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RATINGS: 786   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours dark as night with a finger length dark mocha head. Smells of dark chocolate, cherry, plums, figs, coffee, molasses, carmel, some smoke. Taste starts with the dark chocolate, smoke, expresso, as well as some dark fruit notes. Then get a lot of molasses, lots of breadiness, almost like a marshmallow flavor, as well as some bitterness from the hop presence. Then the finish is more dark chocolate, intense expresso, plums, figs, molasses, cherry, oak, some peat, a little booze. Full mouthfeel with a slick, yet creamy mouthfeel. The bitterness increases as you get through the flavor profile. This is how a Russian Imperial Stout should be. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (9871) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle (2014 vintage) shared at Himmeriget, Copenhagen - black coloured pour with thin tan head. Sweet and roasted malty with decadent chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, treacle, some hoppy backing, dark dried fruit shred, rich opulent sweet into the close.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (5231) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2017
(Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout) Bottle 750m at home, served into a snifter. Totally black coloured beer with a thick as oil pour. One full finger of thick, creamy, dark brown head on top, with great retention. Aroma of milky chocolate, mocha, toasted malts. Taste is more complex, again chocolate, coffee, liquorice now, roasted malts, toffee, dark fruits, coal on the finish. Full, thick body, soft carbonation, very sticky palate. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2630) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at Route CBC Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Oct 2015 - Pitch Black in colour. Dark tan head. Very Malty; dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, liquorice and smoke notes. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, dates, citrus notes. Rich, thick, tarry and a bit oily. Initially sweet roast chocolate and coffee malty and fruity becoming increasingly bitter in the finish. Enjoyed this. Good Impy Stout! (2015-10-03)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1281) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Sampel w Chmielarni. Świetny aromat palony, kakao i kawa, nutka sosu sojowego. Smak słodki, dużo suszonych owocůw i kakao. Świetna rzecz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (1098) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Thanks Matt for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing pitch black with no head or lacing. The nose shows light caramel and toffee malts. The palate is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Lightly tart with flavors of light bourbon with hints of soy sauce. Smoky with a toaster bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (2606) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Panel #8
Rami Rami is drinking a Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout by Cigar City Brewing at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Bardzo fajnie klasyczny, mocno palony, polwytrawny, kwaskowaty, figowy, owocowy, ryli klasa, czadowy. I dosc lekki w odbiorze

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Wzůr Imperial Stoutu. Czekolada, lukrecja, sos sojowy, pumpernikiel. Bardzo słodkie, zbalansowane. Doskonałe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kapsel (170) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Fantastyczny aromat kawy, czekolady, pojawia się także sos sojowy i pumpernikiel. W smaku sypkie kakao, dużo ciała. Robi mega wrażenie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1130) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle at Christmas Dinner, paired with politics and chocolate. This is a mighty fine Russian Imperial Stout that leans more toward the sweet milk chocolate and raisin side than a lot of imperial stouts. Big flavors of chocolate, coffee, molasses, and Christmas pudding. A beer to ring out 2016 with.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (5132) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2016
650 ml. Ebony body with a cocoa-colored film of creamy bubbles. Aroma is espresso, chocolate toffee, oats, plum, dates and a touch of soy. Tastes of chocolate toffee, cocoa powder, dark coffee with cream, berries, oats and bitter iron-like notes of blackstrap molasses. Long finish shows some tobacco and merlot. Heavy body is smooth and rich, but has a drinkable balance for such a big dessert.

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