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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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%


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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightonís party. Very dark brown black coloured pour with a moderate tan head. Aroma is punchy, boozy, solvent, bourbon vanilla, rough coffee, earthy, dirt. Flavour is composed of saek earthy Malts, coffee. Solvent. Bourbon, tangy roast, dried fruits. Palate is medium full, moderate carbonation, viscous. Solvent. Harsh.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1526) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Big thanks to Klimaet for sharing this. Porus black with a beige coca cola head. Aroma of big bourbon notes. MOFORIOUS! Dark sweet fruits, sweet liquorice, vanilla, molasses, figs, dates and prunes. This smells so inviting! The taste is sweet, dry and roasted with notes of liquorice, sweet bourbon, sweet tobacco, wood, vanilla, molasses and some booze at the end. Very nice and intense!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle split at #arch thanks to Leighton, 19/06/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown topped with moderately appointed tan spotting. Nose is charr, dark fruit rinds, cocoa nibs, subtle bourbon. Taste comprises dark fruits, liquorice, peppery spice, dark chocolate, molasses. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming booze and subtle bourbon edge at the curtain call. Decent enough impy if a little harsh at times, needs a little more finesse for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1750) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2014 bottle from trade. Pours black with small brownish khaki head. Aroma is big vanilla and bourbon galore, a bit of roast. Flavor follows with lots of nutty coffee, vanilla oak, bourbon, and ridiculous amounts of booze notes. Seriously, why make it this high ABV? No reason for that. Aggressive booze thins things out a bit and gets in the way of what seems to be a nicely aged stout. Overall really nice, but just waaaaay too hot.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8824) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is soft, rich, intoxicating, oily, fudge, bounty bar, vanilla, salted caramel, rich roast and wood. The taste is rich, oily, dark chocolate, booze, wood, dark fruits, earth, wood, charred stuff, toasty vanilla, tar, alcohol warmth and some dark/dried fruits with a lingering earthy boost. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Pretty good stuff. Rich.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle shared in London - picked up in CA back in 2013. Pours clear deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has a bit of scorched wood, dark chocolate, burnt toffee. Medium to big sweet flavorbwith rich chocolate, brownies, vanilla. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with bittersweet cocoa, some earthy bitterness, toffee. Great stuff, good balance for the strength.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, dark tones, bourbon aromas. Chocolate, dark malts, bourbon, oak and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Black small tan head. Big chocolate aroma. Flavor is nice and chocolately with a big punch of bourbon.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (621) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle shared @ Dangerous Bottleshares #11. Big thanks to Brandon for sending me this! Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. Aromas of roast, fudge, caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, light port wine, vanilla. Taste is roasty, sweet licorice, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, savory notes, sweet tobacco, light heat. Damn, this is good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MotherBrother (800) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle shared with the Dangerous Crew. Thanks @Klimaet for sharing this beast. Pour dark brown/black, with a brown hue, nice alcohol lacing and a very small khaki head. Aroma has plenty of roasted coffee, sweet finish licorice, roasted malts, huge delicious bourbon vanilla and caramel, slightly bitter chocolate, charred oak. slightly "green" notes in the way back. Slight heat in the throat from this monster, as well as some booze. Tasty is pretty sweet, but has a solid roasted bitterness to it as well. Semi full and slick body, with a semi flat carbonation. I dig this.. Great stuff.


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