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Ivan The Great - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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BA SCORE
85
very good

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ungertaker on 01-31-2013)
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MykeJ

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

10-27-2013 02:21:21 | More by MykeJ
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

12-07-2013 15:29:22 | More by akttr
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mypenguin

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into large snifter

Appearance: Black, very little carbonation. Just a few little bubbles make it to the surface.

Smell: Hints of coffee and a little alcohol.

Taste: Burnt coffee, burnt toffee, just burnt anything. I took a sip every 10 minutes or so hoping there would be some maltiness or anything other than burnt coffee taste, but nothing ever came forward to show itself. After 6 swigs, the rest went in the sink.
I couldn't get past the overwhelming acrid burnt whatever was in there.

Feel: Seemed pretty dry for a RIS. While you could tell there was high alcohol, it didn't have that smoothness I like in a malty RIS.

Overall: The other 3 bottles are going back to the liquor store today for store credit. I figured it was worth a shot at $8.99/4 but I was wrong.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 16:49:46 | More by mypenguin
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stpjames

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-24-2013 18:16:00 | More by stpjames
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-08-2013 17:56:26 | More by griffeyb
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-29-2013 13:24:21 | More by Hallertau
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KevinL

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-15-2014 03:54:57 | More by KevinL
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-02-2014 18:49:32 | More by JohnnieNepal
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-23-2013 00:30:37 | More by NickSMpls
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle $ 2.89 at Lager Mill
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt
No head (Bad!)
No lacing.
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt and dates, with the alcohol working its way through. No hops or diacetyl.
Palate full, oily, soft carbonation

Not a great example of a RIS – alcohol is too prevalent and the lack of head and lacing certainly detracts from the appearance for me. Perhaps aging would help.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 23:06:05 | More by Ozzylizard
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-09-2013 01:30:09 | More by Zaphog
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-06-2013 01:34:35 | More by Supergenious
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-19-2013 05:15:17 | More by sparx1100
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-07-2013 05:32:59 | More by zeledonia
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mkh895

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-16-2013 21:47:00 | More by mkh895
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: motor oil black. opaque. a finger plus of a tan head that doesn't stick around too long

Smell: pretty strong hoppiness. espresso beans.

Taste: strong and bitter espresso beans. a bit too overwhelming. some hop bitterness in the back end

Mouthfeel: not very heavy or thick. not creamy. very bitter

Overall: i've had beers that i can taste coffee in but this beer is straight espresso. way too strong for me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2013 12:53:41 | More by SportsandJorts
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

No dating on the bottle

A= Pours a nice pitch black color with a thin little khaki head that comes up and falls fast to a ring around the rim.

S= The smell is filled with dark roasty malts and some dark fruit that comes through. The smell is admittedly a bit subtle though.

T= The taste is a smooth dark roasty bitterness with some smoke that comes through. The smoke is light and the flavor isn't overpowering but it's a solid tasting imperial stout.

M= A nice smooth velvety feel.

O= This is a solid brew but it isn't mind blowing. The mouthfeel on this beer is wonderful. The smell is a little light and the taste is also on the light side but it's still a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 01:49:53 | More by jjanega08
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Solid black with a very small creamy mocha head.

S - Sweet malt, fruity, anise, caramel, molasses, light roasted malt.

T - Molasses, burnt coffee, bitter chocolate, slightly sour, hoppy finish. Slightly harsh.

M - Somewhat thin with low carbonation.

D - Enjoyed the Rye Wyne but not really this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 21:38:42 | More by brewcrew76
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-08-2014 02:01:11 | More by DaftPatrick
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-16-2013 16:00:33 | More by Beerontwowheels
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2014 18:07:37 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-30-2014 03:16:12 | More by stortore
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vidguy17

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-13-2013 04:50:25 | More by vidguy17
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-18-2013 04:14:20 | More by Sparty55
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-01-2013 03:23:00 | More by Woodman70
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Ivan The Great from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
85 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.