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95
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 387   ABV: 12.9%
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** 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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Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
pours black great malty. Great. Aroma very malty and oakyb the barrel stands out. This is a bad ass. Malty and coconunut followed by a strong. Chocolate flavour. This is a great and complex stout.

4.7
Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 750 corked bottle 2009 vintage and bottle #820/3000 and shared with Poisoneddwarf- Pours pitch black with a perfect frothy head, aroma is raisin, very little Bourbon, some complex stuff. The flavor is the mellowest Imperial Stout i have ever had, very good shit. I taste black cherries as well. The one question, is it worth the pricetag ($21.99)- HELL YES, you can not do better.

3.9
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Poured a dark brown-black color with a tan head. Huge vanilla and bourbon aroma with notes of chocolate. The flavor had plenty of vanilla and bourbon with a roasted malt base. Sweet but with a semi-dry finish. Very warming with a medium body.

4.7
poisoneddwarf (2646) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2010 2009 vintage. Bottle #820 of 3000 produced. 750 ml corked bottle into snifter. Aromas of whiskey, raisins. Pours black as Ivan the Terrible’s asshole (I said that about Rasputin, didn’t I?). Beautiful lacing and nice head. Perfect, actually. Taste is sour, sweet, then bitter. Vanilla is prominent. A bit fruity, even. Medium carbonation. This is the greatest imperial stout I’ve ever had, I think. How this brewery who is best known for Moose Drool (just an average brown ale) and Trout Slayer (sub-par "wheat ale") created this masterpiece is a mystery. Different head brewer? I don’t know, but I’m proud to know that the greatest imperial stout I’ve ever tried is practically made next door to me.

4.4
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Thanks to macadem for the share! Pours inky black, with a thin tan head, and delicate lacing. Nose is masive: Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies! Oh yeah! Actually smells like fresh-baked cookies. Plus bourbon, a fairly generous does of that, plus the expected espresso, sweet black coffee, massive coconut, smells toasty-oaky, but not abrasive, also quite a sweet nose. Huge mouth-filling palate, actually reminds me a great deal of BCS.. although this has less coconut in the mouth, and significantly more chocolate. Very big, but the booze doesn’t appear too overt or abrasive, notes of nut, sweet coffee, remarkably well-balanced. An absolute delight!

4.1
beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Pour is dar dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, light coffee, and lightly fruity. Flavor is also big on bourbon, but not hot at all. Lots of vanilla, caramel, roasted malt, and light chocolate. This is really tasty stuff, I am quite impressed with it.

4.1
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Thanks to my lil’ bro from Seattle for bringing this beer to me in ATL!!Big big Imp Stout serveed in a champagne style bottle.Nose is chocolate and toasty malts with some coffee.Pours a pitch black color with a huge of white frothy head.Drinks like a coffee laced bourbon brew!Notes range from chocolate to espresso to bourbon.Great big stout!!I hope to revisit this one day...

4.1
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
[email protected] 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.

3.8
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
750ml - 2009 - A very boozy aroma. Full of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Flavor is also bourbon forward but has enough other stuff going on to balance it out. Vanilla, oak, chocolate malt, alcohol and a touch of soy. Palate is dry. Big, complex and tasty. A little too much bourbon for me but still a nice brew.

4
omhper (25740) - 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.


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