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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 387   ABV: 12.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION

** 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%
2016 - 12.9%

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Christos (5785) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
(Big Sky Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel) Bottle 750ml, 2014 vintage, corked and caged, served into a snifter. ABV 11.5% Black colour on the body, tall and thick brown head on top, with very good retention. Aroma has lots of bourbon, molasses, notable alcohol, chocolate. Taste has wood notes, plenty of bourbon and alcohol again, roasted malts, quite sweet in general, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, stewed dark fruits, more alcohol on the finish, some port wine notes developing already. Medium thick body, biting carbonation. Very good.

3.9
Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Sample from 2015 batch at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII on 10/07/2016. Jet black pour with a medium thin tan head that dissipates quickly to a film. Small patches of lacing. Oaky aroma with malt and chocolate notes. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, caramel malt, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is oaky with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

4
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Boozy chocoalte aroma. Poured black in color with a tan head. Chocolate and moderate booze whiskey with light woody notes and fruit tart/tanin edges. Not bad, but not incredible. Notes: On tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 8, GABF Week 2016.

4
cards04 (2797) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours black with off white head. Very attractive. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla. A bit thin but lots of flavour. I’ve been wanting to try this bad boy for some time. Pretty good. Chocolate, bread, dark malts, vanilla. Warming bourbon as it goes down. Nice.

3.7
northropfrye (3604) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
2015. Dark black body, brown head, some soapy lacing. Aroma of cocoa, lactose, malt, and a bit of bourbon. Taste is rich molasses, cocoa, dried fruit, a bit of boozy heat. Decent.

4.1
stevoj (5041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle from Albertsons. 2015 vintage. Big, sticky black pour, small beige head. Boozy aroma, lots of wood barrel character. Maybe because I hadn’t had one in awhile, but this was extremely tasty. Really hit all of the marks.

4
ACHops (1584) - 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
trevor211 (1681) - 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
AdmiralVernon (1195) - 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
IndianaRed (4627) - 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


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