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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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BA SCORE
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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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oline73

Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours thick like motor oil. Black as night with hardly any head.

Smell: Super sweet with a mild soy sauce/dessert wine note. Lots of roasted malt sweetness.

Taste: This beer is extremely sweet and quite hot. I'm getting a ton of roasted malt along with some dark fruit and caramel. Reminds me of candy.

Mouthfeel: The body is syrupy and coats the mouth. Tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this one could have been more refined. It has already been aged around year, but some more time might have helped. I don't think I need more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:25:46 | More by oline73
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kojevergas

Texas

3.14/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Tackling this beast by myself to celebrate success at work. It will be difficult, but I'll persevere. Bottle #2587/5360. 2012 vintage. 15.8% ABV according to the label. 750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a New Belgium stem-goblet (the label's recommended vessel) in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are through the roof given its current rating.

Served straight from the fridge but allowed to warm very substantially (to room temperature) over the course of extended consumption. Initially side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated, but as I poured it became obvious that no head was going to develop, so I finished pouring quite vigorously.

I like the label, but it betrays a poor understanding of English: "...explode on your pallet." 'Pallet' is not to be confused with 'palate', you imbeciles.

Paired with salted hard pretzels.

Cork came loose easily. Not much pop as I removed it.

A: Pours a half finger tan colour head of disappointing thickness, nice cream, and decent retention considering the high ABV (~40 seconds). No lacing whatsoever. Body colour is a nontransparent opaque solid black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Par for the style. The head isn't as rich or dark as I expected.

Sm: Raisin, chocolate, chocolate malt, caramel, licorice, alcohol/booze/heat, sweet malts, malt syrup, vanilla, oak, bourbon, molasses, light tobacco, and buried plum. More blandly executed than that hefty list of flavours makes it sound; it has plenty of diverse flavours, but I still wouldn't call it complex per se. A bit messy. Lacks subtlety. Appealing, but not masterful. A strong aroma.

T: Licorice, chocolate, bourbon, oak, and hints of vanilla. Heavy caramel. Heavy tobacco too - as heavy on tobacco as any imperial stout I've ever had. (I actually coughed from it on the first sip). Lurking alcohol booziness lies beneath the surface, but I wouldn't say it has heat. It's the flavour of alcohol sans the effect. Buried dark plum. Unwelcome bitterness. Very messy; especially where its sweetness/bitterness balance is concerned. Dark malts provide the foundation but get beaten and bombarded by the imbalanced flavours. Each note is bold and impacting without integrating well into the beer as a whole. I don't get any coffee; maybe some cold-pressed coffee without any roast or real java notes. It's messily, sloppily built for the style. Lacks the refined masterful character of great examples of the style. Aimless. Complex merely because of the haphazardly added ingredients. No subtlety whatsoever. It's enjoyable for what it is, but there is little craft here.

Mf: Syrupy and viscous. Thick. Smooth and wet. Too thick; entirely too much viscosity. Bleh. Bludgeons the palate. Overcarbonated to boot. Heavy on sugar. Awful palate presence. Overwhelming.

Dr: Hrm. It doesn't demand sipping, but the alcohol is certainly punishing. I expected a far better beer, but this is a mess. I will have trouble finishing this by myself - both because of the limited quality and because of the ABV (which is obvious and unconcealed while drinking it). A decent effort from Hangar 24, but I do not understand its current rating. Difficult to drink. A decent imperial stout, but I wouldn't get it again. A severe disappointment from Hangar 24.

C+

Gets better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 05:52:21 | More by kojevergas
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by GT. Thanks man.

The beer is near black with a thin beige head. The aroma offers roast, barrels, booze, chocolate. The flavor imparts chocolate and heavy bourbon, exceeding the aroma. Quite nice. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Tasty beer. Heat in the finish. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 03:36:24 | More by Huhzubendah
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Stoutish

California

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Popped the cork on this bad boy, immediately stuck my nose to the bottle, Poured THICK black into a Stout glass. Impressive pour with a standard RIS head. Lacing dropped very quick. Smells of Malt, Cocoa, Maple, Anise. First sip at 50 degrees, I knew this was a RIS that wouldn't compare. Best flavor after warming to about 55 little spice, touches of Caramel, toffee, Chocolate. Overall warmed me up quite a bit. I absolutely love the limited release. Pugachevs is a contender, and a must for us stout lovers!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 19:09:22 | More by Stoutish
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notchucknorris

California

4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

December 2012 #5065 of 5360

A: Pours a thick black color with a thin mocha colored head. Definitely shows some legs in the glass.

