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RATINGS: 166   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.

2011-16.5%
2012-15.8%
2013-13.8%
2014-18.9%


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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (728) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
750 bottle. Black pour hardly any head. Wonderful aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Very smooth blend of some of the same flavors. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, along with dark fruits and a licorice in the background. Overall all is well blended and smooth. Flavors are strong, and well blended together. Burn in the finish, no surprise. No ageing required. Lucky to get this one, enjoy all of Hangar 24’s beers.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2898) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Via trade with Ataraxia The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, molasses. The appearance is deep black, quickly disappearing tan head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate, molasses, licorice. The finish is boozy, pine. Medium in body, slightly thick Too thin for a impy stout. Very enjoyable all the same.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3666) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle shared by savnac at Anchorage Dec ’14 Tasting: Poured a black brown with a ring of light brown head. Aroma was strong mix of dark fruit, licorice, bourbon, boozy and oak. Taste is complex with bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, roasted and sweet malts. I wish they distro’d to Anchorage because I have never been displeased with any Hangar 24 beers.

4.2
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5321) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (2765) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8986) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4049) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - 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.


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