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/ 867 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:
#369
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
867
Liked:
841
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
8.26%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
309
Gots:
380
Trade:
55
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 867 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of Treyliff
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled December 2013, bottle #207/8856, 13.8% ABV, poured into a snifter

A-pours pitch black in color with a dark brown creamy head that reduces to a small ring around the glass, some lacing left behind

S- lots of bourbon barrel juice aroma up front, notes of dark artisan chocolate mixes with toasted marshmallow and graham cracker. Some dark fig and coffee on the close

T- lots of bourbon juice flavor up front with charred oak barrel, dark chocolate and fig kick in mid-palate with a subtle sweetness of molasses. More bourbon juice on the finish with more dark fruit on the linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a big warm boozy finish that lingers long after the swallow

O- this is a very bourbon forward imperial stout that is still drinking very hot after a year of aging. I’m a fan of bourbon forward beers, but the heat on this drinks like 18+%

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Photo of Hallertau
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SP1_FLA
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a growler purchased on Friday. Drank from a Pretentious Beer Glass for Douple IPAs
Look: As dark as a moonless night. No carbonation, head or lacing on the glass.
Smell: First pour very boozy I let it sit for a minute or two and strong chocolate smell.
Taste: The alcohol overwhelms at first but settles down quickly ends up with chocolate and maple. Rather pleasant.
Feel: Nice and chewy feel in my mouth.
Overall 4.5 really needs to age a bit to burn off the high ABV. Imagine this would be a top beer on beer advocate if more available. Hanger 24 is in up and coming brewery.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

18.9. No way. This is Bruery-esq with more maple, this would destroy the ISO:FT forums

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Photo of cyrushire
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BA_Berto
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smutty33
3.77/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Admittedly, not a big fan of Hangar 24. Not because they brew bad beer...but becuase nothing they brew really stands out for the style in my honest opinion.

Which is why I will GUSH all over this beer.

Let me begin. At this ABV, I'd take this over Black Tuesday all day. Nice little added bonus that the price per oz is $1.

Thank GOD at this ABV it doesn't taste 1/2 way like a Belgian Quad. The Maple is there if you look for it but faint. It adds to the vanilla and marshmellow barrel that surrounds the chocolate and cherry port notes that this beer provides. Marshmellow Bourbon barrel soaked chocolate covered cherry port truffle. Silky smooth with heat. Nuff Said...

Yes...it's somewhat hot with an alcohol burn in the finish as you'd expect for the ABV. But not at all nearly as much as you'd expect. If you can't take the heat with these caliber of beers, get the freaking HELL out the kitchen!

World Class for the style and ABV. That is an understatement.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbodnar1
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisMQ
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage - might be a tad bit oxidized. Barely any alcohol heat on this, and very thin for the style- esp in the 15% range. It seems to transformed into more of a English barleywine after 3+ years. solid brew but prob should have drank it sooner

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Photo of gpramire
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TATURBO
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was lacking the thick caramel head. Carbonation on this bottle was pretty low. Taste is good and seriously boozy. The 2014 release states 18.9% abv. Might be worth aging a bit but Good now if you like em fresh. Gave it a 4.25 on the overall even though the carbonation was below what I expected.

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Photo of Jakkusu90
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1/7/15 draft @ Ale Arsenal. Pugachev's Cobra proves to continue to be one of the best barrel-aged stouts. Plenty of bourbon, vanilla, caramel notes in the nose. Palate is evident of the higher ABV this year, alcohol forward with nice roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and bourbon. I could drink this all day, were it not for the 18.9% ABV.

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

Photo of 45nDown
4.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Harvey98
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickMunford
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Santosizer
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on draught at the brewery on the eve of the eve of xmas.

Appearance: This poured very black, with a thin hue of brown as a buffer zone between the blackness and the glass. Beige head that is about a nickels worth and dissipates leaving it's residue around the rim.

Smell: Bourbon, char, vanilla bean, fresh ground coffee, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, fig, hazelnut, and chocolate.

Taste: Very much what the nose is telling you. vanilla, chocolate, char, sweet darker fruits like fig or dates. Throughout the sip, bourbon is wonderfully fused throughout the beer and ends with a nice splash of coffee.

Mouthfeel: The darker roast gives it that robust nice dry finish, leaving you coming back for another sip The char really gives your mouth the experience of drinking a bourbon. And the density of the beer really makes this a great sipper. A nice full bodied beer.

Overall: This is a great interpretation of the bourbon aged stout and I will say one of the best I've had. All the flavors are flawlessly mixed, and I think more importantly they aged this perfectly. Someone there is making beer fun lately, and I'm 100% on board. I'm giving this 5/5. I really wish fellow beer nerds would be generous with their 5's too. I'm tired of these hyped beers taking the top 100. This beats out any BCBS, Founders, or any other hyped stout.

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Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 867 ratings
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