Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra | 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): 18.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by rtaps on 12-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
858
Reviews:
135
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
311
Gots:
382
For Trade:
57
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Ratings: 858 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of SRBush1974
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SomethingClever
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into snifter 2013. bottle consumed on 12/10/16

A: Jet black with almost no head at all no matter how aggressive the pour.

S: Toffee, honey, leather, maple syrup, vanilla, chocolate.

T: Very sweet lots of soft toffee and vanilla. There are hints of alcohol and maple some licorice but its light. A little chocolate but its mostly toffee sweetness and vanilla.

M: Very soft carbonation almost none existent. Body is medium with a little slickness from the alcohol makes it feel heavier.

O: This is a great beer that I am excited to see has held up to aging I am excited to try it fresh. The maple is very defined in the aftertaste and through the middle.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

black as night. Bitter dark chocolate, vanilla and Bourbon booziness. Bit of oak. Some earthy, maple sweetness but never drinks too sweet. Medium feel. Super balanced. Delicious.

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Photo of thatsarealplane
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jlang2012
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: 750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass (2014 vintage)

Pours a deep ebony black with a crack of light at the outermost edge. Some carbonation is present but settles to film, chocolate colored bubbles from an aggressive pour. Smell is of chocolate, vanilla, pleasant syrup sweetness, bourbon, and a slight oak. Some dark fruit permeate here and there but this beer is very dessert like. The taste is superior to the smell. Initial drink shows some bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and slight dark fruit. After that it is all maple sweetness mixed with milk chocolate that finishes with some bourbon aftertaste, not too intense but the taste is there. Feel is thick, viscous, with some carbonation to not make the beer flat. Perfect for the flavor profile. Overall, this is a great BA RIS. People tend to sleep on this, if you see it I would highly recommend buying it. Ages well.

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Photo of Curt3
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! A beautiful beer. Deep chocolate color. Wonderful smell. Incredibly smooth considering that it is 18.9%! I think this is the best beer that I have had. Certainly in the top three.

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Photo of Danmullens1
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

While not as complex as the Pugachev Royale (with cheese!), this is still a fantastic beer on its own. A BIG 16 1/2 abv makes this one to be sipped and enjoyed over the course of an hour. I know I did.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curbmusic
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So I was in San Francisco with a buddy who is a serious trader to say the least, he sees this beer on the shelf & starts drooling & beer chubbing to the max. At $21 for a bomber, I thought he was crazy. Well, I've been thinking about this beer since January 2016. Mouthful of velvet. There was a solid maple syrup flavor to it, but that is not a bad thing in this case. The high ABV is present, but you would never guess that this beer is 16.5% by tasting it, super smooth. This beer was truly a unique experience. I've tried several of the "whale" beers & rarely do I feel like the hype is justified, I'm not sure what some of the criticism is about in theses ratings.. I would jump at a chance to savor it again.

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Photo of yergermeister
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YalovaIA
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewery
4.32 out of 5 based on 858 ratings.
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