S: Smells amazing. Toasted oak, chocolate covered hazelnuts, rye, bourbon, powdered chocolate and some faint dark fruit. Hints of charred wood as well.

T: In the words of Marv Albert- Ohhh myyyy! This stuff is awesome. Rich chocolate and dark fruit flavors upfront with roasted malt, chocolate covered cherry and brownie batter. Hints of anise, bourbon and burnt cocoa on the finish. You can tell this is a strong beer as you're drinking it, but nothing near 16% shows here. Incredibly smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 08:19:49 | More by notchucknorris
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ikantspel

California

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bottle #51

served into a hangar 24 barrel roll snifter

pours black cola color with a small head and fat lacing that quickly falls back down into the glass

boubon, vanilla, coffee bean, burned oak, and malt in the nose. robust alcohol presence

starts with a oaky malt taste that transitions into a sweet vanilla, finishes smoothly into a cofffee bean aftertaste.

mouthfeel isnt as heavy as i thought.

overall stouts aint really my thing, but this a beer that can change a man

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 03:51:12 | More by ikantspel
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IKR

California

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage, 15.8% ABV

Appearance: Black with a small beige head that subsides to a beige ring. noticed some lacing and legs.

Smell: Moderate Bourbon, brown sugar, coffee/roasted malt aromas, and mild vanilla notes.

Taste: A balanced palate of Bourbon, roast malts, brown sugar, tannic oak notes, and mild vanilla. The beer finishes with the bourbon notes,some roast malts, oak notes and a hint of vanilla. There's an alcohol presence in the finish but to my tastes it's not obtrusive for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium-bodied with a good level of carbonation, especially considering the ABV and bal-aging. For an IS it is fairly thin-bodied. The body is not that big of an issue for me, but I can see why some were bothered by the body of the beer.

Overall: A very good bal-aged RIS. The bal-aging elements are very apparent, but it also has a roast malt/coffee presence lacking in some big bal-aged stouts. Good fresh, but this will likely become epic with some aging.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 22:23:42 | More by IKR
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stemless snifter.

Big thanks to SubpoenaDeuces for this bottle!

Bottle #1549/3495. So the name apparently refers to an aerial maneuver wherein the pilot brings the plane's nose suddenly vertical and drops it back down, all the while maintaining constant altitude. The more you know.

This stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a half-finger of sienna foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, deep dark chocolate, bourbon, and light char. A faint whiff of booze makes itself known... The taste brings in more of the same, along with some molasses and the knowledge that that light boozy smell foreshadowed some major alcoholic heat. It doesn't detract all that much from things, but it does occasionally get in the way a bit. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a dry finish. Overall, a very tasty barrel-aged stout, one that seems to be held back only by its latent heat. Given a bit more time (hell, I held off for several months!), this will probably be pretty damn fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 01:51:03 | More by TMoney2591
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Florida9

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

# 1549

A: Dark brown in color; almost black, but not quite there. Forms a (surprisingly) fizzy cola-like head that quickly fizzes away. No lacing.

S: Smell is very sweet and alcoholic. Heavy notes of molasses and brown sugar. Some bourbon. Maple syrup and chocolate, both to a lesser extent.

T: Rather sweet tasting. Molasses, raisin, dark fruits, and chocolate. Lighter notes of oak and vanilla. Exceedingly hot and alcoholic on the finish with an onslaught of fusel spice.

M: On the lighter side of heavy with lower carbonation and a minimal bitterness. However, this one is hot, hot, hot and burns harshly in the mouth.

O: Sweet and hot. If that's you're thing, this is your beer. However, I found this one to be just too hot, too rough, and lacking balance. Does have a very appealing aroma, though.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 13:48:46 | More by Florida9
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from jedwards a while back. Cheers for the trade man. A pleasure.

From a 750 into a snifter
Bottled December 2011
Bottle 443 of 3495

APPEARANCE: A black pour yields a one finger, medium looking, fluffy, tan head with decent retention. Head quickly fades to a foamy ring only. Black body with higher levels of carbonation. A ring remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass. A little too carbonated and the lacing was just too average.

SMELL: Big nose with lots of barrel and booze. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate and oak all over the place. Some roasted malts and dark chocoalte from the base beer try to show through, but they're having trouble competing with the barrel aging. This is definitely a BA fan's favorite.

