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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Big Sky Brewing’s Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout is brewed according to the traditional style using English hops and the finest American malt. Its aroma and flavor balances well between esters of dried fruit and roasted cocoa with a slight bourbon presence. Ivan was aged for a minimum of three months in American oak Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels.
2006 - 8.75%
2007 - 8.75%
2008 - 9.5%
2009 - 10%
2010 - 10%
2012 - 12.2%
2013 - 13.8%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Couldn't detect much on the nose (it was a cold pour) but all in all a fantastic beer. Can't believe I've gone this far without having it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
A FINE example of a BA Stout. Received from Jason in a trade! Shared with friends. Small snifters. We let it warm before pouring. Solid very dark, opaque pour with a mocha thin head. Aroma was powerful roasted malts, oak barrel, vanilla, spices and slight booze. The taste was amazing with balanced roasted malts, oak barrel, alcohol, vanilla, and slight peat. Thick mouth with a full body. Finish is a little dark chocolate, oak and booze (but not overly boozy.) Need to get another one and soon!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (96) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
True to form barrel aged stout. Dark color and heady aroma without an overpowering of bourbon. Taste is smooth and easy from start to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
Thanks dors. This is tasty sheyat. Nice strong nozy and barrel aroma. Taste is a nice mix of roasty stout and boozy amazement.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (896) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 2012 bottle that a dude who sounded like he was out of Fargo shared at Darklord day 2014. Thanks hommie. Fucking awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle sample from random beer dude at DLD. True to the style. Sweet roasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1775) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
2012 bottle pours black, small soapy khaki head. Big chocolate, cocoa notes. Bourbon stays the course from start to finish. Bold body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Corked bottle from Sendiks in Brookfield, cellar aged 18 months; shared with ck1 and my other brother. Pours black and chunky. Aroma has chocolate, molasses and oatmeal, with whiskey and light soy. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, espresso/roast, soy and some molasses. A bit rough. Some alcohol. Full bodied. Finishes bittersweet and strong. I liked this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Black with virtually no head. Aroma is liquorice, raisins, sherry, dates. Full bodied, sweet on the palate with a hint if booze on the finish. Taste is raisins, liquorice, chocolate, hint of blackcurrant. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampesinoTino (770) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle of 2013 Vintage (#2598/3000). Black coffee pour with a half-inch of sudsy tan foam. Strong presence of bourbon, charred malt, dark sugars and cocoa nibs in the aroma. Taste starts with a heavy dose of roasted malt, dark chocolate syrup and bourbon followed by notes of vanilla, molasses, dark fruits and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slightly syrupy with moderate carbonation. Finish delivers a final blast of charred oak and dark chocolate malt. Lots of complexity from the barrel aging although a little goes a long way.

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