myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark rich plum and raisin notes. Flavor is hugs and last forever of rich roasted malts and stout character. Great big thick head. Thick rich mouthfeel awesomeness
sturmthis (873) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample. Black with almost no head. Dark fruit and bourbon aroma. Strong dark fruit and bourbon taste. You can taste the alcohol for sure. Still a very nice beer to sip on.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft, wow wow wow. The nose alone smells like malt juice and whiskey. And vodka. This is very difficult to drink, i didnt even really enjoy the first sip. Way overpowering, this is no fun anymore. Sorry, but this is how i feel about these beers nowadays.
jimsouthwick (2) - Victorville, USA - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this beer on tap at the Whiskey Barrel in Hesperia, CA. Great beer. I also bought a few bottles at Gerrardís Grocery store in Redlands.
demmbonz (656) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bomber to snifters. Intoxicating boozy maple aroma. Flavor of bourbon sweetness and light maple on the finish.
pineypower (2720) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 1702 Tucson Tap 2014 edition.
Black pour with no head.
Nose is leathery, barrel, vanilla bourbon
Boozy of course 18% ?
Dry slightly more roasty boozy finish
4 for the experience. So boozy you wonít want much so share with a group.
DYCSoccer17 (3479) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
RickTStiles (825) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Pliny_SR (37) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.