Pugachev Royale | Hangar 24 Brewing

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4.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewing
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:
#110
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
272
pDev:
5.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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296
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70
Trade:
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4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out as a very rich oily looking black color with a thin head on top. The smell of the beer is sweet with some barrel-like aromas in there. The taste of the beer is also on the sweet side but does finish with some bitterness. Overall this beer is really good and I wouldn't mind having it again someday.

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Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.62/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mothman
4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No head. Black in color.

Massive amounts of chocolate and bourbon. Oaky. The adjuncts are hard to find. This one is very rich. The brandy brings some richness. As it warms the cocoa shows. Maple and nilla hard to find. Raisin and molasses flavors in the finish.

Full bodied. Very complex and unique brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.12/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #117 of 450.

Appearance - Black and viscous, but not inky dark. No real head. A few bubbles and a thin collar.

Smell - Tons of chocolate. Vanilla. Bourbon and some fruity brandy. Very oaky.

Taste - Wow, it's boozy. Lots of milk chocolate. Bourbon. Strong oak. The brandy overwhelms the bourbon after a bit and brandy fruitiness lingers.

Mouthfeel - Extremely boozy. Harsh liquor. Heavy and sweet.

Overall - Very good, but a monster of a beer.

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4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of chippo33
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pugachev Royale from Hangar 24 Brewing
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 272 ratings