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Pugachev Royale - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Pugachev Royale
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 62
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  14.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pugachev Royale is a more developed version of Pugachev’s Cobra. We added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to a select few barrels of 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

(Beer added by: EB1 on 12-08-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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California

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08-06-2014 04:57:55 | More by zestar
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Texas

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California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

06-26-2014 05:54:41 | More by BillyStills
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California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-22-2014 19:54:28 | More by EB1
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California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-23-2014 03:58:07 | More by Blahstarr
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California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-21-2014 07:42:53 | More by whalewatchin
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California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

04-16-2014 21:05:28 | More by FrogOut69
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -8.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #117 of 450.

Appearance - Black and viscous, but not inky dark. No real head. A few bubbles and a thin collar.

Smell - Tons of chocolate. Vanilla. Bourbon and some fruity brandy. Very oaky.

Taste - Wow, it's boozy. Lots of milk chocolate. Bourbon. Strong oak. The brandy overwhelms the bourbon after a bit and brandy fruitiness lingers.

Mouthfeel - Extremely boozy. Harsh liquor. Heavy and sweet.

Overall - Very good, but a monster of a beer.

03-18-2014 01:54:15 | More by Alieniloquium
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

03-16-2014 23:28:58 | More by BGsWo22
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yoitsarch

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-02-2014 17:27:59 | More by yoitsarch
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largadeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

02-12-2014 02:40:44 | More by largadeer
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vacax

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

02-02-2014 00:14:32 | More by vacax
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sil1

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-31-2014 01:18:16 | More by sil1
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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-16-2014 18:33:59 | More by kscaldef
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California

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01-13-2014 07:20:15 | More by justincan
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IKR

California

4.66/5  rDev +2.9%

2013 Vintage

Appearance: Black with a small beige head that subsides to a beige ring. Only appears dark brown when held up to the light. solid lacing and legs observed.

Smell: Moderate brandy aromas and Bourbon aromas, mild brown sugar, and faint coffee/roasted malt aromas. The distinct brandy and bourbon bal-aging notes work for me. Upfront I get the brandy followed by the bourbon barrel notes.

Taste: Complex palate consisting of brandy/grape notes, mild Bourbon notes, mild brown sugar, mild roasted malt notes, and some mild vanilla and oak notes showing up. A very interesting combination. While the "regular" Pugachev can be a bit hot fresh, the extended aging did this one good resulting in a subdued alcohol presence, especially considering the 14.8% ABV.

Mouth-feel: On the heavy side of medium-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Spot on for the style.

Overall: I'm a fan of brandy barrel aged stouts when done right, and this beer does that along with some Bourbon bal-aging. A tasty complex palate along with a stellar nose. The only beer I'm planning to drink on the first day of 2014 and it was a fine choice.

01-01-2014 22:19:48 | More by IKR
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California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-31-2013 17:15:37 | More by vissai
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California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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California

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California

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Pugachev Royale from Hangar 24 Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.