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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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509 Ratings
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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 249
Gots: 214 | FT: 31
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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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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

holy shit, you need to prepare yourself for one huge beer here. Heavy dark and sweet, tons of alcohol and lots of complexity just like a good Russian Imperial Stout should. Looks black and thick as used oil with thin khaki head. The smell is one of my favorite parts, brown sugar, walnuts, coffee, maple. Taste is intense, super sweet, but surprisingly little booze. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. This is an intense RIS. Very very good.

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4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Todd for this bottle!
Bottle #3819/5360 from the 2012 Vintage.
Poured in to snifter.

A - Black with a thin layer of light brown head that immediately reduced to a thin ring around the edges of the glass.

S - A huge bourbon aroma up front with lots of charred oak and vanilla from the barrel treatment. Chocolate fudge and a hint of sweet molasses also come through in the nose.

T - A huge cocoa flavour hits the tongue first and immediately gives way to charred oak, bourbon and vanilla flavours from the barrel. Mid-palate adds roast, licorice and chocolate fudge with some sweet molasses in the finish. The ABV is warming throughout but very well hidden considering the ABV.

M - Full bodied. Thick and chewy. Light carbonation.

Photo of jeonseh
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
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

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4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. bottle 3272/3495, 2011 vintage. Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- Pours black with a 1 finger tan head. Small bubbles along the edge of the glass.

S- Huge fudge with some chocolate, lots of vanilla and some bourbon.

T- Wow! again tons of fudge, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon.

M- Full body and medium carbonation. Has a syrupy feel.

O- Very good beer. Huge fudge bomb with lots of vanilla, bourbon and booze comes out more as it warms.

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4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

thanks to kawilliams81 for sharing this bottle!

poured into tulip glass.

bottle 3272/3495.

Appearance: pitch black bodied beer with thin brown cap.

Smell: vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, and oak.

Taste: Bourbon forward and very fudgey. Lots of vanilla and some cocoa. Get a touch leather and smoke in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Carbonation level is in a good spot for this big beer. Very smooth for the high abv. SIlky feel to it.

Overall: Hangar 24 impressed me with this barrel roll offering. They did a nice job with this beer.

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4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml c&c bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. 2012 vintage, bottle #4326/5360.

A: Pours a pitch black color with very thin dark mocha head forming on the pour. It recedes to minuscule ring pretty quickly then to nothing. Some stick is left down the glass.

S: Definitely boozy upfront. Pretty sweet caramel presence with some definitive barrel notes. Vanilla, oak and bourbon. Glazed prunes with a little roast.

T: Boozy bourbon notes with nice rich chocolate undertone. Big barrel with some sweet caramel and oak with a hint of roasted malts.

M: Smooth,heavy and silky. Medium low carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel.

O: A very big beer, but not over the top in heat and sweetness. Very solid all around with a great mouthfeel for a beer this big.

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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a big beer for those cold winter nights. Pours a thick, viscous black with a big boozy aroma that’s apparent even at an arm’s distance. I pick up stone fruit, dark chocolate, and a rich thick heavy booze note. It’s a stout stout whose strong aroma is balanced by its intense flavors. Like liquid chocolate (dark chocolate), with a rounded roasty smoothness and a warming sweetness. The alcohol is noticeable, not that it tries to hide, with a insanely strong chocolaty-coffee-roasty flavor. A beast of a beer but easily tamed one sip at a time.

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Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.