RATINGS: 261   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (4911) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Acquired in a trade. 750ML C&C enjoyed at 59 Degrees F in a snifter.

A - Pours a near midnight black. In the glass, pitch black, not viscous on the pour. 1 finger coffee colored head that fades almost instantly. Very interesting characteristics compared to other big stouts.

S - I can smell the bourbon as soon as the cork pops. In the glass, dark chocolate, heavy cocoa, freshly ground espresso beans dipped in chocolate. Lots of vanilla and heavy charred smokiness. Bourbon stays around for a while.

T - Wow. Up front, huge roasted dark malts. Smoked and chocolate malts. Some raisins and figs come through in the middle with a semi-sweet vanilla taste. The finish spicy licorice, coffee and cane sugar. Booziness sticks around.

M - The mouth feel is insane. The beer coats ever aspect of my mouth like a sip of bourbon. It tingles the front and middle of my tongue. Sticks around and remains chocolatey with booze. Heavy body, light carbonation.

O - This is an incredible beer. It’s not as great as BCBS or Damon or Speedway stout but, on its own, it stands strong and tastes fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1315) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Dark brown no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Heavy alcohol sand heat on the palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (7721) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, sweet maple, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and caramel. Malty flavor with maple and chocolate accents before a bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3508) - GREECE - MAR 29, 2017
750 ml bottle at home thanks to Mike!! Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted , chocolate, light coffee, mocha, dark dried fruits, vanilla, alcohol, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 26, 2017
This 750 ml corked and caged 13.8% ABV monster was brought to our epic beer tasting by grandson Nick Allen. It poured like used motor oil into my glass. Black and with a big brown frothy head. The nose on this is intense. It shows lots of chocolate, licorice, raisins, dates, dark ripe fruit, wood, and bourbon. Full in body the mouthfeel is thick and oily. The flavor brings every thing the aroma promised with the chocolate, licorice, raisins, dates, dark ripe fruit, wood, and bourbon all arriving but there is also vanilla, syrup, and coconut. A little warming heat shows up in the finish and there is coffee bitterness as well. This beer is fabulous with amazing complexity and depth. Thanks Nick, I guess i have to change my will

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10218) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Tap at Neighborhood in San Diego. Dark pour with a white ring head. Super boozy hot. Some wood. Vanilla. But too hot to appreciate fully.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1991) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle @ Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Color dark brown with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, wood. Taste sweet, chocolate, bourbon, malt, caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3988) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
February 18, 2017. Bottle at home, vintage 2012.
Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is malty and roasted with dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel, raisins, warming bourbon, oak and hints of toasted coconut . Taste is sweet, roasted bitterness, slight salty and warming. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Warming bourbon finish, bitter dark chocolate with a light dry feature, sweet caramel and raisin, licorice and spicy oak notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdmiralVernon (1185) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Loads of heavy and deep flavours like coffee, bourbon, toffee, bitter chocolate. Nice barrel aging! Overall a very nice BA stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1704) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle; pours black with a thin brown head; aroma is sweet and rich with chocolate, licorice, and vanilla with hints of bourbon, wood, and dark fruits; taste is equally rich with chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and vanilla with some wood, bourbon, and dark fruit notes; finish is dry with bitter chocolate and a some light alcohol warming; nicely done

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (6313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2017
On tap at Taste of Tops in Tempe. Black appearance with a light tan/brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, oak, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, roasted coffee, light maple syrup and a hint of dark fruits, Similar flavor, complex, rich and just delicious. Full body with a smooth, creamy feel. World class stuff here, folks.

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