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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Gregory Zhukov. Arguably one of World War II’s 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 Zhukov’s 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. Zhukov’s Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia. Enjoy, comrade.

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3.7
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
[3622-20110304] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Roasty malt light soya aroma. Black body with no head. Rich roasted wood bark malt with a long roasted coffee aftertaste. Full body. Tasty, nice roast notes. (7/3/8/4-/15+) 3.7
Overheard: ""It’s delicious, it’s fxckin’ gorgeous."
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)

4.2
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010 Fruit and hop aromas. Pinkish brown head. Black very strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate with a bitter full coffee roast finish.

4.4
blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
My bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel. Pours an awesome oily looking, almost mead-like, purple-black with no head. Amazing aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, a good amount of hops, chocolate, molasses, peat, leather and more. Flavour, also amazing, of roasted malt, herbal hops, chocolate, coffee, fruit, molasses and more -- so much going on! a nice hop/coffee bitter finish. Alcohol’s present but mostly well hidden considering the abv. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel. A superb beer, one of the best I’ve had in while!

2.5
BeerandBlues2 (13815) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle shared by Nickls. Pours opaque with an average, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, burnt, dark fruit), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, prune, raisin, leather, and peat. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, burnt, dark fruit), average hops (herbal, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, wood, plum, prune, leather, and peat. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess and astringent with a dry finish.

3.9
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
2011-03-04. Headless syrupy black body coats the glass. 3+ Rich malty aroma with brief espresso touches, good dose of a stereotypical "Imperial Stout" character that reminds me favourably of a homebrew I did with Blankboy ages ago. oily malt and alcohol, mild dusty cocoa. 7+ Flavour has a sweet malty core, dry roast overtones, sweet cocoa in the flavour, hints at sweet coffee like character. Rich sweet malt sits somewhat heavily with not enough carbonation to buoy it. 7+ Smooth full bodied palate. Rather good. I could not find the nuance in it that other ratings describe, but what it lacked in novelty or subtlety it made up for in density of flavour. Rich. Bottle shared by Blankboy

4.2
garthicus (2945) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2011
Thanks to Blankboy for this treat. Appearance: Oily, slick, pitch black, little to no head. Aroma: Super spicy, wonderful leather, lots of alcohol, bourbon, woody, coffee and rich dark chocolate. Wonderful. Flavour: Huge thick mouthfeel, sticky, treacle, smokey, fresh leather, beautiful peat/turf with a delicious chocolate finish. Incredible.

3.4
48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Poured from a 750. Black with no head and only a whisper of carbonation. The nose on this beer was quite good and included coffee and chocolate. Taste was not as enjoyable as the aroma, and the lack of carbonation did not help the effect on the palate. This was my first CC beer and my hope is that others will be more enjoyable.

3.9
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle. Pretty much black in color with a barely and head. What is there is a speckles of cinnamon color on top of the beer. Aroma is licorice forward with some toffee. Flavor is chocolate, slight dark fruit, and finishes with a subtle smokiness. Long finish. Fairly heavy mouthfeel. The light carbonation really works for this beer.

3.7
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Poured from 750ml bottle. Pours black with NO HEAD. I have heard others complain about the fact that the fact that these bottles lacked carbonation. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and some smokiness. Taste is coffee, chocolate, some molasses and soy sauce. The mouthfeel was a a little disappointing given the lack of carbonation.

4.2
nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2011
750ml bottle. No hiss when opened, carbonation has leaked away for the most part, a thin rusty beige rim at best. Chocolate syrup aroma, quite rich and deep. The mouthfeel for my bottle is a little different than it is typically, assumably. Very mild feel, some dark fruit among the sugary chocolate/cocoa tones..maybe a hint of vanilla as well. Subdued dark fruit and alcohol tones. Pretty solid beer, well done.


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