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RATINGS: 794   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 (587) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (577) - - JUL 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a true black with a dark tan head that creeps to the edge of the glass, moderate lacing. Aroma is complex, deep and rich: chocolate malt, roast, toffee sweetness. Flavor is large and in charge: chocolate notes come through the intense and balanced RIS flavors. Alcohol is well masked - this is 11.5%? Viscous as oil. Delicious. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bomber into tulip. Pours dark black, very thick like oil, with a small foamy head. Aroma is roast, malt, chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Taste is a bit of a letdown, with some soy but also molasses, coffee, chocolate, hops, caramel. Fantastic thick mouthfeel, very smooth. This reminded me a lot of Avery Uncle Jacobís.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
black color, tan head stains the glass, aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, flavors of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, marshmallows, booze, smooth fully body, lingering bitterness, great IS

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (541) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Super black with the brownest head i have ever seen. Big dark chocolaty nose. Slightly boozy flavor, lots of chocolate again but it is tempered by a good dose of roasty bitterness. Huge delicious beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maddog (526) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Jimmy from Jacksonville, Fl. What an incredibly delicious and complex imperial stout. The pour was jet black with a beautiful dark brown head. The aroma was that of roasted malts. The flavors were remarkably layered and complex with roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and molasses. One of the all time great stouts, this one certainly packed a wallop at 11%.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ataraxia (525) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Viscous black pour with a warm brown head. Molasses, burnt sugar, cocoa nibs, vanilla, black coffee, floral and herbal hops. Roasted malt sweetness balanced with unsweetened chocolate bitterness. Thick, chewy, full-bodied, with a pleasant sweet/bitter finish. Alcohol peeps out now and then, but is unobtrusive. Fantastic imperial stout, I salute the Marshal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clarkdvm (503) - 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


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