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RATINGS: 245   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.


danrcook's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7619) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2016
750, corked and baled. Thanks, G&K! Another nice score for sure. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy thick burnt tan head that sticks around for a while. Huge bourbony nose, almost off-puttingly boozy even when itís still freezing cold from the fridge. Intensely sweet, both from the maple syrup as well as from chocolatey malt notes. Sticky thick body, minimal carb. Hot, boozy, chocolatey, sweet, sticky, thick, heavy mid-palate. Out of balance to the point that itís silly, but I still managed to knock it back, with help on half the bottle, over the course of an episode of The Wire and some other knocking around the house. Worth the price but far better for a bottle share than for consumption as a twosome. Silly of me not to hold onto it for a little longer to share it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle at dirty Mattís. Dark brown with a thin mocha film. Oak, maple syrup, oak, slight chalkiness, baking chocolate, charcoal, leather, boozy, vanilla bean. Full body and moderate carbonation, somewhat dry with a nice smooth boozy and bittersweet taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle shared by my nyebutchcoo friend Paul from San Diego. Pitch black color. Thick beige head. Aroma of alcohol, milk chocolate, espresso. Taste is epic alcohol, espresso, dark chocolate, marginal coconut, dried plums. A high octane alcohol beer. Impressive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4115) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours an opaque black from the cork and cage bomber, thin tan brown head and moderate lace. Aroma of big sweet maple notes with hints of bourbon and chocolate. Taste follows, huge barrel and maple notes, thick and viscous. Boozy for sure, but awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (425) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Pours black with a small brown head that fades and leaves behind an oily cap. AROMA: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenols, caramel, dark bitter chocolate, light cinnamon, rubber, honey, faint dry tobacco, very faint red berries, char, smokey, slight herbs, hop oil spice, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and roasty. TASTE: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, moderate spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenolic, caramel, bitter dark chocolate, light cinnamon, herbs, honey, very faint red berries, char, smokey, lightly, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and mellow bitterness. AFTER TASTE: dark rich malt, vanilla, blond coffee, lightly bitter hops, dark bitter chocolate, mellow bourbon notes and smokey with a medium thick sweet roasty spiced finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle at the xmas tasting. Pours black, nose is coconut, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, taste is rich, sweet, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, coconut.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 6, 2016
2015 bottle says 13.5%. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, maple, bourbon, chocolate, and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Owen! Pours pitch black with a small brown head which soon recedes. Aroma is oak, vanilla, roast malts, molasses. Taste is vanilla sweet, oak, roasty, coffee, sugar sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aromas of wood, whisky, chocolate. Taste is boozy and thin, faint chocolate. Thin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
bottle at home .. dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate roast ... massive roast .. big bourbon .. dark chocolate nose .. dark roast malts .. rich chocolate .. massive malts .. big chocolate roast ... big bourbon ... dark roast ... dry woody roast

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