RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
PUGACHEV’S COBRA: The brainchild of Victor Pugachev -- not for the faint of heart. Pilot suddenly raises the aircraft nose to near vertical before dropping back to attack mode.

Get ready for an assault on your senses with PUGACHEV’S COBRA, an intense Russian Imperial Stout. This rich, black beauty with a thick caramel head is bursting with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits, while flavors of chocolate-covered plum, sweet malt, bourbon, and roasted coffee explode on your pallet. Three different dark roasted malts and rich maple syrup are combined in a truly unique brewing process to create complexity and depth. Once fermented, it’s then aged for eight months in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. This powerful concoction is designed to be enjoyed now with friends or cellared to perfection and savored in the years to come.


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jbruner (4691) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours an opaque black from the cork and cage bomber, thin tan brown head and moderate lace. Aroma of big sweet maple notes with hints of bourbon and chocolate. Taste follows, huge barrel and maple notes, thick and viscous. Boozy for sure, but awesome.

Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Pours black with a small brown head that fades and leaves behind an oily cap. AROMA: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenols, caramel, dark bitter chocolate, light cinnamon, rubber, honey, faint dry tobacco, very faint red berries, char, smokey, slight herbs, hop oil spice, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and roasty. TASTE: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, moderate spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenolic, caramel, bitter dark chocolate, light cinnamon, herbs, honey, very faint red berries, char, smokey, lightly, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and mellow bitterness. AFTER TASTE: dark rich malt, vanilla, blond coffee, lightly bitter hops, dark bitter chocolate, mellow bourbon notes and smokey with a medium thick sweet roasty spiced finish

Stuu666 (13092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle at the xmas tasting. Pours black, nose is coconut, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, taste is rich, sweet, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, coconut.

Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 6, 2016
2015 bottle says 13.5%. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, maple, bourbon, chocolate, and licorice.

GlasgowTAD (1768) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Owen! Pours pitch black with a small brown head which soon recedes. Aroma is oak, vanilla, roast malts, molasses. Taste is vanilla sweet, oak, roasty, coffee, sugar sweet.

allmyvinyl (10486) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aromas of wood, whisky, chocolate. Taste is boozy and thin, faint chocolate. Thin finish.

cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
bottle at home .. dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate roast ... massive roast .. big bourbon .. dark chocolate nose .. dark roast malts .. rich chocolate .. massive malts .. big chocolate roast ... big bourbon ... dark roast ... dry woody roast

Boutip (6321) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon with some woody notes, residual sugar notes and chocolate notes is quite powerful. Taste is a complex mix of bourbon, wood, vanilla, sugar and chocolate notes with light fruity notes is not for the faint of heart. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with some alcohol being clearly identifiable. Solid beer but maybe a tad unbalanced and a little bit too sweet for my taste.

sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
75cl bottle @ Finissons ces pétroles tasting, merci Antoine. Brune foncée, quasi noire, col fin café au lait. Arôme est pugnace offrant de belles effluves maltées, chocolaté à souhait, avec un super rendu Bourbon; entre boisé chêne US et vanillé. Palais est épais, complexe, très américain stout dans l’approche, chocolaté, malt caramel, et une douce note de vanille. Fin caramel avec en retrait, un côté plus cristal qui apporte une touche de fruité noir et finemetn épicé.

Lubiere (13772) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2016
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of bourbon barrel notes, woody notes,licorice notes, dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice bitter sweet chocolate with coffee grind, musty character, light bourbon barrel notes, woody notes, licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. Bottle at Matt’s.

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