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

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

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539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.17%
Wants: 260
Gots: 225 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  16.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: rtaps on 12-11-2011

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Photo of jroberts8811
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is intensely hot and boozy. This also cuts at the mouthfeel a touch. In general, a huge bourbon quality, vanilla, and dark chocolate.

It leans towards the quality of the 14+% ABV imperial stouts, but lacks in execution.

Photo of lunarbrew
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage. Served in a snifter 2/22/2015.

A- Dark brown bodied, nearly pitch black. Half finger mocha head without much retention time. No lacing.

S- Decadent chocolate, bourbon, oak, licorice, vanilla. Smells delicious. This is one of the best smelling bourbon stouts I've had in a long time.

F- A bit limited in terms of the depth of the flavour; but plenty of bourbon flavours without the heat. The chocolate is there, but it is in the background as is the oak and vanilla. It has quite a bit of actual smoky, sweet bourbon flavour. It's alright, but I was expecting more based on how it smells. Still, a very tasty stout that isn't overwhelmingly sweet.

M- Medium bodied, a bit on the thinner side but not Black Tuesday thin. Good carbonation. Finish is a slightly drying and soothing bourbon flavour with a touch of oak. No heat at all, which is impressive on a 18.9% ABV beer.

O- Pretty good; smells a lot like Black Gold 2014 does, but falls a bit short as far as the depth of the flavours go. It's overall a bit muted, but what it does provide is quite tasty.

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jennille
3.49/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trippytbta
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rubenjr
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tickingtimebomb
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SierraFlight
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kdown
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brihon
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacQ32
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As good as any bourbon barrel aged stout that I've had

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had a 2014 bottle last night, the alcohol was far too hot. I can see this being an incredible beer after sitting for awhile.

Photo of samtrillo
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nose of rich dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some booze.

On the taste, you can for sure taste the alcohol, 19% is unmistakable, but it's overwhelmingly smooth. Rich dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla and bourbon meld to create a liquor feel and taste. Highest ABV ived had for a beer and it was delicious. Luckily I only had 5oz.

Photo of tripelhops
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BostonBrewRu
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tbone1384
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScottJWing
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jshusc
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.