Pugachev Royale
Hangar 24 Brewing

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From:
Hangar 24 Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV:
14.8%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 6.11%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
292
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 25, 2021
Added:
Dec 08, 2013
Wants:
  285
Gots:
  69
SCORE
100
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Notes: Pugachev Royale is a more developed version of Pugachev’s Cobra. We added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to a select few barrels of Cobra during its eight months in Bourbon Barrels, then transferred it to brandy barrels for an additional 10 months of aging. Royale displays sweet, ripe fruit notes doused with incredible chocolate aromatics. This is a truly decadent beer to be saved for a special occasion, and will evolve in the cellar for years to come
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
DLD - 5/18/2019
Jun 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.9 by farnold from New York

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by LumpkinBrews from Colorado

Oct 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jul 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by clay23 from New York

Jun 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by JamLand from District of Columbia

Jun 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by sordyl from Illinois

Jun 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.39 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

May 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Sandis from Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2017 version poured into a Forager snifter. The alcohol percentage is pretty well disguised on this. Nice chocolate aroma and some fruit from the Brandy barrel in the flavor. Very nice.
May 06, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by pavpav12 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by PugsandBeer from Florida

Apr 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Mar 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by DudeBeerYaBro from California

Mar 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Feb 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.77 by Hopelessly0 from California

Feb 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by troupos40 from New Jersey

Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jan 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.71 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by unclekeith from Alaska

Nov 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by dmb987 from New York

Aug 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by robertm2152 from Illinois

Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.42 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jul 13, 2019
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Rated by GreatStoutman from Texas

4.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2018. It’s disappointing, but not bad. Missing solid adjuncts or definitively clean barrel flavors. Little too much char and soy.
Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Bum4ever from California

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.91 by Redgoatman from California

May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

May 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by antrocks from Massachusetts

May 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by C2H5 from Illinois

May 15, 2019
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to a local for swapping fluids with me & knocking a long, long time want off my list. 12 oz. black-waxed bottle as I celebrate a Twins win & watch the Punisher. It’s a good night. Bottle 1357/1644.

Black. Zero head, or close enough. The nose is intense barrel, with brandy on top, chocolate, touch of bourbon & fruit & a deep sweetness. Smells like a sundae. I like sundaes.

Pugachev Royale is Cobra on performance enhancing drugs. Serious ones. Shit that’d get you a full season suspension in the majors. Shorthand: Cobra with brandy added. Longhand: brandy is ascendant & the bourbon has been shoved far into the background, hitting the back of the throat but little else. A boozy bite complimented liberally by the maple syrup, fudge, spring earth, & rich, rich sweetness. Belly warming. Thick. I could drink more of this. I’d like to.

The additional barrel really doesn’t kick this up a notch – that’s pretty tough considering how fantastic Cobra is – just adds one more layer of complexity. Top-shelf beer. As if that was in question.
May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.58 by Ferocious from Illinois

Apr 23, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado

Apr 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Apr 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Apr 02, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Mar 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by dohedan from Michigan

Feb 17, 2019
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Rated by Mar02x from Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great beer, nothing less
Feb 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.47 by beersgud from Kansas

Feb 03, 2019
Pugachev Royale from Hangar 24 Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 335 ratings