MaltOne (273) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque chocolate/black; little apparent head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is off-type for RIS, but taken on its own merits still quite interesting. It took awhile to pinpoint what was different - it has a much lighter roast profile, and the flavor profile seems closest to molasses, which has sweet and acidic profile. Other notes are light brown sugar and some earthy, woodsy notes. A different take on a RIS - a good beer once you get past expectations.
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, screw-top. Nose is chocolaty but thin and without heavy roast or coffee, it’s sort of a plastic McD’s toy where impies are concerned. Pours deep, dark brown with a large and noisy beige head, somewhat like a beer float. Taste is medium-strongly bitter, mostly dry, thin body but with nice scorching and acrid character, some mild fruit in the background under the weird chocolate. Only a small amount of booze showing, certainly not out of whack like its cousins. Light wood, hops are there but minimal, nice portery roast. Fine.
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz twist off, yes twist off in 2015, bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured an okay looking solid black body with a rather small tight foamy deep beige head. Aroma of sweeter chocolate, chocolate pudding, dark fruits, nutts, mud, citrus fruits. Flavor is a bit more roasty, thankfully, than the aroma. Notes of roast, burnt malts, well done toast, sweet chocolate, alcohol, pineapple, grapefruit and apple followed by some neespaper and cardboard. Medium to fuller mouthfeel with stingy strong carbonation. Meh, its like a RIS introductory beer.
Christpuncher (1955) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Way better than it is rated. This one is very similar to a bourbon county brand stout. Sweet and slightly bourbony, this is a real treat. Had a bottle pour at home. Black with a thin tan head
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml twist of fbottle. Nice pour, with a creamy tan head, pours like motor oil and is not the blackest beer ever but decently dark brown. The aorma has a fruity quality to it with some roasted malt and cocoa. The flavor is sweet and syrupy, dark caramel malt flavors, raisins, chocolate. It is all here, and for a ncie price. Good stuff.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled January 14, 2015.
Glass: Weyerbacher tulip.
Appearance: Black body, some chestnut on the edges, with a dense tan head.
Aroma: A bit of spoiled milk with hints of dark fruits and very light chocolate.
Taste: Mildly hoppy, some orange floating around, with hints of oxidation and spoiled milk. Not a very good beer, the malt base is murky and not very good.
Palate: Near full-bodied, mild to moderately carbonated.
Overall: This tastes like a homebrew and even then I would be overly critical of it. Certainly not worth sitting on shelves let alone being brewed by a professional brewery.
Cousin_Larry (617) - - MAR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly good Russian Imperial Stout. Feel a little hoodwinked by Point - thought I found a new brewery named Whole Hog
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer but pretty weak for a Russian imp stout. Nice licorice note keeps it from being a total bust.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is deep ruby/brown with a medium dark tan head. Aroma and flavor of slight caramel, peat, molasses, and coffee. Finish is lighter than expected and bitter.
rondphoto (2893) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black with a thin brown rim head, no lace. Very still. Taste is roasted malt with dark fruit and chocolate added in the palate, maybe a nod to bittering in the finish. This is missing any kind of edge, either hops or carbonation, to finish. It ends up as a thick syrupy concoction. Average at best.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
an impy with a somewhat unique aroma and flavor profile. molasses up front, with some chocolate and coffee as well. hops are aparent, but the beer is not bitter. a little smoke and coffee as well. look and body are underwhelming...looking more like a regular stout. the body is thin for an impy for sure, but works because the flavor is so smooth. at the least, the session ale of impy stouts. if you’re looking for a huge sipper, this ain’t it, but if you want a tasty stout that hides it’s abv completely, you found your beer. thanks Lou."