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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
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PUGACHEVíS COBRA: The brainchild of Victor Pugachev -- not for the faint of heart. Pilot suddenly raises the aircraft nose to near vertical before dropping back to attack mode.

Get ready for an assault on your senses with PUGACHEVíS COBRA, an intense Russian Imperial Stout. This rich, black beauty with a thick caramel head is bursting with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits, while flavors of chocolate-covered plum, sweet malt, bourbon, and roasted coffee explode on your pallet. Three different dark roasted malts and rich maple syrup are combined in a truly unique brewing process to create complexity and depth. Once fermented, itís then aged for eight months in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. This powerful concoction is designed to be enjoyed now with friends or cellared to perfection and savored in the years to come.

2011-16.5%
2012-15.8%
2013-13.8%
2014-18.9%


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle, much thanks to Dan for bringing to Daveís. Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, mild roast, oak, whiskey and some hot alcohol. Taste is complex, light coffee, mild syrupy sweetness, wood, roast, bourbon, and a lingering sweet/roasty/boozy note. Solid and complex, would like to have it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin (734) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
From 1702 Tucson Tap 2014 edition. Black pour with no head. Nose is leathery, barrel, vanilla bourbon Boozy of course 18% ? Barrel smoothness. Dry slightly more roasty boozy finish 4 for the experience. So boozy you wonít want much so share with a group.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3436) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
10 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma has lots of sweet chocolate maltiness. Slight anise, too. Not much else. Fairly quaffable. Opaque black body with a medium light tan head. Fair lacing. This beer is really full of burnt roasted coffee flavors. Pretty dry. Mildly sweet later. Ethanolic finish. I respect this beer for not being ridiculously sweet and cloying, but itís pretty dry, one dimensional and boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (813) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Rich chocolate aroma with notes of Pinot noir, bitter cherries, and cayenne. Taste has notes of soy sauce,bitter Apple, dark chocolate . Finish is boozy.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pliny_SR (33) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 1/7/15 draft @ Ale Arsenal. Pugachevís Cobra proves to continue to be one of the best barrel-aged stouts. Plenty of bourbon, vanilla, caramel notes in the nose. Palate is evident of the higher ABV this year, alcohol forward with nice roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and bourbon. I could drink this all day, were it not for the 18.9% ABV.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (465) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. black of course not much foam. Bourbon nose, cherry. Same notes apply to flavor, alcohol is more forward but subdued considering the huge ABV. Roast char. Intense, dry, my kind off stout. Best Hangar beer I have had by far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (702) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with little to no head, thin rim of light brown head. Aroma is a potent boozy bourbon character, molasses, syrup. Flavor has a huge molasses bourbon burn that lingers long into finish. Huge body. Huge beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (752) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
750 bottle. Black pour hardly any head. Wonderful aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Very smooth blend of some of the same flavors. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, along with dark fruits and a licorice in the background. Overall all is well blended and smooth. Flavors are strong, and well blended together. Burn in the finish, no surprise. No ageing required. Lucky to get this one, enjoy all of Hangar 24ís beers.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2983) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Via trade with Ataraxia The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, molasses. The appearance is deep black, quickly disappearing tan head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate, molasses, licorice. The finish is boozy, pine. Medium in body, slightly thick Too thin for a impy stout. Very enjoyable all the same.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3787) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle shared by savnac at Anchorage Dec í14 Tasting: Poured a black brown with a ring of light brown head. Aroma was strong mix of dark fruit, licorice, bourbon, boozy and oak. Taste is complex with bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, roasted and sweet malts. I wish they distroíd to Anchorage because I have never been displeased with any Hangar 24 beers.


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