Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout - Big Sky Brewing Company
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Reviews by MCain04:
3.76/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle from 2013 vintage, bottle 653/3000 poured into a Half Acre snifter at around 50F. Price $16/bottle.
Pours a dark brown body, almost no head to speak of, large beige bubbles quickly dissipate into mild rimming.
Smells of bourbon, sweet molasses, dark fruits, figs, vanilla, and light grape sweetness.
Taste is bourbon-forward with strong notes of molasses and vanilla. Drying alcohol esters. Subdued roast character. Taste is thin. Drying finish.
Feel is thin for as big as the beer is. Low carbonation. Easy drinking.
Overall, for as much as I anticipated this, I'm disappointed. This needs improvement in several areas. My other bottle will be happily donated to a friend who didn't get a bottle from the latest release, and here's hoping that future releases improve.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 00:05:18 | More by MCain04
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