TASTE: Lots of bourbon, oak and booze up front, with dark chocolate and roasted malts in there as well. Very flavorful for sure. A monster aftertaste of bourbon barrel, oak and vanilla again, milk and dark chocolate, roasted, burnt malts and some nice sweet molasses. Caramel notes in there, as well as lots of alcohol. This is extremely big, flavorful and complex, though just a touch too boozy for top marks.

PALATE: Lighter, thinner body and medium levles of carbonation. Prickly on the palate, a little watery as well, goes down slightly harsh and burns after the swallow, finishing quite sticky. Heat lingers on the palate. Too light, prickly and harsh really, though that might be expected from such a big, barrel aged beer.

OVERALL: This was huge. Big and boozy for sure, but also very complex and interesting. I will admit I was disappointed with the feel on this one, which was definitely too light, thin and harsh to really be enjoyable. It is actually the feel that is holding me back from rounding up and cellaring a few of these for 8-10 years, as that is how long it will probably take for the heat to mellow. If the feel were more impressive and the heat more restrained, this would be a world class beer. No question. As it is now, it's a one and done, as even if I cellared some for a half decade, the feel would still hold it back. Regardless, I would gladly try another batch of this, or another big beer from these guys. Fun stuff. Cheers again jedwards!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 13:43:49 | More by Jeffo
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 04:12:45 | More by Mora2000
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comfortablynumb1

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a H24 Barrel Roll series snifter...

A - Pours black with a one finger light brown head that dissipates at a fairly hasty rate. Lacing is minimal...

S - chocolate, sweet malts, dark fruit, and alcohol...

T - Chocolate up front with caramel and molasses in the mix. A hint of plums come through with oak/vanilla and bourbon in the finish. Very tasty. Alcohol is pretty subdued considering the abv...

M - Drinks really smooth for a large beer. On the higher end of medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbontation...

O - H24 comes through with another huge offering, and it doesn't disappoint. Looking foward to visiting this one again with a little time on it...

Cheers...

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 00:01:09 | More by comfortablynumb1
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Alex!

A - Pours black, cream-colored head, bubbles, thin collar.

S - Fudge, chocolate, booze, oak, toasted nuts. The alcohol is really well-hidden for 16.5%, which is very impressive. Very rich and decadent, chocolate cake with a bourbon side.

T - Similar to the nose, but perhaps even better. The chocolate dessert aspect mixed with the oak and bourbon work well for this beer. For being so young, I'm really impressed with the booze notes...I think this has even more room to smooth out over the next year or two. Finish is chocolate brownies and booze.

M - Full body, nice carbonation, rich and smooth, creamy finish.

O - Although you know the booze is there, in smaller doses, this beer is very well-done. It's not like anyone is going to be able to put back a whole bottle, but split between friends, this one is a winner. I hope to have again once the booze smooths out even more. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 17:12:07 | More by Sean9689
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Bobby (t0rin0). Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving off-white foam settles to a thin collar, some wispy patches, and a few spots of lace. Opaque near-black body.

S - Dark chocolate, whiskey, toasted grains, anise, roasted malts, caramel, a touch of dark fruits. There's a very BCS-esque vibe in terms of the flavor profile, but dialed up to 11. Alcohol seems to have mellowed since I had last had this two months ago.

T - Again, lots of dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted grains, and a surprising biscuit note. Unfortunately the massive 16.5% shows up in the flavor far more readily than in the aroma - blind I might have guessed 14-15%, but I'm not sure that's a huge compliment.

M - Medium-full body, lower carbonation, smooth texture, with a lightly tannic finish. There's some warming alcohol present, but it'd be a tad strange if there wasn't.

D - This was quite good, albeit still a tad boozy. The alcohol isn't unreasonable for the listed 16.5%, but a few more months would probably do this beer some good. That being said it's quite enjoyable and has come a long way over the last few months. Best shared with friends.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 14:50:47 | More by MasterSki
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FosterJM

California

3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1128th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750 Ml C/C

2011 Release
Bottle #2593/3495

Served at cellar temp

App- A super dark brown with a one finger head. A dark brown head with zero lace and zero cling.

Smell- Much more of the plum on the nose. Had more chocolate with some creme notes. A bit of the coffee comes in next with some whispy booze. It's full on the nose with a ton of aromatics. Bourbon, Vanilla, Chocolate, Oak. Many things but something was just off to me.

Taste- Not as smooth or as good as BT but it's a very well done large ABV stout. The dark fruits really come in 1st and the segway into more of the chocolate and coffee flavors. Moves into the bourbon and wood flavors. It's good. Not as smooth as I was hoping for.

