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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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%


danrcook's rating

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
danrcook (25) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
On tap at Crazy Harrys. This beer pours like a melted chocolate. Deep and dark with a thickness like no other. The head was minimal, to be expected with this style and the nose was rich with complexity. Hints of dark chocolate, lots of bourbon and oakyness. Incredible beer. A must have for dark beer lovers.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2015
2014. bottle 7259/11220 Pours jet black with little to no indication of head. I can smell this mother fucker from the table. Smells of alcohol, fruit, deep roasted malts, sweet fudge, nougat, bourbon. Decadent nose. Flavor is equally rich. I donít know I will be able to finish this whole beer, not because of the ABV, but because of how rich the flavors are. Cocoa, fudge, some molasses, bourbon, vanilla, marzipan, oak, alcohol, more fudge. Thick on chewy with low carb and a very syrupy finish. Well, this is a good beer, no doubt, but probably not something I would go nuts over many times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[2/12/15] Draught at The Sycamore in San Francisco. 2014 edition. Black with a brown head. Big aroma of chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Sweet flavor of chocolate and bourbon, a bit boozy. Full thick-bodied. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1044) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, graham cracker, oak, caramel and alcohol aroma. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, graham cracker, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, maple, licorice and alcohol flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, bourbon and vanilla finish. 2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Black with minimal head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, booze, dark fruits, vanilla. Full bodied, sweet and lightly boozy on the finish. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, soy sauce.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Black in color with no head. Sticky sweet booziness...coconut vanilla and caramel. Same sweet boozy aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (760) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - 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.

4.8
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (624) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Shared bomber to snifters. Intoxicating boozy maple aroma. Flavor of bourbon sweetness and light maple on the finish.


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