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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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%


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DaBaum (1) - Solana Beach, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
Really.....you guys (in the Midwest sense) are more pretentious then the wine weenies....this is a freaking tasty, dark, slug of a beer. Period.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Acustenginerd (1) - Torrance, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
Have had this one 2 times. At bottle release on tap and purchased 6 bottles (3 were stolen :( ). Very boozy. Smooth. Has a slight licorice nose. One of the deepest beers I have had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
danrcook (24) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (2796) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle No 407 2012 vintage Thnx to dennoman ! Pours black, good brown foam fades fast Roasted malts, bourbon , dark fruits in the smell Taste is very full , thick body , roasted malts, vanilla, oak, tannines, Perfect carbonation . Not that different than others, tastewise , but just very intense , and supperior quality . I love this ! Epic thanx, dennis !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (267) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2013 Black with tan head that dissipates. Bittersweet and milk chocolate, pronounced hazelnut, earthy espresso that carries into a long dry finish. Very faint heat for a beer this size.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
On tap at Hangar 24. Super dark with a slight brown tint. Nice bourbon aroma. I could smell this thing all day. Flavor is a amazing. Chocolate, coffee, a slight roast. Has a dry finish which is really nice. Very nicely done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Errl (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle thanks to bman) Pour is dark with a dark tan head..Nose is Wow. Vanilla, bourbon, oak ,coffee, roasty, pecan, maple, almonds..Taste is Mother of God, hazelnuts, candied pecans, bourbon, wet oak, vanilla, chocolate, licorice, sweetness, caramel..palate is amazing

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
After having one other barrel roll and not being impressed I was hoping this wouldnít let me down and, it didnít. A treat. The pour is dark black with a filthy brown head. The nose is just like I like a bourbon stout to be, booze bomb. Big vanilla, chocolate, licorice, whiskey, coffee, toffee, coconut, cherries, leather. The taste is high sweet and low bitter with a nice sweet finish. The texture is silky smooth, creamy, big body and a long finish. Really good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oneinchaway (4) - Tarzana, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Pours a deep pitch black with low brown carbonation. Smell is of strong maple and vanilla. Flavor starts with a rush of maple & vanilla as it then flows into the chocolate and ends with a coffee finish. Overall this beer, to me, is a near perfect imperial stout and ranks among my top 2 of all time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle #67 of 8856 shared with Deanso thanks to trade with Alen. Pours near black with a minimal tan head. Aroma of strong bourbon/vanilla, chocolate, maple syrup, overripe dark fruits, oak and booze. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Fairly chewy and oily in the mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!


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