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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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
LuckyDog (615) - - SEP 13, 2014
Very sweet imperial stout. Not one of my favorite style, but a very good example of the style.

4.3
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Draft at Capones. Poured dark black with a thin brown head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, and slightly sweet. Tastes of heavily roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt toffee, light smoke, dark fruits. Pretty complex beer that finished fairly bitter and dry with a great body. Very nice.

3.9
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Thanks to Kan for sharing this. Poured black with a dark tan head. Aroma was ash, smoke and bitter chocolate. Taste was the same, some smoke in the middle with chocolate and coffe, and a very dry finish. Quite dry overall with earthy hops and bitterness throughout.

4.4
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
This beer kicks ass. Intense yet balanced. I know some people disagree, but I found it very easy to drink. Tons of aroma and flavor. The aroma contains dark chocolate and alcohol. The taste is a little different, with more heavy roasted malts and freshly ground coffee. Not nearly as harsh as the aroma might lead you to believe. Super smooth, balanced, complex and one of the most unique imperial stouts I’ve ever drank. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Cedar version.

4.5
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
pours black opaque with a small brown head that dissappears really quick. looks like engine oil on the pour. crazy. nose is strong, black chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, thick nose, some pepper, some wood and vanilla, almost like it is oaked it has that toasty roasty flavor. taste is all of that with hints of soy sauce, really thick like a milkshake. damnnnnnnnn. its an intensely good imperial stout.

4.1
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Aroma: loaded with chocolate, dark roast coffee, molasses, earthy, very rich, a hint of alcohol. Pours jet black and thick as motor oil, completely opaque, very thin brown head dissipates immediately, no lacing but it really coats the glass since it’s so viscous. Great flavor - lots of chocolate and cocoa, toffee, molasses, caramel. Dark roasted malts, earthy coffee, low-moderate bitterness but not much hop character. Thick and chewy, low-medium carbonation. Excellent brew.

4.3
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A: Dark chocolate, cacao, roasted malts, alcohol, espresso, vanilla, hints of molasses, black licorce and roasted nuts. P: almost completly black with a very foamy dark browan/ red small head. T: Straight foward coffee and dark unswetten chocolate, espresso in the back, leading to some roasted malts, some herbal hops jumping in there and hints of smoke. M: Creamy with some bitterness and leaves your mouth rather dry with hints of coffee and mocha. O: this is very intense with the coffee and chocolate and I aint complaining this was damn good. When I open the box the beer where was rather warm (cooking in the FedEx truck) but it seems it didnt affect the brew at all.

3.9
Ahuth (590) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours thick motor oil. The aroma is huge chocolate, toffee and hints of vanilla. Palate is creamy awesome the taste is huge. Big espresso chocolate. Roasty toffee. Some dark fruits show when warming up.

4.3
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
What an imp stout! Dark black pour, reddish cream head that sticks to the glass like glue. Aroma is rich chocolate, dark fruit, booze, wood, and vanilla. Taste is chocolate fudge, berries, dank hops, vanilla, oak, and char. Thick velvety mouth feel. This is one delicious stout. A+

4
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Bottle in Tampa (fresh bottle-nice holiday). I am not a stout drinker but this was really good. Pours dark brown with a very nice off-white head. A very complex taste, can not identify the components but GOOD!


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