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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
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PUGACHEV’S 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 PUGACHEV’S 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, it’s 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (616) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Poured on tap at Whole Foods. The aroma has vanilla, oak, plums, chocolate and caramel. Taste has sweetness, caramel, licorice, vanilla and booze. Maybe some bourbon. Very complex with a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
750 ml bottle. December 2014. Pours an opaque black color with a small tan head that slowly fades to a fine ring. The aroma is strong with molasses, anise, dark fruits and bourbon. The taste features licorice and anise in the forefront, with bourbon, dark chocolates, molasses, brown sugar. raisins, dates and something spicy--like sawdust. The palate is full and a bit oily with lively carbonation. Finishes long and sweet. Overall: powerful stuff--please pass the insulin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle @ ZZTX. Black, opague. Maple syrup in the malty aroma Malty sweet, roasty alcoholic flavor with notes of vanilla and bourbon. Some red fruit in the far background. Powerful but lacks complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5319) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Dark color, short head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, rye whisky. Slight alcoholic in taste, sweet, bitter. Lovely complexity, great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (2761) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesey of Benzai. Pours a pitch black beer with a very small tanned head on top. Aroma is massive vanilla, bourbon, light boozy, big oaky stuff going on. Flavor is very sweet. big alcohol front, loads of vanilla, molasses and caramel. Big sweetness, loads of alcohol in there, no burning though.. Very, very good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by me. Opaque pitch black color, brown colored head. Aroma malts, roasted malts, alcohol, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, liquor, pretty alcoholic, roasted malts, a hint of maple syrup, bitter, cognac. Roasty bitter alcoholic finish. A little too aggressive but very very nice. Heavy, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Heavy but nice. Intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4032) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZTX. Aroma is marsepin, roast, liquorice, alcohol, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol and more. Flavour is thick roasty liquorice LRAB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4297) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by benzai. Pitch black colour with a small light brown head. Smells alcohol, roasty, chocolate, booze. Tastes alcohol, roasty, chocolate, vanilla. Nice but a tad too agressive. Full body, soft carbo, silky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2014
750 ml. 2013 bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, and barrel. Very rich and creamy. Maybe a bit too much bourbon. Still, an excellent Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4206) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared during the 4,000 tasting. Poured a good looking silky black body that is viscous with a small to average light foamy deep beige head. Aroma is nice, chocolate, bourbon, chocolate pudding, cake, vanilla and lots of roastiness. Great body, full mouthfeel, average carbonation, silky overall and long lingering aftertaste. Flavor is solid but not as good as the aroma, notes of old dry chocolate, vanilla extract, barrel, alcohol, spiced rum, dark toast, Tootsie Rolls. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to Henry. Cheers man! Pours a thick black with a thin beige head that recedes to an outer ring. Aromas of bourbon, slight ash, maple, toasted oak, chocolate. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, ash again, barrel. Don't pick up much on the maple but still a damn tasty beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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