Brewed by Victory Art Brew
Style: Imperial Stout
Ivanteevka, Russia
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Ivan - unusual beer brewed in a "Russian Imperial Stout" style. This is a very strong, heavy and dark top fermented beer which once was very popular in Russia. It was brewed by English brewers specifically for Tsars court during Ekaterina The Great reign. Hence the russian and imperial in the name of the style. This beer has a very high original gravity and very strong in alcohol. It is also hopped with a significant amount of hops and contains a decent amount of dark and special malts. Imperial stouts almost dissipated some time ago but during last few decades we see that it becomes more and more popular. Our version of imperial stout also contains a huge amount of dark and roasted malts plus we added a whisky malt (pitted malt from 6-row barley), pitted beer malt and special Belgian brown malt. It adds to the viscous thick taste and coffee aroma the flavours of boiler oil and creosote. Named after the greatest Russian ace of WWII. High alcohol content is masked by a complex aroma, but you should better be careful! This beer is perfectly suitable for long winter nights. It matches to chocolate desserts and BBQ meals.
EDITORs NOTE: Formerly known as "Ivan Kozhedub".

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2017
From tap. Pours pitch black with a huge tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty. Breadish and dark malty. Caramelish. Dense dark malty. Slight tarish and roasted. Bitter and dark malty finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maits (267) - ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2017
Dark brown black beer with dark beige head. Aroma is firstly pleasant chocolate and coffee, later comes something farm dung or so. This was little bit disturbing. Oily thick texture. Full body. Taste is medium bitter and sweet chocolate with smokey notes. The strong alcohol is hidden nicely. Good beer, only if the strange smell in nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5366) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2017
(Victory Art Brew Ivan) Bottle 330ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 13% Black coloured body, one finger of thick, brown head on top, good retention. The aroma has peat, smoke, chocolate. Taste also of smoke, roasted malts, coal, chocolate. Medium thick body, soft carbonation. Very good, nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (2363) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2017
33cl Bottle: Apperance: Black body with a light brown head. Aroma: Smoke, chocolate, roast,peat, coal, dark malts, a hint of caramel in the back, Taste: .Starts moderate bitter and sweet with a dark bitterness, chocolate,roast Smoke, coal, peat, herbal, tones, in your face but still with refinement. Aftertaste is bitter, roast,malts, light smoke, light dry, Medium body,Low carbonation., silky oily texture, Very nice beer from Russia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (2774) - Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Tap @ Bryggeri Helsinki, 25/02/17. Pours dark brown, black with a good, dark beige head. Aroma is roast, slight liquorice, earthy. Taste is roast, some conifer, earthy. Alright, not special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1367) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, mocha, roasted malts, coffee and hops.

Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malta, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses and mocha; ends slightly/medium bitter and medium/heavy dry with roasted malts, coffee and hops.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazing slightly smoked Imperial Stout with loads of hops. Could have benefited from something extra added sweet ingredients, like vanilla. Insanely dry, breaking the amazing palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (701) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
[email protected], Tampere, Finland. Hugely tasty with balanced nuances of burned malts and rubber/diesel/licorice. Strong body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (643) - Sdertlje, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
33 cl bottle from beer geek st petersburg. Pours black with big brown head. Smokey aroma with coffee and roasted cocoa taste. Bitter after taste with coffee and smokey notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3674) - FINLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Draught. Black in color with a tan head. Peat, dark chocolatey bitterness and some light burnt vibes in aroma. Bitter chocolatey taste with some vinous notes as well. More bitter and roasted notes later on, dark chocolate and some notes of licorice in the end. Good drinkability and judging by the taste I wouldnt have guessed it to have this high abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3660) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2017
On tap @ Malm Brygghus. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and bitterness. Full body with a bitter / acid finish.

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