Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout - Big Sky Brewing Company
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Reviews by GilGarp:
4.21/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2010 vintage. Corked and caged 750ml green glass bottle. #2263 of 3800.
Served slightly cooler than cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
Ivan the terrible is a deep brown color, black in the glass, with thick off white head. It has good retention for an aged strong ale.
Aroma is evident from a distance. It is a combination of dark malts, bourbon, vanilla, and red wine.
Flavor is bold too with a balanced combination of the elements mentioned above. The stout is actually the most forward flavor which is unusal for a barrel aged beer. Many times the bourbon overwhelms.
Mouthfeel is full bodied and nicely carbonated.
It may be slightly oxidized but is still enjoyable. A well made barrel aged stout from a small Montana brewery. An unexpected surprise.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 02:24:57 | More by GilGarp
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