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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1219) - , Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 bomber recíd from markwise in trade. aged for 2.5 years. perfect 5 for appearance - darkest motor oil black with minimal to no head. also perfect 5 for palate - sludgy fudge thickness. this stuff literally sticks to the side of the glass. aroma - I am not getting much and it isnít the best for an impy stout - a little funk sour smell with some lactose. Taste is smoothest of smooth.. zero carbonation. deep dark roasted coffee/malts but very smooth the negative is a slight sourness on back end - why is that there? wonder if the 2.5 years added the sourness?

   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!!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7511) - some beerplace, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (3564) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (4942) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fukito (1058) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phagelund (143) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (3774) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (10517) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle (2014 vintage) shared at Himmeriget, Copenhagen - black coloured pour with thin tan head. Sweet and roasted malty with decadent chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, treacle, some hoppy backing, dark dried fruit shred, rich opulent sweet into the close.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5441) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2017
(Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout) Bottle 750m at home, served into a snifter. Totally black coloured beer with a thick as oil pour. One full finger of thick, creamy, dark brown head on top, with great retention. Aroma of milky chocolate, mocha, toasted malts. Taste is more complex, again chocolate, coffee, liquorice now, roasted malts, toffee, dark fruits, coal on the finish. Full, thick body, soft carbonation, very sticky palate. Nice one.

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