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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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%


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (467) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Daniel719. Deep dark viscous pour. Big boozy, dark fruits, licorice, more alcohol. Dark malts and caramel. More big, hot, malty, boozy, caramel and thick malty character. very tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daniel719 (77) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Nov 2012 bottle. Smells great. Bourbon. Vanilla, oaky. Goes down smooth for such a strong beer.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1662) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of malt, oak, chocolate, bourbon. Taste is roast, dark fruit, caramel, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak. So balanced and so complex. Hides the alcohol so well. This is amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
24th November 2013
Opaque dark brown - black beer with an untidy tan head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts with light touches of vanilla and dark chocolate. The bourbon isnít too strong but there is a little spice. Finishes semi dry with mild warmth. Overall does a reasonable job of keeping itís big abv on a leash and thus is quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours black, no head. Smell bi rich toffee, oaky vanilla Taste smooth vanilla, big bourbon, creamy Full body Solid

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Had this at the RB Pgh Halloween Spook-tacular Tasting/Drunkfest fall 2013, nice time at Hornydevilís place, thanks James & Michelle! Big thanks to beerman6686, he is the guy to trade with. Smell is alarmingly volatile. Donít dare lite a match, you know what I mean? Not as thik as I was expecting it to be. Aroma is old but that could be the beer before. Taste is kick the ass. nok your head back. just the most alky flavors. Way over the top and down the sides, wew. probably should be sold ina PALCB state store, heheh. Iím getting dizzy, wew. woot, heheheh. Look, I appreciate Dan bringing this but it ceratinly is not beer, its a whisky or strong winey thing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
This one poured a big dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma was heavy Bourbon, fudge, dark roast and mild soy sauce. Flavor was similar, big alciholc burn, but tasty Bourbon and fudge and not sugary at all really. Bruery.... take note.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a deep dark brown without much head. Aroma of subdued bourbon and oak. Tastes sweet and roasty without being overpowering. Quite smooth. Medium heavy body with a light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours motor oil black with a thin tan head. very sweet vanilla and oak aroma. taste is great slight bourbon oak maple and sweet malt finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Batch 1 bottle from í11. Oily black pour with a quickly fading scatter of dark tan foam. Aroma is heavy bourbon with coconut, vanilla, and marshmallow followed by some light chocolate roast and alcohol spice. Taste is dominated by the bourbon with vanilla followed by deep chocolate and heavy, sweet malt, maple, darker plum, and some alcohol vapors. A two year wait tamed the base beer somewhat but itís still plenty aggressive under the bourbon. LIghtly coating mouthfeel. Intense but quite manageable despite the ridiculous 16.5% ABV. Good bourbon treatment.


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