Mouth- A more of a medium bodied big stout vs smooth. The carbonation level was a bit prickly vs creamy. The residual notes are of vanilla, chocolate and plums.

Drink- It's a nice beer. I applaud the effort. I don't think most people are trying to do these monsters and I think Pugachevs was more than a valiant effort. I would like another bottle and I think age will help.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 18:34:08 | More by FosterJM
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2beerdogs

California

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this gem at the Bruery Provision store.
A. Solid incolor, very deep drk brown, almost no head

Nose. Pleasing, not strong, Some sugars, maybe maple meets caramel.
Taste. Fantastic. I got a lot of the usual...carameil, chocolate, maple, hint of roast, but the interesting thing I found in the background was a hint of dried, dark fruit. Nose did not hint to ths much great flavor.

Mouth. I expected a bit more of a full feeling, but did not detact from this great drink.

well, I finally got to try this one, but now I want to get a few bottles. I hear this is where the adventure begins, for they did not bottle a ton of it. But I have hope...

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 20:13:45 | More by 2beerdogs
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Rich.

Black body that looks surprisingly thin for the ABV, especially after the Hunahpu's that preceded it. Minimal carbonation with a small tan head.

Big toasted coconut nose backed by a lot of raw alcohol. Notes of almond liqueur, alcohol, chocolate, alcohol, and alcohol. This has some great aromas buried beneath the nostril burning heat.

Tastes unabashedly boozy but it does have some nice flavors. Toasted coconut and chocolate are dominant, along with a bit of almond. It essentially tastes like Almond Joy dissolved in everclear. The body is a tad thin for the monstrous ABV. Finishes with booze, chocolate, oak, and booze. Not necessarily a bad beer, just be prepared for the onslaught of heat.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 00:39:31 | More by largadeer
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Murrhey

Montana

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had poured on tap at the Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA. Poured in a 5 oz tulip glass. Reviewed from notes. Part of a flight.

A- Thin mocha head. Came with no real retention. Lacing was big and fluffy.

S- Chocolate, very strongly. Also some vanilla and something darker, like asphalt.

T- Super chocolatey, with bourbon and vanilla notes. Possibly some caramel as well.

M- Thick and very smooth. Like chocolate syrup.

O- My girlfriend could drink this one, and she hates beer. So that's something interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 07:01:21 | More by Murrhey
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whatthehull

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tulip

A - deep dark black with a hint of radish brown, one finger thick head and very sticky lacing

S - vanilla, bourbon, bourbon barrels, wood, chocolate, very nice alcohol, molasses, soil, toasted and roasted malts, very sweet, licorice and what seems to be a very nice very sweet yeast

T - bourbon barrels, chocolate, vanilla, earth, licorice, tons of malts (sweet, bitter and toasted!), very nice dried dark fruits, nice booze and awesome yeast

M - full bodied, low acidity, well balanced (minus the booze, but the booze is very nice), nice complexity and very long very sexy finish

D/O - very nice, very huge, great flavor, changes so nicely as it warms. It is good at 38 and 68. If you don't like booze or huge, stay away! Ha. For the bold of heart. I want to find one to age, one of my favorite high abv stouts!

Final thought - $20 is a huge price tag, but they are local and small. Plus the abv is huge and beautiful! Love this one and now this brewery

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 06:04:58 | More by whatthehull
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Srsly

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Verdugo

A - totally black, with just a hint of choco brown head.

S - huuuuge bourbon that I can smell from two seats down. Yeah, there's some oak, vanilla, and sweetness underneath but damn that booze is strong. and awesome.

T - again, big bourbon up front, backed up by barrel flavors and some more subtle vanilla. It's big, it's powerful, it's awesome, but it didn't slay me. Based on the ABV I assumed it would be super hot, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn't get at all too much harsh alcohol taste/burn. It was all bourbon, barrels, vanilla, and sweetness with just enough heat to remind me that it's 16.5%.

M - This was one really interesting aspect of this beer. It was actually a whole lot thinner and lighter than I expected. In a good way. It made it a pleasure to return to the glass for another sip, and entirely too easy to drink. I actually had this next to a Lost Abbey Deliverance, and the Deliverance (though also excellent) felt like a milkshake next to this.

