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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%

** This is for 750ml bottles ONLY **

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 Bourbon barrels.
2006 - 8.75%
2007 - 8.75%
2008 - 9.5%
2009 - 10%
2010 - 10%
2012 - 12.2%
2013 - 13.8%
2014 - 11.5%
2015 - 11.9%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting. Mellow non carbonation. Oily, sugary Imperial Stout. Brown-black body, not opaque. Oily, chocolate syrup tones. Roasty bourbon vanilla chocolate. Sugar chocolate liqueur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1708) - Penfield, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Huge thanks to Pepsican for this dumpster juice. THANKS, BRO!
2013 edition, 750ml bottle 1294/3000, weighing in at 13.8%abv. Chugged in under 2 minutes. Pours a very flat looking black without even a hint of red edges when held up to the light. Aromas of marshmallow, oak, chocolate. Taste is semi sweet and light malt bitterness. Flavors follow the nose but the actual bourbon character is kept very much in check. Nice. This is a huge beer, but very chugable due to the almost undetectable alcohol and low carbonation. This is a dangerous beer. Hidden alcohol + low bourbon character + very high boost means this one meant for taking straight to the dome. Love this shit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (993) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer. From 2012. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, boozy. Pours black, not much head. Taste is boozy, sweet, sticky, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. 2012. Smooth sweet bourbon aroma, light chocolate malt aroma. Dark, nearly black, barely translucent. Big caramely, boozy, sweet, dark fruits, toffee, sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (3831) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. 2012. Lots of sherry in the nose. Very fruity. Very dark pour. Very small head. A light vanilla note. Taste is chewy with a chest thumping alcohol burn. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2718) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Draught at Backcountry Pizza. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with licorice, coffee, nuts, hops, plum, roasted malts and a bit of vanilla. Bitter finish with licorice, nuts, coffee and roasted malts. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2013, 13.8%. Dark brown, near black pour with thin to no head. Big bourbony aroma with chocolate. Taste is a smooth blend of bourbon, chocolate malt, oak, caramel. Somewhat thin on the body. Very good, definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1994) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
The mighty IVAN! Woo! Pours dark with brown head. Bourbon, malts, chocolate, really awesome. A great beer, not much coffee but the bourbon is subtle and well-done. Glad I have two bottles. Very good.

   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 (1535) - 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!

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