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Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev Royale

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 4.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 489   ABV: 16.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pugachev Royale is a more developed version of Cobra. We added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to a select few barrels of Pugachev’s Cobra during its eight months in Bourbon Barrels, then transferred it to brandy barrels for an additional 10 months of aging. Royale displays sweet, ripe fruit notes doused with incredible chocolate aromatics. This is a truly decadent beer to be saved for a special occasion, and will evolve in the cellar for years to come. Approximately 400 hand-numbered 11.2 oz bottles will be available in the Tasting Room only. Purchases of Royale will be limited to one per guest.
2013: 14.8% ABV


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2954) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a fleeting brown head. Dark brown pour sweet chocolate and caramels bouquet. Sweet with big caramels, booze, chocolates, vanilla, and oak. Good mouthfeel. A bit think the body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (910) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle with huge thanks to Mike! @Fermentoren. Pours a pitch black with a small, brown head. Aroma has huge candy, dark dried fruits, gunpowder, molasses, vanilla, nice booze, roasty malts, coffee, salt, bourbon, chocolate. Taste is sweet with sticky caramel candy all over. Really tasty! Full body and very low carbonation. Has some cough syrup as well!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (537) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle - Pours dark black with a tan head. Lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate in the nose. Taste is more bourbon, malty, fudgy chocolate, vanilla, coconut, and oak.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared at pre-CBC tasting at Fermentoren, thanks Mike. pitch black pour with mocha lacings. Nose is super sweet, lots of maple. Taste is smooth, maple syrup, coffee and some savoury notes. Tasty!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt (1550) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Rating #1400 Bottle shared by Mike! A big thanks for this! Pours black with a beige lacing. Aroma of marshmallow, vanilla, butterscotch, fudge, weak gunpowder, sweet brandy, coffee, dark sweet fruits and some molasses. The taste is sweet and has nice notes of vanilla, dry barrel, marshmallow, some liquorice, caramel, fudge, dark sweet fruits, chocolate, weak savory and just very mellow. Nice, smooth and complex!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2015 Bottle shared at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Big fucking thanks to Mike Arquines for bringing this! Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, marshmallows, vanilla, gunpowder, burned wood, molasses, fudge, light alcohol, salt licorice. Taste is mellow as fuck, caramel, fudge, a salty almost umami-like side to it, sweet licorice, vanilla, light cocoa, coconut, light heat, dry woody notes. This beer is VERY special. So good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a very dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong wood, roasted malts, chocolate, brandy. Thick mouth, chewy, dark chocolate, bourbon, very sweet, really enjoyed this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6983) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at Solar Eclipse Odense tasting. 2014 edition. It pours opaque black with a small beige head. Huge oaky and vanilla based aroma with lots of fruity Brandy notes. Some roasted and tobacco pouch notes. The flavor is very amazed by the barrels. Great vanilla and ripe fruity notes. Huge roasted malts and some bitter hoppy notes. A true sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (2385) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at Solar Eclipse, Odense. Black body with a small offwhite head. Roasted malt, vanilla, light cocoa, bourbon, chocolate. Dark fruits, bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, light alcohol notes. Well balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Solar Eclipse Odense, 2015. Pours Black with A White head. Coconut, roast, bourbon, coffeeshops, chocofanter. Sweet and vinous. Balanced. Yes!!! Warming alcohol.


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