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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (260) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2013
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8792) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2015
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (497) - - MAR 13, 2015
Surprisingly good Russian Imperial Stout. Feel a little hoodwinked by Point - thought I found a new brewery named Whole Hog

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Not a bad beer but pretty weak for a Russian imp stout. Nice licorice note keeps it from being a total bust.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2686) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
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 youíre looking for a huge sipper, this ainít it, but if you want a tasty stout that hides itís abv completely, you found your beer. thanks Lou."

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1032) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
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.


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