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

Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's CobraBarrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra

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321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%


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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dbc5

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into 10 ounce Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout snifter.

A: Pours pitch black with a brown head. Pour appears a bit thin relative to other bourbon barrel stouts. Musters a 1 finger head, which is impressive for a beer of this alcohol. However, there is a somewhat cola-like quality to the foam. A bit odd.

S: Smells awesome. Waves of bourbon, melted milk chocolate, and vanilla. As it warms a bit and opens up, the chocolate really starts to showcase itself and some caramel and brown sugar make an appearance.

T: Really nice beer. Not an overpowering bourbon presence, but enough to let you know this spent some time in a barrel. Sweet milk chocolate is prevalent in the flavor like it is in the nose. Molasses, vanilla, some brown sugar qualities, and to be honest, the bourbon is asserting itself a bit more as this one sits for some time. Alcohol warmth is apparent in the throat. A pretty nice level of sweetness for my personal tastes.

M: Mild carbonation. There is a sticky, silky, coating character that I really like. If I could critique any aspect of the beer, it is that I would prefer a slightly thicker mouthfeel, but this isn't thin by any means.

O: I really like this beer. I didn't have incredibly high expectations, although I certainly was looking forward to this one. My expectations were easily exceeded and I will be looking to acquire additional bottles when I have the chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 02:16:51 | More by dbc5
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Nice classic looking big imperial stout. Black walnut and very dark body color, a head of dark mocha espresso chocolate brown forms maybe a finger tall, but settles to a very dark same colored collar. Nice sheen top without being filmy and some nice legs compliment.

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Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.