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RATINGS: 365   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%


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2013
Bottle 750ml. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #18. ]

Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dark licorice, alcohol - bourbon, light vanila. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, dark malt, roasted, alcohol, dry. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100821]
8-4-8-4-15

Bottle 750ml. corked.

[ Bottle #1920/4200 ]. ABV: 12.2%. Dark brown black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, bourbon, dried fruit, alcohol - bourbon, light wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, bourbon, wood, alcohol, dried fruit. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130111]
9-4-8-4-16

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #18. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is caramelish and vanilla. Sweet caramelish and vanilla flavoured. Roasted malty and caramelish. Subdued bitterness and distinct alcohol. Wooden and caramelish. Ends sweet and malty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, vanilla, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish. The alcohol is felt on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of SecretSanta. Pours black with a vague tint of red and a creamy and lacing beige head. Sweet Bourbon, vanilla and licorice allsorts in the nose. Medium body, low in carbonation, hard roasted malts, but sweet. Loads of vanilla and licorice allsorts. Some alcohol heat. Very sweet, very pleasant. 210810

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #18 at Papsøs blindtasting. Clear dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of bourbon and caramel with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of bourbon, caramel and chocolate with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
Bottled@omhper. Pitch black colour, small head. Aroma is liquorice, vanilla, alcohol and some wooden notes as well. Flavour is liquorice, some vanilla, burnt sugar, wood and mild chocolate as well. Burning alcohol in the finish. Lovely balanced flavour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2010
Bottled (10%), thanks tytoanderso! Very black, rich beige head. Huge vanilla and bourbon aroma. Sweet and soft, full bodied with lots of bourbon and sugar. Pleasant and soft in it’s transitions from vanilla to chocolate and coffee/tar to peppery alcohol. Huge on bourbon. An intense, very good attention grabbing stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
11th May 2009
A 2007 bottle. Opaque black stout with a thick creamy chocolate coloured head. Soft palate. Nose of wood, chocolate and faint bourbon. Rich smooth stout, no roastiness, bitterness or over dryness! Some barrel aged stouts clobber you in to submission. This one is a little more sublte and seduces with it’s well balanced but persistent soft creamy wood, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Just a splash of bourbon that is seamlessly integrated. Nothing domintates. A very nice beverage indeed. Bottle 333/1152.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle at home ... Thanks to Jan for this one ... deep black .. thin tan head ... huge soft bourbon ... roast malts nose .. big chocolate ... medium level of bourbon ... light toffee ... solid roast malts ... nice soft and easy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan berliner weisse, cream ale multistate tasting. ABV 12.2% 2012 barrel aged edition. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich bourbon, roast malt, cocoa, fruits, vanilla , wood and licorice. Great beer.


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