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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (969) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (6612) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7177) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (2466) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle... This beer lifts!… Pours dark brown and sits black in my glass with no head. Aroma is a luxuriant swirl of vanilla, toasted coconut, brownies and maple syrup. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and faint carbonation. The flavor features rich, decadent, bittersweet mocha, vanilla and a boozy blend of bourbon and brandy. Molasses, liquor warmth and fudge stick around a good while after each sip. A world-class treatment of a world class imperial stout. These folks have proven time and again that they know what the heck they’re doing. The bottle was provided by newcigarz. Thanks so much, Tony!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2313) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle..Pour is black a tan head...Nose is chocolate dust, alcohol dark roast. , ...Taste is spice, tobacco, roast, dusty chocolate, sweet,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Rich, dark brown pour, nice brown head. Loads of fudge, light roast, vanilla, booze, charred oak with a nice mix of the two barrels. Tasty, tasty beer. Really glad to finally try this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9963) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark pour, heavy body, maple syrup and soy sauce sort of the like toppling goiath beer of this ilk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours dark brown with no head no swirls no lace.

Aroma: Bourbon, grahm cracker, vanilla.

Taste: Bourbon, roast, milk chocolate,booze for days. Oak.

Mouthfeel: Super warm. Full bodied, modest carbonation.

Overall: I like this considerable more than the already delicious Pugachev’s Cobra. Even more complex than how I can describe it in words, I’d rather drink this than any BCS any day. Let’s hope H24 ups the yield on this beer.

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