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Pugachev Royale - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Pugachev Royale
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 7.49%
Wants: 86
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  14.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

INSANE!!!! The only word I can use to sum up this brew. So much vanilla marshmallow flavor! Like bourbon soaked marshmallow brownies. Too good. I actually liked it better than the mocha. A must have. This was my first time at puga fest but I was able to try from both tap and bottle(my bottle). Crazy good. Smell is of vanilla,dark chocolate, fudge,and marshmallow. Taste almost exactly like it smells only little bit more milk chocolate. Mouthfeel was spot on just a perfect barrel aged stout!!! WOW

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

Amazing

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was so happy to experience this beer again this year. Only one bottle last year and cried when it was gone. I only wish the bottles were bigger.

Poured into a tulip. Very dark, dark brown, not quite black. A little thick but not syrupy. Light tan head that lasted a while. Coats the glass nicely like a rich port.

The aroma is nothing short of breathtaking. Big rich fudge brownies, vanilla, roasted malts & light boozy notes. I just wanna keep my nose in this with a big smile on my face.

On the palate, much like the aroma, baked fudge brownies dipped in booze. Vanilla, marshmallows, toffee, caramel. The bourbon & brandy aging blend together very well to produce a single liquor flavor of its own that further enhance the over all experience. Boozy, but smooth and not producing much undesirable ABV heat. The flavors continue to burst as it warms. Silky mouthfeel with zero astringency.

This beer easily falls on my personal top 5 beers of all time. I can't believe it hasn't lit up the trade forums with whale status. Maybe in time. If you're into big rich heavenly stouts and have the opportunity to taste or acquire a bottle, get on it. You won't be disappointed.

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Pugachev Royale from Hangar 24 Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.