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Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout - Big Sky Brewing Company

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605 Ratings
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 771
Gots: 196 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2006 - 8.75% (draft only)
2007 - 8.75% (500ml flip top bottles ~ very limited)
2008 - 9.5% (750ml - capped - 1152 bottles)
2009 - 10% (750ml cork and cage)
2010 - 10% (750ml - cork and cage)
2011 - not brewed
2012 - 12.2% (750ml cork and cage)
2013 - 13.8%

65 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-10-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-12-2013 01:33:19 | More by jplopez21
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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North Carolina

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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gumballhead1

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from 2012, bottle 1344 of 4200
Poured into a snifter, really smooth chocolate, rich oak, and plenty of bourbon boozy taste. I love this beer from big sky its hard to find bombers of stuff in Illinois. My first review so sorry if its unorganized. Overall a good bourbon imperial stout I would definitely recommend to others. I would say its comparable to our goose island bcs.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 01:27:47 | More by gumballhead1
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Texas

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Minnesota

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CommanderOfAwesome

California

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle, #300 out of 4,200. Poured into a snifter glass

A: Pours a deep chocolate color with minimal head, which isn't all that surprising for a BA 12% beer. Some noticeable alcohol legs on this one.

S: Getting some wood from the barrel, almost a red wine smell from the tannins. Not sure what type of barrel they used for this, but if they used red wine barrel I wouldn't be shocked. Slight coffee and chocolate aromas waffling out as well.

T: Oak, chocolate, coffee with some slight red wine tannins characteristics. Creamy as hell. Fantastic stuff and exactly what I want from an Imp Stout. Though I am a bit surprised by the wine similarities.

M: Creamy, thick full bodied minimal carbonation with a very faint slight booze burn. Such a smooth beer.

O: Excellent fantastic RIS. Creamy and smooth that's not over powering on the wood or the Bourbon. Overall one of the best RIS on the market and nice random find for me in the store. Going back to see if I can snag another bottle!

Serving type: bottle

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Kansas

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Montana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Wisconsin

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eric5bellies

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bug thanks to Nicks6217 for this one. 2010 vintage.

Reviewed from notes and drank with my buddy Darren

A - Pours the classic impy stout, deep black not much head that doesn't retain.

S - Plenty of chocolate, and mild bourbon, with a little wood.

T - Plenty of vanilla, and drenched bourbon wood with some really nice chocolate after flavours. This is a high quality stout.

M - Sliky smooth, thick viscous and minimal carbonation

O - A great bourbon stout, and one of the best I have tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 09:22:14 | More by eric5bellies
Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.