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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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%


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.

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

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Acustenginerd (3) - 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 (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.

4.8
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (5200) - 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 (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Padron4KM (763) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2015
750 ml bottle, 2015 edition. Inky black, thin tan head, thick rings of lace.
Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, oak, charred wood, smoke, vanilla, prunes. Maple syrup emerges as it warms.
Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, oak, smoke, creamy coffee, dark fruit, bourbon, some maple on the finish.
Soft carbonation and creamy mouth-feel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5726) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
So after friends drank my 2013 bottle and filled it with water creating a good joke, I was pissed, to say the least. I arranged a new bottle and they paid the bottle and shipment back (around Ä35 a person, which they were quite shocked about afterwards... Who laughs last...) So itís time to open the 2014 (#9453/11220) bottle which is also higher in ABV, yay... The kvlt Chouffe glass is as always present: Black beer. Brown head. The nose has some incredible rich tones of chocolate, vanilla, molasses, fudge, sweet roast, mocha, light wood roast, light raisin, liquor and an earthy sprinkle... Great balanced dominating roast, whiskey and chocolate tones. Incredible! The flavour is very subtle for almost 19%ABV! Light and soft alcohol burn with some roast, bourbon, mocha, fudge, cookies, chocolate, light vanilla, wood roast, some cacoa, some bitters, light earthy and a caramel sprinkle. Very nice! Aftertaste is roasty, light spice, bourbon, some chocolate, bitters, wood roast, some mocha... Low carbo, light creamy light spiced mouthfeel, close to full body. Very very nice beer! Wonderful aroma and great flavours. Tasty!

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.


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