O - This is a really outstanding beer. The first few things I had from Hangar 24 were pretty underwhelming, but between this and the last couple times I've had their DIPA it seems like things might be moving in the right direction, which is great to see. Wish I could get my hands on a bottle of this, but not necessarily to age - it's drinking really well right now and I just want more.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 19:40:07 | More by Srsly
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HopHead84

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1/26/2012

On tap at URGE

A: A brown so dark it borders on black. The head is small, light brown, and fugacious.

S: Maple, molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla. Big dark chocolate notes with evident oak. Bourbon is strong and aromatic. The aroma has a decided fusel alcohol presence. There's a little green apple in there.

T: Fudge, truffle, and molasses with a strong brown sugar element and a dash of vanilla. Oak is bold, blending with equally bold dark chocolate notes. Bourbon is pronounced, accompanied by oak and a big alcohol presence. Caramel is light. The flavors are excellent, but the alcohol heat is stinging and numbing at this point in the beer's life, taking away from overall enjoyment.

M: Full body with upper low to lower medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is viscous, silky, chewy, sticky, and smooth, with a substantial amount of heat and numbing from the alcohol.

Overall: Decadence itself. A good barrel aged Imperial Stout, but the alcohol presence is too dominant. I taste every bit of the 16.5%.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 03:44:38 | More by HopHead84
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MrVonzipper

California

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rtaps for sharing one of his bottles
Pitch black with 1cm bubbly khaki head. Avg retention and Fairly spotty lacing. Fairly oily and viscous. Not as much as I thought it'd be though.  

Big nose. Rich dark fruit. Rum/bourbon soaked chocolate covered dark fruit. A bit boozy. Bourbon! A bit of orange peel. A touch of caramel and toffee. 

Huge range of flavor. Still young and boozy but great! Great chocolatey sweet brownie finish led by strong bourbony and vanilla notes, along with a little orange peel and toffee and bold rich coffee. 

Mouth is full bodied and rich. Medium Carbonation.

Overall its nice, bold and very complex. I like it now and know I'll love it Alot later! This is a monster that is going to be amazing with some age.  

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 01:16:46 | More by MrVonzipper
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Halcyondays

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours black with a medium tan to brown head, some lace.

S: Great smell, reminscent of Black Tuesday for sure. Lots of sweet milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, some mocha.

T: Roasted malt heavy with secondary flavours of dark chocolate and mocha. Not as hot as it could be though there still is some ethanol heat, especially on the back end.

M: Full-bodied, some crisp carbonation, not the smoothest beer, again, there is a boozy quality to this.

O: Really like World Wide Stout meets Mephistopheles. This beer needs a couple years to lose the big booze character and allow the malt to shine because I think it has that potential. A solid beer now, could be great down the line, a beer to try again in 2015.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2012 03:15:13 | More by Halcyondays
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mrbubbler

California

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: black and viscous with a nice mocha head. Once the head subsided the beer displayed some nice legs after a little swirling in the glass.

S: Very rich bourbon, oak, bakers chocolate, roasted malts. The smell is quite intoxicating.. I could sit and smell this beer for a good 10 minutes and be quite happy.

T: Beer unfolds into some chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits. A very well balanced roast character. The bourbon and oak blending quite well into the beer. The beer is hot though not overwhelming, though for 16.5% and being recently released its to be expected.

M: mouth feel is thick and a little syrupy, but is broken up rather nicely with the carbonation.

O: This beer is just another amazing beer by hangar 24. This beer has great potential for aging even though it is already tasting amazing. I feel very lucky that i was able to purchase some bottles at the brewery!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 21:27:35 | More by mrbubbler
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beagle75

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Opaque black color with a peripheral ring of beige bubbles. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Bourbon and dark roast are each well-represented and complimentary to the other. Richness is suggested by the layered notes of dark vinous fruit, pipe tobacco, and spirituous wood.

T: Begins very off-dry, with roasted malt, vanilla extract, and an abundance of dark fruit. Acidity is moderate, but more felt than tasted, making only a minor distracting flavor contribution. Chocolate and earth are featured in the drying middle. This beer finishes with well-integrated husky malt that shows both roasted and deep toasted qualities, as well as leathery umami and appropriate bitterness. Volatile coffee and bourbon linger on the palate.

M: Thick viscosity, heavy yet acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This bourbon barrel-aged stout of immense size does a great many things right; it smells great, has a rich and interesting flavor profile, and does not lean too heavily to booziness. Acidity is disruptive, handicapping the product when it is compared to the best of the style and preparation. Although this beer is compelling on many levels, it's unusually high abv for the style makes it less approachable, even if it does not come off as a booze bomb.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 15:14:55 | More by beagle75
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