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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
Dedollewaitor (16178) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2011
75cl Bottle. Thanks to Hallinghansen. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings.Roasted nose and flavor with notes of soy, charcial and fruit. Smooth and chewy. Phat. Really delicious!

4.3
Benzai (15937) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle @ home as my 9000th rating. Opaque pitch black color, full sized dark brown head that lasts for quite some time. Aroma is malts, dark malts, some caramel, wood, a touch of liquor. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly liquorice, roast, initially lightly espresso, espresso roast in the finish, bitter, dark chocolate, lightly dry aftertaste with a good espresso roast and dark chocolate bitterness. Silky texture, medium to full body, suitable carbonation. A lovely roasty celebration for my 9000th rating!

4
Ferris (15918) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate and nice cocoa. Jet brown with a brown head. Sweet dark chocolate, syrupy and a a nice sweet finish. Balanced nice sweetness and a rich body.

4
bhensonb (15358) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Above and beyond. Pours black with a really dark tan head. Aroma is celery. Go figure. More than full bodied. Mild carbonation. Flavor is very dark burnt malt, coffee, light chocolate. Finishes less than dry, but very, very delicious. Smooth.

4.4
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle at home - Thanks to Thomas. Pitch blach - brown head. Burned, cocoe, fruity, coffee, nice bitterness, coffee, nice bitterness, high burned, high bitter burned, red berries,

4.2
djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to Don. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee bean, molasses. Thin mouthfeel with strong roast and dark chocolate, toffee, and nice sweet finish. Really enjoyed this one, very impressive.

3.7
Scopey (15010) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
From bottle at CBC, May 2012. It pours jet black, with a thin dark tan head. The nose is spice, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, treacle, tar and warming alcohol. The taste is roasted malt, salted caramel, liquorice, charcoal, alcohol warmth, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood and treacle, with a warming finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. A tasty imperial stout.

4.2
DSG (14922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Dima. Pitch black with a bit of brown foam. Wonderful burnt aroma, full of dark chocolate, liqueur and some espresso. Bittersweet roasty flavor with lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, a bit of coffee and a more bitter, burnt finish. Full thick rounded mouthfeel. A wonderful Imperial Stout.

4.1
Tmoney99 (14632) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle from Kingdom Liquors. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

3.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
75cl bottle, thanks tarheels86. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate, earthy/grapefruit. Smooth medium-full body.


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