Pugachev Royale | Hangar 24 Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by EB1 on 12-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#105
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
258
pDev:
5.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
70
Trade:
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Photo of pmarlowe
4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage.

A: Pours black with a thin ring of sand colored head. Below average retention, no lacing.

S: Spiritous brandy, rich milk chocolate bar, vanilla bean, light toasted oak, a bit of bourbon and cola. Rich, complex, and well balanced.

T: Straight up melted milk chocolate—almost over the top how chocolatey this is—alongside boozy brandy, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, and a touch of roast. Finishes off dry.

M: Full bodied with hot alcohol burn, and light carbonation.

O: Big, rich, and boozy. Ridiculously delicious chocolate character. Brandy comes through quite well, bourbon is pretty light.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of festizio
4.3/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ragnar3
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
4.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of terrymoore
4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fireazzi
4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shogun250
4.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black, zero head, brandy dominates the nose, brandy forward and bourbon on the finish for taste. Nice syrupy mouthfeel. A bit boozy. Very worth trying.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle to tulip. Quite opaque. Minimal head. Smells of bourbon and brandy. Taste is chocolate, bourbon and subtle apple brandy. Taste is similar. Very rich. Outstanding brew.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Thanks Ryan for sharing this.

Thick, viscous body, inky black color, dark brown head. Heavy bourbon-chocolate on the nose. On the tongue is dark chocolate, fudgy, roasty malt with a touch of vanilla in the background. Barrel adds a good whiskey flavor. Really nice thick body, rich and fudgy.

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Photo of OleDixie
4.87/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SaulFox
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarapacz
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Pugachev Royale from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 258 ratings