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RATINGS: 784   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (508) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Black pour, nice trick tan head. N: roasted malts. Rally old school well made stout. Slightly fruity, dry licorice and dark chocolate. T: wow! Creamy mouthfeel initially.! Tastes great. Full dessert style.. Dark chocolate cake, roasted malts. Aftertaste is lingering. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Thick motor oil black pour, not much head. Chocolate coffee aroma. Big chocolate coffee taste and very thick mouth feel with low carbonation. A little oily. Sticks to side of my glass. Pretty heavy so had to share the bottle. Some roastiness on the back. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle kindly shared by GodOfThunder. Pours sludgy black with a brown head. Nose is chocolate, spicy, some dark fruits. Roasty flavor, dark chocolate, a touch acrid, coffee, some dark fruits. Thick, smooth, nice medium-low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle share. Aroma is coffee that leans towards licorice. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is dark and sweet with some licorice, molasses, and way dark malt with booze. Palate is dry and sweet darkness. Overall, a great stout. Bet it is fantastic barrel aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle at Hophead22ís tasting a couple weeks ago. Pours pitch black with an impressively dark brown creamy head. Aroma is tonst of roasty coffee and some milk chocolate. Flavor is again abundant with roast, a strong bitterness but slightly sweet with a chocolatey mocha thing going on. Slightly tart. Thick on the tongue with silky smooth carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to ineedbeer. Pours pitch black with a creamy dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, raisins, toffee, chocolate, alcohol, dark dried fruits, molasses. Flavour is sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is balanced and on the dry side.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clarkdvm (481) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Draft at brewery. Pitch black pour. Bit more bitter than expected (possibly just the alcohol flavor? ). Otherwise, a tasty chocolate stout but seems overrated

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Overall this is one of the best Non BA stouts I have ever had , glad I have more put back and will be tracking more down

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Poured into a snifter. Ink black and thick like motor oil with tan ring. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is bitter and roasted. Creamy mouthfeel, quite smooth. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours opaque black with a slender chocolate head from the 22oz. bottle: Nose has characters of malts, smoke, semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, toffee, and espresso. A roasted malt smack on the tounge. Lingering bitter cocoa powder flavors follow. Heavy and thick mouthfeel. Drinkability: Has the consistency of blackstrap molasses with flavors that sting as strong as espresso. The back of my throat is warming fast and Iím falling hard. Rebuy: Yes. #262 on 04022010, DG.


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