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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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 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%


Sledutah's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (6897) - Utah, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Sample at the SLC tasting after party party on 12/11/09
Appearance: Poured coal black with a tan head
Aroma: Bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla and chocolate
Taste: Dark malts, chocolate, coffee and bourbon
Well balanced, very nice tasting beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1286) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2016
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours deep dark murky brown with a reddish tint and thin creamy mocha head. Aroma is heavy boozy bourbon, dark roasty malt. Taste is big roasty dark chocolate malt, oaky and dry mid-palate, french roast coffee, big syrupy boozy bourbon that lingers through the finish. Lacks the nuance of better barrel-aged stouts, but plenty of big rich flavor to enjoy here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1595) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2016
(Old rate.) Thanks to my bro for the taste. Dark. Thick. Flat. Bourbon up front. Chocolate. Brown sugar. Not a lot of roast. Good though!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
A: Black with a off white head N: Coffee, bourbon, vanilla T: Coffee, bourbon, milk chocolate O: Very well balanced and quite easy drinking. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3675) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
Nice beer 2008 from a bottle share . Balanced flavors of dark roast toffee and chocolate. Great condition for a 8yr old bottle

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (396) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2016
10oz from beer junction. Pours with a very small head with dark body. Really taste the vanilla and bourbon in this. Bit of figs and cinnamon dark chocolate. Really well rounded beer. Nice!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (342) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 29, 2016
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a nice black, thin tan head. Nose is huge roasted malt, slight hop, dark fruit, smoke, molasses. Taste is mostly bitter with small hints of sweetness, medium-heavy bodied. Finishes extremely clean on the palate, long finish with alcohol flavors. Great beer, very surprised at the drinkability with such a high ABV beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Barrel and sour cherry on the nose, massive chocolate, barrel, and phenomenal mouthfeel. Superb. Tasted at 45°F.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2016
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of bourbon and leather. Flavors of overripe plums. Big boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boisebeerguy (194) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Amazing imperial stout. Smooth chocolate and bourbon flavor, not overpowering like a lot of BA beers. Always glad to drink this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12143) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Lots of bourbon and chocolate. Jet brown with a light brown head. Sweet burnt sugar, dark chocolate, dry bitterness and a cocoa finish. A bit thin but nice.


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