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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
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.


   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (958) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimsouthwick (2) - Victorville, USA - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (701) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Shared bomber to snifters. Intoxicating boozy maple aroma. Flavor of bourbon sweetness and light maple on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2832) - Ocean County, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin (777) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (826) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pliny_SR (37) - 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.

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