RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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dfinney23 (3366) - 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.

Dfonorow (2250) - 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.

rondphoto (4468) - 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.

slowrunner77 (12147) - 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 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."

SPDickerman (1239) - 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.

JK (6201) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
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 (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
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 (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Sampled on draft at Dad’s 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 (675) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
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 (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
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. It’s not horrible. But nothing great about it. A "just barely" craft russian imperial stout. Certainly below average for the style. Tolerable. Doesn’t make me upset. Just unimpressed.

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