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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 4.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 489   ABV: 16.3%
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Pugachev Royale is a more developed version of Cobra. We added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to a select few barrels of Pugachevís 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bob Grider poured me his royale (royale). It runs in our blood, That kind of stout that I just love It gives a different kind of buzz. Let me be your ruler (ruler), You can call me King P. And barrel Iíll roll, Iíll roll, Iíll roll, Iíll roll. Let me sip that fantasy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (5990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to trade with Alen. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of wood, bourbon but softened by the additional brandy barrel aging, milk chocolate, caramel and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Fudge and molasses coming out in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. This is absolutley amazing stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle with mega-thanks to Alen! Shared in the early stages of the Homer "welcome to California tasting. Pours opaque black with a tiny tan head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, brandy I guess as well. chocolate, molasses, roasty malts, dark sugars. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, strong bourbon, lots of vanilla here as well. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This is a darn nice beer, but it is not surprising given how good Cobra is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtDan (1796) - 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 Pugachevís Cobra. Even more complex than how I can describe it in words, Iíd rather drink this than any BCS any day. Letís hope H24 ups the yield on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deanso (5969) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Sample courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. An awesome brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2953) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle #170/450, 2013 vintage. Small bottle sample, thnx to Kermis for leaving me some. Pours a headless pitch black beer, no carbonation but that could be because the recapping. Aroma is exactly how I want my BA imp to smell. Full sweet aroma of chocolate, barrel, oak, mocha, vanilla and massive wood. Flavor is rather sweet, boozy and has big influences of chocolate and mocha in the back. Burning alcohol sensation when swallowed. Oily texture. Lovely brew for sure! Liquid epicness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jobusrum (22) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle into wine glass. Wonderful chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roast, and bittersweet aroma, pitch black with small tan that dissipates fairly quickly. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, hint of vanilla, slightly oaky, some coffee, and dark fruits. Starts off something fierce with the chocolate, finishes nice, with a slight burn. Very complex, think I could do with a little less chocolate, so not as sweet, but an excellent treat overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (12650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared at The Bruery - massive thanks to GT for procuring and sharing this one. Pours oily black-brown with a fine, creamy beige head. The nose holds dark malts, chocolate, burnt wood and honey. Medium sweet flavor with oily chocolate, further honey, wood, light alcohol presence and burnt toffee. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, lightly woody, with more oily chocolate, modest earthy bitterness, vanilla, toffee, toasty barrel. Very deep and layered. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (2370) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Bytemesis! Thanks! Nose is strong bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, lots of chocolate. Taste is also strong chocolate and vanilla. a touch of booze with some smooth alcohol warming, never hot or harsh. Vanilla really comes through as it warms. Wow, what a beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1837) - 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,

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