MaltOne (214) - 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.
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Smells roasty and hints of licorice. Taste is licorice and roast with hints of earthy hops. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Point Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout finishes with a lingering soft chocolate tone.
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavily roasted. Lots of soy sauce and some some dried fruit. Medium sweet. Decent. Low carbonation combined with the soy sauce gives this an English imperial stout character.
MadIndian (2366) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Philly craft. Not a bad brew. However, nothing out of the ordinary. Roasted malt flavor and hop, dry finish. Body was oddly thin for 8,6%. Possible notes of very mild vanilla in the finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at Dadís Pub this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy dark brown head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was somewhat faint with a roasty note, black licorice and floral hops. The flavor was bitter with a very strong black licorice presence followed by crisp floral hops and a bit of malt and chocolate. Incredibly long black licorice finish. Full bodied, silky and creamy. Interesting.
Voodoo (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep cola color with almost no head. Aroma is raisins, wood. Taste is booze, raisins, unsweetened chocolate, woodiness then tails off earthiness. Very thin for the style which really drops the experience.
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle picked up from Party Town. Shared with b3shine. Kind of clear dark red brown color. Thin off-white head, sort of minimal, kind of bubbly. Raisins up front in the nose. Well... After the first sip, a little dark chocolate and brownie show up. Plenty dark fruit, still. Medium to bigger body, light relative to your typical American russian imperial stout. Smooth, kind of crisp carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, kind of bitter sweet. Lightly cloying. Meh. Itís not horrible. But nothing great about it. A "just barely" craft russian imperial stout. Certainly below average for the style. Tolerable. Doesnít make me upset. Just unimpressed.
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks decent; a translucent dark cola with very thin light beige head and no visible carbonation. Smells solid; dark malt malt, dark chocolate, raisins, and mild roast. Tastes like it smells, but not as balanced; all raisin and no chocolate. Average on the palate. Not bad, but smells better than it tastes.
BrewHaMeister (163) - - FEB 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís a bad idea to start with a Central Waters and Goose Island Bourbon barrel stout and expect this to taste good. Not bad but not in the same league.
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thin beige head that quickly settles into a ring on edge of glass. Light notes of roasted malt, vanilla. Somewhat light mouthfeel, malt, hint of vanilla, some molasses,slight booziness. Leaves a slight bitter, chalky aftertaste. Not bad, hits most of prerequisites for RIS but needs more body.
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Tmoney99 in Aug. 2012. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma had roasted malts, dark fruits and some dark chocolate notes pretty standard for a Russian Imperial stout. The only negatives were the body, which was a bit thin for the style, and the finish which was on the soft side.