Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra | Hangar 24 Brewery

Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's CobraBarrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra
BA SCORE
97%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 868 ratings
Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's CobraBarrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rtaps on 12-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#389
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
868
Liked:
842
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
8.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
309
Gots:
380
Trade:
55
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4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon, bitter, bite. Well named; definitely a cobra! 5/13/17

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Photo of BergBeer
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Samact
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stark black with burnt brown edges and a bubbly, dark tan head that dies to the faintest ring.

Aroma is a fantastic. Nutty almond & cashew paste, oak, nougat, caramel, brownie batter, bourbon spiked coffee, and heavily umami-esque roasted malt. There are also hints of black licorice and smokey raisin as it warms.

On the tongue this has a nice roasty tang, a slightly hot middle, and a dry, almost chalky chewy finish. Flavor is bringing loads of dark roast coffee, baker's cocoa, toffee, dry woody bourbon, and dates. Body is medium-thin, with a bubbly fizz.

I've not had a BA stout be dry in a long time, if ever. It's not that standout velvety, slick but sticky viscous body that most typical, renowned BA stouts bring. So, this is definitely a unique take on the style, but I definitely don't hate it. Glad to have such a positive experience for my first Hangar 24 brew.

December 2015 vintage

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKArmstrong
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dsimenson
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjrider
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShortyTahoe
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of g00ey
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap alongside a World Wide Stout. This was a little better. A little smoother. Alcohol (18.9%) was fairly well hidden. Not terribly complex but a solid barrel aged imperial stout.

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4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

S: a 3 hours old kbbs smells better than better than this.
T: just like the nose, nice maple and bourbon barrel
F: smooth and pretty thick.
O: a great beer for sure.

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Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 868 ratings
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