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

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4.36/5
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908 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewing
California, United States
hangar24brewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rtaps on 12-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#596
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
908
pDev:
8.26%
 
 
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316
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387
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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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Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
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 axf4129
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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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
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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Photo of BeerBeast
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rypkr
3.86/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Maybe my expectations were too high but this wasn't anything great. High abv status quo bb stout. Very little maple came through and watery thin. It's on part with dragons milk (which isn't bad). But at $20/bottle I'll pass again.

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of loganburgh
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2013 drank on 2/27/2017

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra from Hangar 24 Brewing
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 908 ratings