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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at Mellow Fellow in Reno
Pours black with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and coconut. Taste is vanilla, leather, bourbon and woody
Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016
750ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Tom Grogan. Pours black with little to no head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, vanilla, liquorice, dark dried fruits, roasted malt, raisins, molasses and chocolate. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, oily-ish texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bourbon, vanilla and liquorice. I really like the bourbon in this one!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (909) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Drank during the american beer tasting at Marks place 23-4-2016. Rich beer, very much spices/herbs as well. Great bourbon hints. Chocolate as well. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5777) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
750ml bottle pours out black topped with a small head. nose is great heavy bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar molasses chocolate. Taste is amazing thick rich roast big bourbon barrel notes vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2016
2011 Bottle. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roasted malt, dark chocolate, oak, bourbon. Thick mouth, very chewy, dark chocolate, bourbon, spice, nice roast, alcohol hidden well, very impressive.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewNet (8) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
Huge chocolate aroma, raisiny sweetness, slight maple syrup character, low to no head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (402) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2016
Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. N: perfumed oak and coffee, licorice and roasted malts. T: sweet licorice, roasted malts, bourbon vanilla - just sweet, rich and big. Lots of spices donít know which. Aftertaste is big in bourbon and big on sweet vanilled oak. Licorice again in sweet liquid form. The alc shines through but ads a different layer of complexity. Love this

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and hops. Taste of burnt malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, cocoa and bourbon on the finish. Full bodied, medium carbonation, nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8408) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Draft. Black beer with a light brown head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma with rich malt. Toffee and bourbon flavor with vanilla and molasses. Fuller bodied. Molasses and toffee lingers with bourbon and light spice. Alcohol noticeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (949) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2016
bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin tan head..aroma of booze, chocolate,coffee..tastes of booze,smoke,chocolate..probably be better with a year or so on it.


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