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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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%

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4.6
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
750ml Bottle. Bottle 125 of 1152.
Black/ dark brown pour. Dark brown head. Aroma of HUGE vanilla, wood, nice chocolate. Yum, Macciato. A hint of bourbon as it warms. Flavor is lots of creamy chocolate with a nice blend of bourbon. Some wood, and mellow vanilla. I love that sweet bourbon. Creamy and Heavy bodied. A+
Rating #2250.

4
malrubius (2857) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Time to catch up before BCTC. Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Throwdown. Thank to everyone who brought great beer and ribs and pickles and everything! Black with ring head. Woody chocolate bourbon aroma. Woody chocolate dark fruit bourbon flavor. Clean woody finish. Excellent.

4
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle 296 of 1152. Pours motor oil black with a creamy tan head, nice lacing. Nice nose of bourbon and vanilla with some bittersweet chocolate notes as well. Flavor also held hefty amounts of bourbon and vanilla. Finishing with a some cocoa and a touch of booze.

3.8
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Nose was heavy on chocolate, fair amount of oak, and slight dusty scents. Poured black with a tiny tan head. Taste was boozy, dark chocolate, smooth oak, bitter coffee, and bourbon.

4.1
decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Dark brown almost black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet malt flavor, with chocoffee, candy sweetness, and a medium malt bitter finish. Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

3.9
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Deep black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is a bit sweet with a light soft vineous character. Light plummy/chewy character through the middle. A kiss of anise/licorice and some light hot booziness. There is a bit of cocoa and coffee with a lingering sweetness. Rich, fruity and fairly roasty on the back end. I like it.

2.9
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a woody brownish black and a toffe- colored head. Aroma is bourbon, black licorice, anise seed, some tar, nutty dark chocolate, and earthy phenols. Black patent bitterness in the flavor- vanilla, burnt chocolate, bourbon, big alcoholic fusel character and a acetaldehyde green apple kick at the end. Meh.

3.9
nickd717 (4643) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle shared at a BeerAdvocate gathering. Very dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and strong bourbon. Flavor is more of the same with Jim Beam really evident on the alcoholic finish. Smooth palate with a medium-full body.

3.1
LilBeerDoctor (3903) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of burnt malt and pretzels. Flavor is overwhelmingly bourbon and sweet malt. Basically it’s just a big mess of bourbon and malt. Yeah, it is pretty terrible... 6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

3.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
(PPSG09, 750ml bottle, thanks beerbill) Large creamy tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, smoke/roast, coffee, some raisin, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vinous, Bourbon, some chocolate, smoke. Medium-full body, smooth.


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