Hitting those SoCal fall beers a bit early... @hangar24brewing ‘s Pugachev Royale is their hefty Imperial Stout aged 8 months in Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans & cacao nibs, then aged an additional 10 months in Brandy barrels! Lots of dark chocolate and subtle vanilla flavor. The smooth Bourbon and Brady constantly fight for dominance. This is a 2016 vintage, and still shows a small bit of heat, (which is lovely). An incredibly smooth beer, that’s aging very well! A classic SoCal treat! Cheers!!