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RATINGS: 796   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Draft and bottle from caponeís. Blackish pour with an oh-so inviting aroma of dark chocolate, roast, and a bit off coffee and hops. Flavor is very roasty and hop dominant for an IS, but damn tasty. Solid feel and finish. Thank god we can get this stuff in PA!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (1602) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle, 1 pint 6 fl.oz. @Naintrť, France with my dad. A sparkling black beer with a small beige foamy head ; medium retention ; ok lacing. Roasty black chocolate and coffee waves interspersed with vanilla notes. Medium round sweet, light warming baseline ; light to medium dry bitter. Full body, oily texture,soft carbonation,chocolate lasting finish. Overall, awesome ! Delicious :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma and taste of coffee, some spice, roasted malts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SQUIDMAN (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2017 does not count
Should say Espresso, overall would rate higher but a little bitter and way overpriced!!!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7715) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2017
Bottled august 20th 3013. Pours black dark brown head. Smell is soy sauce, burnt malts. Bit sweet. Very oaty. Taste is full, bit bitter, very burnt , oaty, very roasty. Mild boozy. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
Shared from bottle at kermisís, side by side with vanilla-hazlenut. Massive thanks. Black with no head. Abyss deep roasted chocolate malts, molasses, tar, dark chocolate, coconut. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Full body, soft carbonation, very juicy and almost chewey texture. Crazy nice. Deep roast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (5185) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to mariuspoenari. Black with barely any head. Strong molasses, dark chocolate, lots of blackberries, blueberries, lots of licorice, leather, tobacco, walnuts. Quite sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with thick molasses feel and barely any carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle at Jezís Bday. Fucking good looking beer. The mouth feel was what stood out most for me in this. Thick and oily almost enveloping the mouth and super creamy with that bitter bite on the finish which I really enjoy. This isnít a crazy Imperial Stout by any means but what Cigar City have done here is just nail this style all round with balance and depth. Great beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fukito (1059) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 9, 2017
Deep opaque black with a very small off white head. Aroma is strong semi dark chocolate and some espresso, slightly boozy. Chocolate milk flavor with a very gentle bitter and espresso line aftertaste. Not cloying at all and alcohol incredibly masked. Well done

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phagelund (170) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2017 Black with a nice dark brown foam. The nose is not very big but with malt and vanilla. The taste is really rich and good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (3889) - SPAIN - MAR 1, 2017
65cl Bottle @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain. Black colour with foamy tan head Aroma is coffee, soy, roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, licorice. Taste is roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, coffee, raisins, slightly smoky. Full body, soft carbonation. Ashy finish.


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