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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
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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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3.9
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Tap at Hunahpu 2011. The "4 Roses Zhukov" as it is known poured an ink black with a menacing, thin, Martian red head. Aroma is quite nice: buttery, soft bourbon, spicy oak, lightest red apples come out of the nose hinting at oxidation. Really a soft and muted nose that really rewards you if you spend time with it. Taste is very soft, buttery, oily, roasty with a decent amount of rich coffee. Spicy on the palate at first as well as oily and buttery. But after awhile it gets a little bit papery and cardboardy, reminding me this is a Zhukov treatment. Probably the best beer on tap at the festival, though I missed on on Jolly Guava since the hype around that beer was so ridiculous.

4.5
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a jet black with a light brown head. Nose is strong bourbon, chocolate, little molasses. Taste is awesome bourbon zhukov, caramel, vanilla. So drinkable despite the abv. Overall an awesome beer.

5
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 4 Roses barrel aged Marshal Zhukov on tap at CC. Pours Joan Jett black with a mocha head. Soft bourbon and oak aromas. Big, chewy, and oily with fantastic chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and mellow aged bourbon flavors. Unbelievable......

4.4
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours like tar. Black with no head. Aroma of bourbon,vanilla and dark chocolate. Mouth feel is thick and velvety. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Very nice beer.
Earlier Rating: 1/6/2011 Total Score: 4.4
On tap at Hunaphus release. Poured black with a small dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with some dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla and tobacco. Very pleasant mouth feel. Velvety smooth. Wonderful beer.

4.1
PhillyBeer2112 (2894) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
[email protected] Warming bourbon and oak nose with touches of vanilla. Rich chocolate and roast finish, warming and full bodied. Dark black as can get, dark brown head.

4
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Listed as Four Roses Zukhov, on tap at Hunahpu 2011. Pours a rich deep black, sweet bourbon aroma, sweet vanilla, extremely drinkable. Nice

2.9
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Woodshop. Green apple nose with lots of medicinal notes and boozy alcohol, some soy in there as well. Taste is very sweet, very little bitterness, lots of green stressed yeast, soy sauce, very boozy, some chocolate. Chalky texture. The worst of any of the Zhukov’s I’ve had so far.

4.3
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2011
on tap. Pitch black with little carbonation. Hints of bourbon and vanilla. Very nice beer, This stout did well in the barrels.

4.3
rcasta (874) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 31, 2010
amase means amazing in spanish and it is a good word to describe this low carbonation, high bourbon oak infused bad mother...

4.1
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Poured jet black with no head smelled of bourbon and chocolate with burnt malts slightly in there tasted bourbon up front with chocolate aftertaste very good beer


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