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RATINGS: 776   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (45011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Clear medium to dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, moderate chocolate, smoke - rubber notes, wood, glue, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderae alcoholic. [20091229]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (41318) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty with a nice chocolate note. Sweet and caramelish to a nice spiced and dry chocolate base. Bitter, dry and roasted chocolate malty. Nice lingering roasted malt base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34947) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wood, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and lighter notes of soy sauce, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #12 at Papsøs blindtasting. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized brown head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of cocoa powder and liquorice. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and grass with notes of liquorice. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2010
[email protected] Chriso Gaylord Tasting. Excellent artwork! Quite much pitch black colour with small brown head. Aroma is toffee, alcohol, fruits, chocolate, mild fruityness and nuttyness as well. Flavour is coffee, fruits, liquorice, some alcohol and mild notes of wood as well. Just lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pitch black with a dense brown head leaving laces. Intense nose of hard roasted malts and molasses. Solid body, lots of burned malts and dark chocolate. Some malt bitterness but not overly so really. 210810

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (23889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2010 Bottled, thanks Marsiblursi! Black as coal, dar tan head. Tarry aroma. Yeasty and fairly sweet, piney and super tarry. Very roasty, really hoppy. Harsh inkyness sets in early. I have always attributed inkyness to excessive sweetness in combination with extreme bitterness. Here the sweetness is not that intense, but roastiness and bitterness seems to create the harsh inkyness anyway. Over the top beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23771) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty chocolate, coffee and thick caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate coffee and caramel finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Opaque black stout. Thick dark chocolate coloured head, short lived. Toasted malt nose. Soft palate, semi dry. Rich dark malt, toasted but not too bitter, Subtle dark fruits and unsweet dark chocolate. Finishes soft and with a bare whisper of hop. Okay but lacking something - not that sumptuos or outstanding in it’s flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (22145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 bottle thanks to the big cheese ... at fins ... deepest black ... big short lived brown head ... big chocolate and soft coffeee ... roast malt nose ... little overfizzy .. but huge chocolate ... little treacle toffee ... light bitter coffeee roast in back ... with just a little hop showing through ... very nice bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... dark malts ... deep roast ... light spice ... dark malt roast ... light toffee sweet malts ...dark cakes ... light soyas 3.7

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