Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Barrel Roll No. 3 - Pugachev's Cobra - Russian Imperial Stout Brewed with Maple Syrup and Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Barrel Roll No. 3 - Pugachev's Cobra - Russian Imperial Stout Brewed with Maple Syrup and Aged in Bourbon Barrels.
From the Hangar 24 Craft Brewery website: “Get ready for an assault on your senses with PUGACHEV’S COBRA, an intense Russian Imperial Stout. This rich, black beauty with a thick caramel head is bursting with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits, while flavors of chocolate-covered plum, sweet malt, bourbon, and roasted coffee explode on your palate. This is no ordinary beer; three different dark roasted malts and rich maple syrup are combined in a truly unique brewing process to create complexity and depth. Once fermented, it’s then aged for eight months in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. This powerful concoction is designed to be enjoyed now with friends or cellared to perfection and savored in the years to come.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with a thin mocha colored head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, dark fruits, anise, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla and oak.
Taste: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, molasses, dark fruit, espresso, oak and vanilla.
Overall: Bold and delicious, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Barrel Roll No. 3 - Pugachev's Cobra is well worth a shot if you’re into the style. This 13.8% ABV offering is something I plan to purchase again and probably pick up a few – one or so for now and one or so to cellar. This one is outstanding!
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