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

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BA SCORE
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559 Ratings
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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 267
Gots: 243 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  16.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rtaps on 12-11-2011

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Ratings: 559 | Reviews: 87
Photo of blindpiggie
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bp123
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronricorossi
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great BA stout, though doesn't distinguish itself from the pack. Stands among, though not apart from, the elite BA stouts.

Photo of beerinmybelly
3.87/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rhong187
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frumious_Bandersnatch
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bellcap
4.87/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Radome
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review of 2013 vintage, tasted from the tap at the brewery in late 2014.

A - Pitch black, no head except tiny tan ring. Big legs. Some lacing.
S - Plums, bourbon, vanilla, coconut. Coffee roast in background. Very clean.
T - Great blend of espresso and bourbon. Lots of vanilla, coconut. Mostly dry finish.
M - Medium body. Low prickly alcohol. Strong alcohol and hops burn.
O - A top notch beer that highlights both RIS and the barrel character in perfect balance.

I was fortunate enough to taste the 2012 vintage side-by-side with 2013. I found them very similar, but the 2012 was slightly thinner and sweeter. It seemed to balance more toward bourbon and less espresso than the 2013.

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4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Thanks Joseph for this and all the other amazing beers!!! I think I was a little beer'd out at this point and this probably deserves a better rating, especially since I didn't even notice the crazy abv...

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4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Btip1969
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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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.

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Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.