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Pugachev Royale | Hangar 24 Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.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:
#103
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
246
pDev:
5.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
68
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 33
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4.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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 -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.46/5  rDev -3.5%
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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4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
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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4.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vintage: 2015
Consumed: 2017

A: Quaint, black pour with a minor off-white head; evanescent retention and lacing

S: Brandy forefront with oak, a scotch essence, and loads of complexity: dark fruit/figs, leather, vanilla, caramel, chocolate

T: Apple Brandy is the lead barrel to cruise the palate with aspects of Bourbon. Such an in-depth/involved RIS; limitless layers of complexity. Not as syrupy, bold, or gimmicky as some of others out there, but rather a sophisticated balance of bitter, malt, oak, and oily sweetness. Notes yield fruit, licorice, smoked wood, leather, cacao, caramel, vanilla

M: Medium body and oily, thinner carbonation; soft and silky dryness with sensible heat

O: Well-engineered RIS; a sipper to enjoy and to get lost in

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4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've had. I've never tasted a barrel-aged stout like it.

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Pugachev Royale from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 246 ratings
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