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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout is Inspired by the English brews exported to the Russian Imperial Court over 200 years ago this bold and luxurious Imperial Stout is handcrafted using roasted barley, Dark Roasted, Crystal and 2-Row Pale Malts, balanced with Cluster and Cascade hops for the rich satisfying flavor.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves pretty quickly. The aroma has lots of green apple, some toasted malt and cocoa. Medium / full body that starts smooth, then has an overabundance of sharp carbonation. The flavor has pepperiness, light roasted malt, milk chocolate, cream and spicy hops. The finish is cream and spice. Fair at best, but really doesn’t have the umpf for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle from Beers of the World. black body, tan head. Nose is grapey with cocoa, toffee, caramel, green apple and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, acrid burnt malt, red wine, alcohol, dry cocoa. Bitterness, burnt malt & very dark toffee in the finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3391) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours a solid near-black with a thick, frothy, rather persistent light tan head. Aroma is smoky with tones of toffee, molasses and coffee. Thick, rich flavor has unsweet chocolate, toffee and nutty components as well as hints of quality coffee and molasses with just a whisper of sweetness. Edgy, fizzy texture leaves behind a nice strong and rather persistent tingle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a opaque, burnt brown with a very thin, dark beige film for a head. Aroma was interesting: sweet, fruit (maybe pomegranate?), tea, roasted barley, mild tart, faint booze. Taste: Roasted malts, sweet, fruit (maybe pomegranate), notes of tea. Long finish of roasted barley & malts, fresh fruits - all with a mild bitterness. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Overall a good beer: some depth, nice balance - not really what I would call a IRS… more of good Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a sweet caramel nose with a touch of plum and raisin fruitiness along with some roast and dark chocolate. Starts with average fullness for the style and some sugary dark caramel sweetness with a hint of dark fruity complexity before a mild bittering hop presence and a dark chocolate finish. Could be a little fuller and more complex, but still an enjoyable and fairly drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2010
From a bottle poured black with a small head. Sweet malty flavor with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours a nearly black, ruddy brown with a 1 finger chunky beige head that has good retention. Aroma is roast, dark fruit, ferment, raw walnuts, a touch of pine and chocolate. Flavor is roast, very sweet malt, dark fruit, and light nutty notes. Palate is medium bodied a little oily and moderately carbonated. Way sweet and somewhat lacking in complexity for an impy stout, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2606) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Why am I drinking a Imperial Stout on a hot summer day? I am sitting in a cool air conditioned house reminding me of those cold winter nights when I really appreciated a nice stout. This one pours dark brown with thin tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor mainly of dark fruits and malt. Small amount of chocolate. Thin as Imperials go, but decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3243) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is dissapointing. Very weak with just a small amount of the roasted malt. Flavor is a little better. A decent helping of chocolate with a minor helping of coffee and roasted malt at the end. This is very weak for the style on the other hand this could be an Impy stout for beginners looking to slowly get into the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle from Beers of the World. Not sure why I picked this one up but whatever. Pours an opaque black body with a thin light brown head. No lacing. Aroma is really funky medicinal notes, with some background of caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee malts and booze. Flavor is pretty nice sweet caramel with a slight background of that typical IS roasted bitterness. Medium to thin bodied. Some alcohol, somewhat cloying. Solid beer, mediocre imperial stout.


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