JaBier (7394) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours darkest brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma of malt, vinous dark fruit and coffee. Malty flavor with vinous dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate accents before a coffee finish.
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Corbetís house on December 21. 22 oz bottle. The pour is a nice thicker light black with a thick cap of lighter tan head that slowly recedes to a ring with a few spots of lace left. The aroma is pretty damn good. There is a TON of coffee right up front. There is a bitter vanilla and a nice dark roasted malt. There is so much dark roasted malt and coffee it almost comes off like a woodiness. The flavor is much of the same. The coffee is HUGE and everything else is left to fight for its point to survive. Vanilla, roasted malt, and a light chocolate round out the finish. The mouth feel is a touch light with a nice soft carbonation and a lingeringly bitter coffee, chocolate, and vanilla that draws out forever. Itís surprising how much roast is in this. I like it.
ctipping (1662) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hunahpu Day. Originally reviewed 3/27/2015.
As always from Zhukov, black and inky. Stains the glass. Mocha head.
Nose is coffee. Sweet and rich. Molasses and booze.
Coffee dominates and cuts out some of the flavors that I donít love about Zhukov. Itís still sweet, but doesnít seem as cloying. Hefty chocolate and molasses, but the roast of the coffee cuts it.
Heavy. Sweet. Medium carbonation.
Delicious. No line for this at Hunahpu Day. Went back for it multiple times.
djd07 (13184) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hunah Day. Pours a cloudy brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast coffee, vanilla, chocolate.Thick body, so much flavor, roast, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, nice bitterness, really enjoyed this.
alex4r (82) - - MAR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Typical sludgy and thick dark CCB stout pour, brown head that hung out for a bit. Coffee, coffee and coffee on the noise, backbone of vanilla bean and dark roasts malts. Viscous mouthfeel, followed by an assault of vanilla, coffee, fudge and roastiness from the coffee. Just the right amount of sweetness, south of cloying. Someone mentioned earlier and I agree that it is better than Zhukovs Final Push.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 2013 on tap. Smells of coffee and vanilla. Just amazing. Taste is the coffee in the front and a rush of vanilla going down. So good. Very smooth.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
knickskicks (1162) - - AUG 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour, dark brown head with auburn hues that disappears. Nose is huge cocoa and some Cubano beans, roasted malts. Taste is the sane, just so much chocolate, Cubano espresso in the background, some sweetness from the vanilla. Only complaint is the nose is almost of artificial chocolate, though the taste is on point. Like a slightly bigger, better version of Funky Buddhaís Nib Smuggler.
burg326 (5403) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Almost a 1 year old growler from the Order of the Red Banner event that Blazer06 graciously shared at Markwiseís Bday bash, I am in debt to him for sharing this treat. Poured a dark brown with light carbonation, aromas of roast, coffee, vanilla, espresso, and chocolate. Light booze in the flavor with some vanilla that is mixed perfectly with the coffee, and roasted malt. Light carbonation, and it stained the glass so bad, it took me 2 times to rinse it out, and even the water was great. Thanks Zach for the share.
Edit: Iíve now had this beer on multiple occasions I first rated it a 4.7 however each time I have it to me it gets better and better. I had to edit this to a 5 because I would hunt this down at no costs. This truly is the best beer Iíve ever had and should be rated as my holy grail of beers.
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks Blazer06-1 qt growler-pours black that sheets with a quickly disappearing light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-roasty/coffee bite. Taste is sweet rich dark malt-roasty/coffee bite, vanilla. Nicely done.
markwise (5349) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of Blazer06. Cheers, Zack! Still had nice carbonation! Pours a deep menacing obsidian color with the consistency of motor oil and a deep tan head. It is related to Zhukov for sure! Nose is a nice blend of roasted malts, coffee, some mild dark fruit, dark chocolate, and some light vanilla. Flavor is similar- roasted malts, some coffee and related bitterness, dark chocolate and vanilla in the flavor suspension. Medium to full in body and lingering roasty bitterness and chocolate in the finish. Wicked cool beer.