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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3449) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 12oz ($2.50): Pours black with a quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma is plenty of chocolate and coffee. The taste is a bit of a let down. Alcohol is apparent, even on the first cold sips. There is not enough backbone in the malt department. If this was more like the aroma, it would be perfectly good, but this just falls flat. I am not gonna go into excruciating detail about the minimal flavors in this beer, because it just doesn’t matter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Draught at Rattle & Ham NYC sept 2012. Black beer with a tanned head. Coffee, Vanila, malty, sweet, chocolate, licorice and tar aroma. Sweet, malty, coffee, dark dried fruits, chocolate and licorice flavour. A nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3698) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
It clearly tells you something when an imperial stout has an average rating under 3.3--the most forgiving style, with so many good examples, and they can’t match that. Why? Well, there’s a chocolate note in the aroma but otherwise it is malty in a very understated way, like it is a schwarzbier--dull. Not very thick for a body. Big bubbly head of an ashen color, 95% opaque body. Very disappointing body and flavors--simply put, thin. Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottled, black pour with thin tan foam, aroma is malty roast nuts and chocolates, flavor is smooth malty chocolate,, some espresso bitterness, good lasting finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swong17 (58) - USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours deep black with a thin, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is toasty with malt and dark chocolate. Highly carbonated, fizzy and light mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, with notes of dark fruit--figs--and slightly bitter hop finish. Not bad, but feels watered down for an imperial stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2012
A pleasant aroma of toast and chocolate. Flavors are muted, mostly whole grains, that are quickly over powered by a floral hop bitterness. Carbonation is similar to seltzer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of sweet malts and chocolate. Medium body, some bitterness, very drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours black with a very thin tan head, the aroma actually has a decent amount of hops on the nose with a slight sweetness, the flavor seems to be lacking the backbone of an imperial stout, some roasted malt and a little bit of chocolate, decent mouthfeel, was expecting it to be a little bit more thin, not terrible, but one of the better ones I’ve tried from Steven’s Point.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle shared with Chris in NYC. Pours rich black with a fine, beige foam head. Aroma holds lots of sugary, dark malts, some cocoa. Big sweet flavor, burnt toast, baking cocoa, chocolate syrup, burnt leaves, earth. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light warmth to finish, plenty of sweet chocolate, some dark leather, rich and dark fruits, ripe bananas, faint earthy roast. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5463) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Draft at Rattle with Andrew and Brendan. Pours a pitch black body with light brown lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, milk, coconut, vanilla and roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cream, vanilla, licorice, milk, chocolate and roast.


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