Hangar 24 Pugachev Royale: double barrel, brandy and bourbon, aged on cacao nibs and vanilla beans. This is one of the best stouts I have had in the past year.


Absolutely world class. Buttercream and chocolate ice cream, incredibly thin and dry, a balanced sweet waft to the finish. I can’t stress how well done this is.

The 14.8% abv is completely imperceptible and underpins a chest warmth on the swallow. There is a nougat and mallow to the swallow that makes this an outright decadent but incredibly thin and light with an épée in hand cutting with oaky panache.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s