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
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.65
pDev:
5.81%
 
 
Wants:
275
Gots:
66
For Trade:
6
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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent chocolate and barrel flavor shines through in this one. The blend of the barrel types coupled with the base stout leads to a very rich and complex stout. I would love to get my hands on another one of these and age it for another year or two.

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JT12345
5/5  rDev +7.5%
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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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of carrionricardo
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

INSANE!!!! The only word I can use to sum up this brew. So much vanilla marshmallow flavor! Like bourbon soaked marshmallow brownies. Too good. I actually liked it better than the mocha. A must have. This was my first time at puga fest but I was able to try from both tap and bottle(my bottle). Crazy good. Smell is of vanilla,dark chocolate, fudge,and marshmallow. Taste almost exactly like it smells only little bit more milk chocolate. Mouthfeel was spot on just a perfect barrel aged stout!!! WOW

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bjmartin14
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't think a beer can get better than this

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: 2016 vintage at Pugafest.

Deep ebony black with a lasting head of less than an inch (damn you, tiny Pugafest glasses). Smell is of intense bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, along with a slight dark fruit aroma. Toasted coconut floats around here and there. The taste reflects the smell perfectly. Intense bourbon, milk chocolate, vanilla, and slight toasted coconut flavors meander throughout the taste. Finishes hot (it is the 2016 vintage afterall) with a lingering milk chocolate sweetness. It tastes like we added lactose but we didn't. Feel is thick, viscous, coats the mouth. Overall, this is a pretty good beer. I'm glad I got the chance to try it and hoard a few bottles of it.

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AB_Inbev
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is decedent. Pours black/brown, this is thick as h3ll and you will never see light through this beer. Aroma is brandy and chocolate. Taste is amazingly sweet and a lot of spirits from the barrels. Mouthfeel is thick thick thick. This beer should be sipped and shared with your best beer friends

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of amsguitarist
4.98/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Pugachev Royale from Hangar 24 Brewery
4.65 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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