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Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra - Hangar 24 Brewery

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97
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448 Ratings
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 226
Gots: 167 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  16.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rtaps on 12-11-2011)
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Ratings: 448 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThickNStout:
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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle from jpaco47 (awesome extra, thanks man!!). Bottled 12/12. Served in an Ommegang tulip.

Pours jet black with barely even a film of tan "head" which is gone quickly and leaves no lace.

Smells of boubon, vanilla and oak.

It's a bourbon bomb, for sure. Huge oaky bourbon, vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, brandied dates and plenty of booze. Despite the noticable presence, it's smoothness belies the 15.8% abv tag. Good stuff.

Full, thick feel with just a hint of carbonation. Coats the tongue for a long sweet bourbony finish.

An excellent bourbon barrel aged stout. Compares quite favorably to BCBS so of you enjoy that, you really should try Pugachev's Cobra if you can.

ThickNStout, Feb 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Dark, rich, and strong. This is a beer to savor.

RobertConway, Nov 09, 2014
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BubalooBrewMaster, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

gregmoscetti, Dec 22, 2011
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freshflesh, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

warnerry, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Callmecoon, Dec 16, 2011
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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

mctizzz, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

aquazr1, May 24, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bman113vr for sharing this bottle at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is awesome. I get a ton of bourbon and raisins, as well as some chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is just as good, with a ton of barrel-aged character such as oak, whiskey, maple and vanilla. There is also a load of roasted malt and chocolate. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. An excellent barrel-aged Russian imperial stout. Very glad I got to try this one.

Mora2000, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

fenlop54, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mjtiernan, Jun 06, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +6%

PSU_Mike, Oct 09, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -48.4%

Meldoinski, Aug 27, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by nasty31 in a snifter

A - Dark chocolate brown with light maroon edges on the side

S - Bourbon, chocolate, light vanilla, light dark prune. Really bourbon forward in the nose

T - Vanilla, chocolate, lots of coffee, light sweet cream, and light bourbon in it. Finish is bitter coffee. Nice balance but definitely a bourbon forward beer!

M - Thick, chocolate body with creamy body. However the finish seems to be a bit astringent brought on by the booze and coffee flavors

O - This is a good beer overall.; however, there is so much bourbon in it that it slightly overpowers the rest of the beer

jeonseh, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kevwcamp, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

striker2160, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

acurtis, Sep 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

JasonFromLA, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Nickqb7, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

roostor07, Aug 25, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Substantially dark imperial stout - pour is very dark brown, black some light showing though. Very minimal head - clean - like reflective oil.

Very nice aromatics of very fine dark chocolate, roast, char, anise, bourbon-whiskey burn/tingle, wet barrel vanilla. Does not punch you in the face, great nuances.

Very dark - roast, char, burnt espresso, bitter dark chocolate, whiskey. Prominent notes of oaky vanilla, lingering bourbon sweetness burn, some ash. Very dry and bitter. Feels good - medium-full body, soft carbonation.

Outstanding barrel aged stout. This is great - very bold, bitter, and dry, yet very rich. The maple syrup serves more as a binding ingredient then a flavor - faint hints of it but can tell it is blending different flavors together. Lacks viscosity, otherwise outstanding.

timc100, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

weonfire, Apr 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Johnny58, Sep 02, 2013
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Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.