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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2784) - 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 (3371) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
"Thanks to Blue Lou for this confusing yet enjoyable stout. Amber brown in color, filmy tan head and spots of lace. Aroma of anise, noble hops, maple syrup, and faint chocolate. Medium bodied, roasty and bitter. Black licorice, buttered toast and noble hops are there as well. Thin and on the sweet side, almost seems like a heavy bock beer, still a decent drink."

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rustyham (1754) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2010
dark but translucent with small white head. Aroma is light malt and old milk. Flavor is not at all roasty but it is milky and acidic, like old skim. Thin, too carbonated, and overall pretty bad. Bottle from some Vegan restaurant in Nashville. Ew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark roasted, wood, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, wood, chocolate notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100410]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours a dark brown body with a lasting tan ring of head. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted malt, molasses, iodine, and alcohol. Hint of coffee in the flavor. Finish is thin, fading, slightly bitter and sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2010
Dark amber color with a creamy but quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of caramel with a hint of roasted coffee. Malty body with a rich chocolate flavor. An overall sweet stout with a mildly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight breadish and dark chocolate,. Bitter herbal and dark breadish malt flavoured. Dry and roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle. Pour was fairly dark with a medium to dark tan head. Aroma was of chocolate, roast, and light coffee. Flavors were well blended with mostly chocolate and roast, but accompanied by some caramel and very light coffee. Body was medium to full with a sweeter finish. Nice blend and depth of character, but this is more like a robust porter than an imperial stout. Nice brew overall, though,


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