phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2017
750 ml bottle shared by hopscotch - thanks again, Eric! I was surprised I’d never had this one, and then looked it up and realized how many MZ variants have passed me by. It pours an opaque near-black with a small brown head that settles into a ring. Very fudgy, with chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, molasses, oak, coffee, and faint licorice. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, coating, rich mouthfeel. Could’ve guessed the brewery blindfolded. They’re consistent with their big stouts. kermis (14566) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2017
8 4 8 4 17SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle shared at Hollands Spoor Tasting Club, Breda Edition. Black with a small brown head. Aroma of big bourbon, oak barrel, vanilla, dark chocolate, light licorice, malt and molasses. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Weird quart growler bottle courtesy of bret27. Had just after the regular Zhukov, and definitely an improvement in my eyes. Still a huge and not very drinkable beer, but the barrel aging has taken just enough of the edge off to make it pleasant all around, and add interesting wood an bourbon notes to the flavor and aroma. Super black appearance, as with the regular version, same none-more-black (well, weird ashy brown) head, though smaller, undoubtedly due to the growler treatment versus bottle-conditioning. Just a great aroma, with bourbon complimenting intense dark chocolate and roast. Not as ashy as the regular version. Most of the intensely bitter and roasty flavors carry over from the regular version, but are tempered a little by a sweeter bourbon quality. Still has a touch of astringency and alcohol, but it isn’t too detracting. Thick with lower carbonation. The bourbon is a nice element, while letting the base beer still do most of the talking. For me, it was just enough to really open things up, though drinkability was still low. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Tap at the Rattle n’ Hum Cigar City event. Deep black pour. The aroma is primarily pipe smoke and cedar chest. The smoke and wood spice get in the way of anything else that may be in the nose. The flavor reveals more: chocolate malt, coffee, and pine hops. Never got a hint of bourbon. Moderately creamy body. The wood spice lingers. Very woody and delicious. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tap @ Rattle n’ Hum. Poured black. The aroma was excellent a mix of vanilla, brown sugar, wood, and sweet roasted. All blended but distinct. Bourbon and vanilla flavor with a sweet roasted malt base. Medium bodied and silky on the tongue. Warming.
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 dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2011
On draft at Hunaphu’s release. Very much like the regular Zukhov but with that boozy bourbon kick to it. Though the flavor/aroma is boozy it isn’t entirely tough to drink. It’s a one and done type deal. You couldn’t drink this everyday. Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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 yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Handbottle. Pours pitch black and dark brown head. Aroma is dark malty, liqourice and whisky. Dark malty and whisky. Smooth malty and dark roasted malty. Smooth and dark malty into the far finish. DialSquare (5131) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Old tasting note from first Hunahpu release. I liked the Zhukov’s bourbon/brandy more than the Hunahpu’s - though I don’t have a lot of info (long day of drinking) - 8.0