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Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev Royale

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 4.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 489   ABV: 16.3%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Hackobock. Pours black with a small mocha head leaving both some sparse trace and prominent legs on the glass. Smell is intense, malty, fruity and boozy with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, butterscotch hard candy, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, raisins in rum, dried cherries, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty, malty, fruity and boozy. Mouthfeel is fat, oily, viscous, round, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, roasted coconut, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, ammonium chloride, raisins in rum, fruity slightly dry sherry, minerals and brandy/bourbon alcohol. Compared to the regular version this almost feels dry. Reminds me of a complex sherry. More sophisticated than the original but also more challenging requiring more time and consideration to appreciate. Tasty but I think I prefer the simpler decadent original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at VT campground session. Pours black with a light brown head. Light lacing. Smell and taste of rich bourbon, dark chocolate, dark malt, licorice, brown sugar, and misc dark fruits. Not overly hot at 14% somehow. Layered with flavors, maybe a little too sweet but what do you expect with this style and the ingredients. Body is medium to full with light carb. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2041) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
12 oz bottle. 575/1209. Light spirit. Brandy flavor without the Brandy boozy. Oaky. Woodsy. Very smooth, especially for the claimed 14.8%. Full body although the carbonation seemed a bit light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Bottle. Pours black tan head - Nose/taste of brandy, bourbon, maple syrup, oak, baked brownie, chocolate and vanilla - medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (5269) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with a touch of tan head. Heavy dark malt aromas, heavy barrel aromas. Dark chocolate, brandy, bourbon, sweet tones and vanilla sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3083) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (1147) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (569) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1582) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt (1763) - 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!

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