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RATINGS: 118   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is mild fig, molasses and faint spearmint. Tastes like somebody bottled a bad big homebrew with incomplete fermentation and diacetyl. This also doesn’t meet my style expectations. $2/12oz

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Dark, roasty, and chocolaety. Albeit a bit light in flavor and aroma, still not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
Poured a deep black with a slight khaki head. Nose was not extraordinary, but the flavors were nice chocolate and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (989) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Poured from bottle. Aroma of raw grain and fig. Stoutly look. Coffee, nut, burnt caramel, a bit of booze and a touch of spice in the flavor. Quite drinkable. Gets a bit syrupy at the end. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeychugg55 (842) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
At least nine months old. Pours a medium to dark brown, black in the glass with a small ring of a beige head. The aroma is mostly roasted malt, with some coca and a touch of oxidation. The flavor is lighter than the aroma suggests, roasty upfront , but a little watery and sweet towards the end, with lingering brown sugar sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Very dark caramel brown with quickly dissipating dark tan head. Roasty nose of cereal, hay, dark dried fruit, and chocolate. Somewhat flat flavors of dark roast malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Not a lot going on. Thin, grain-forward, somewhat flat. Not good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (1941) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2012
12 oz bottle pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is coffee and a the roasted malt comes through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and some citrus hops. Flavor is a has a little more hops then I thought there would be. Roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate come out on the finish. Slightly bitter finish as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1776) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown (close to black) with a fine, light tan head that leaves thin, bubbly lacing. Sweet, brown sugary and graham cracker aroma with chocolate candy undertones - no overly rich or "thick" molasses notes - so the end result comes of seeming a little like campfire smores. There is a slight alcohol note, but not much. Semi sweet flavor, cocoa and caramel malts predominant, with mild smoke and peat. Moderately carbonated. The thin mouthfeel is a real detriment. A decent starter imperial stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasty and slightly burnt. Flavor has caramel and roasty malts...a bit of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and thins a bit...finish is roasty...cheap bland sort of flavor creeps in at the end.


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