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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Gregory Zhukov. Arguably one of World War IIís 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 Zhukovís 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. Zhukovís Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia. Enjoy, comrade.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (5021) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - OCT 14, 2016
This was poured into a snifter. Thanks Willie. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a tan pinkie fingerís worth of foamy head. Slims out nicely to a concave rim around the glass. The aroma starts off with some nice dark roasty coffee bean, subtle sweet milk chocolate, dried chocolate, some sweet black and red cherries. Light dark chocolate slides in too. Dried dark fruits also come in as it warms. The flavor is rich and warming, smooth malty sweetness, pure and roasty. Blissful and roasty with a semi-sticky yet roasty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality for a cold night. Stickiness is there with the roast imparting a kindful delicious smooth feel running over my tongue. Overall, damn nice RIS with some youth to it. Did I just have it at the right time? If I had another bottle, would love to have another to age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (2245) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Thanks to Chalsk. Pours black with a thick tan (cherry)head. Aroma is espresso, roast, dark chocolate, cherry and molasses. Taste is bitter with some residual sweetness. Full bodied, smooth and creamy...just about perfect in that area. Great IS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 7, 2016
Thanks Dchmela!!! You da man! This is fucking awesome. Pours a thick tar like pitch black. Very dark head. Aromas of dark chocolate, bread, molasses, sherry. Big luscious flavours. Brownie batter, dark chocolate, sherry, molasses, a little bit of cheek puckering vinous. A phenomenal, world class imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 7, 2016
Thanks cards04 for sharing! Dark black body dark brown foamy head good retention. Looks great. Aroma of molasses dried fruit caramel bitterness abv well masked. Cherries. Smooth soft palate. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2636) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bortle Himmeriget. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma of ground coffee, choko, loads of soy, licorice, molasses, light herbal. Taste is rather sweet loads of choko, licorice, raisins, well balanced sweetness. Nit that heavy but very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2563) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
Deep dark brown, almost black colour, moderate sized creamy brown head; aroma of soy sauce, dark chocolate, some coffee, dried cherry, ash and herbal notes; taste is the same with slight smokey notes; excellent imperial stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (5560) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours rich coffee sable with a fair chocolate head. Aroma features roast malt, chocolate, molasses and quality coffee the way an imperial stout otter. Tastebud-blowing flavor delivers roasted and slightly charred malt, quality coffee, candy bar chocolate, molasses and even a hint of - bourbon? And this isnít barrel aged! Viscous mouthfeel offers good fizz. One more off my bucket list. Salute the General.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djkatt (56) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2016
26.07.2016 - Bottle @ Himmeriget Served in snifter. Pours black with brown, lasting head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, burnt malt and alcohol. Taste mostly bitter with clear effect from the espresso mentioned by the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1808) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours an oily black with a tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, molasses, coffee and dark fruit aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Cocoa, molasses and roasty finish with a hint of booze. Bottle from 2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3821) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at home from Homer321 who sent me a very high caloritic box o beer. Jet black pour filmy head. Nose is roasted malt and cocoa. Tastes of rich chocolate, caramel, molasses, tobacco. Earth. Rich palate chewy.

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