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RATINGS: 814   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours jet black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is tobacco, maple syrup and chocolate. Taste is maple syrup, roasted malt and ash. Well balanced. Great beer.


4.2
ciocanelu (2795) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2017
On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma has roasted coffee, light apple esters, sugar and rich malt. Taste is roasty with light smoked malt notes, dark chocolate and cacao. Sticky but not sweet, quite bitter and roasty.

4.6
jflopsu (1659) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Pours black with dark brown head. A borubon, malt, chocolate and vanilla aroma. A strong bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate, malt and vanilla taste. A lingering chocolate, caramel malt and bourbon afteraste.

4.4
zoucrew102 (1980) - - SEP 12, 2017
Bomber, 2017 vintage. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of dark chocolate, toffee and molasses. Pours inky black with a thin mocha brown head that has some retention and excellent lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and toffee flavors with notes of molasses as well as nice, full body and viscous mouthfeel. Finishes very smooth with dark chocolate and molasses flavors with light espresso flavors. Fantastic Russian imperial stout.

3.8
VastActiv (7390) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Tap at BeaverEx 2017, London. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts.

4.3
moldovan9807 (446) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 12, 2017
Aroma is coffee, soy, roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, licorice. Taste is roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, coffee, raisins, slightly smoky. Full body, soft carbonation.

4.1
elbernays (1618) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2017
Sampled at Beavertown Extravaganza. Black pour tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee nose. Sweet coffee with a dry bitter dark chocolate finish.

4.1
klm1 (1733) - Bled/SF, - SEP 10, 2017
From keg at Beavertown extravaganza in London: second day, 9th september 2017....

4.3
kryon (3765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2017
Pours black with low brown head Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, dades, raisins, brown sugar Taste has notes of coffee, roasted malts, muscavado, chocolate, raisins, dades, soy, hints of leather

4.3
ansalon (4080) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2017
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of dry roasted dark chocolate, coffee, nutty notes, light leather. Taste is chocolatey and roasted with very light smoked notes. Mouthfeel is full bodied and slightly dry with moderate carbonation.

4.3
radagast83 (8191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2017
22oz bottle, consumed at home. Poured a near pitch black color with a nice, medium sized totally brown head. Aroma was lots of roasted malts - dark bakers chocolate. Very smooth, with some nice dry chocolate ganache with some molasses. This is one of those beers I thought I had had a long time ago, but just realized I hadn't. Very good!


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