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RATINGS: 790   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bconch (397) - - AUG 2, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Taken from old notes. 2011 batch. Nose of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is sweet malts then chocolate. Nice hoppy finish that melds into a final chocolate note. Excellent impy. Just had the nitro version today (8/30/12) and it is even better. Creamy texture and mouthfeel makes you want to chew it. Delicious.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3511) - 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 (1048) - 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 (96) - 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 (3572) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (10213) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5355) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2918) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at Route CBC Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Oct 2015 - Pitch Black in colour. Dark tan head. Very Malty; dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, liquorice and smoke notes. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, dates, citrus notes. Rich, thick, tarry and a bit oily. Initially sweet roast chocolate and coffee malty and fruity becoming increasingly bitter in the finish. Enjoyed this. Good Impy Stout! (2015-10-03)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1332) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Sampel w Chmielarni. Świetny aromat palony, kakao i kawa, nutka sosu sojowego. Smak słodki, dużo suszonych owocůw i kakao. Świetna rzecz.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (1165) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Thanks Matt for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing pitch black with no head or lacing. The nose shows light caramel and toffee malts. The palate is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Lightly tart with flavors of light bourbon with hints of soy sauce. Smoky with a toaster bitterness on the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rami_pl (2791) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Panel #8
Rami Rami is drinking a Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout by Cigar City Brewing at Chmielarnia MarszałkowskaBardzo fajnie klasyczny, mocno palony, polwytrawny, kwaskowaty, figowy, owocowy, ryli klasa, czadowy. I dosc lekki w odbiorze

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