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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 4.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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 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 (1182) - 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 (11211) - Where the wild whales are, 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 (6946) - 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 (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 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle... This beer lifts!Ö 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 theyíre doing. The bottle was provided by newcigarz. Thanks so much, Tony!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7878) - 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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (1965) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt (2374) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (1748) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3999) - 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.

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