigar city four roses Zhukov. 32oz growler thanks to Adam for bringing these by again... Pours a deep oily black, somewhat viscous, impenetrable by light and crowned with a thin deep tan film topping things of... Aroma is smooth bourbon notes, a slight char, and bittersweet chocolate, almost fudgey while a sligt roast also presents itself... Flavors follow suit quite nicely with very smooth barrel notes, a mild char, deep bitter chocolate and some roasty bits meandering all along with it. Mouthfeel is thick, viscous, oily, and full. It completely coats the mouth as well as the glass in itself. Nice control of the brew without the barrel becoming burdensome. Really enjoyed the flavor profile and mouthfeel. 8/4/9/4/17


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