Brother Ivan
The Bold Monk Brewing Co.

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The Bold Monk Brewing Co.
Georgia, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
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3.95 | pDev: 5.57%
Nov 27, 2022
Apr 03, 2020
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Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
One of the best looking RISs I've had, lacing found the pint which I find rare if not totalli unique. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with a taste that is rich in roast. The only thing to ding was the smell, very much booze-forward completely hiding the other scents to my nose.
Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: Pitch black pour with a thin tan head.
Smell and Taste: Coffee and Chocolate. Slightly bitter on the pallet.
Feel: Oily with some carbonation.
Overall: The best thing going for Brother Ivan is the 9.7 ABV. Nothing really special to me. Not bad but there are greener pastures out there.
Jun 09, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2021
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Reviewed by michaelpearson from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from an undated can into a snifter, tar black through the middle, but with obvious clarity with light hitting the right angle. Center pour with a fingers worth of hazelnut hued head that ultimately clings to the edges as you drink it down. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted marshmallow, and toasted hazelnut. Flavors of bitter chocolate, and light roast coffee with a bit of milk and sugar. Nicely balanced at the finish, smooth, but not too sweet. This is a solid RIS. Not a style you see too often in Atlanta sans-adjuncts. Would put it up against any in the area and would be curious to see what some barrel aging might do, though perhaps hard to improve on the original.
May 05, 2020
Brother Ivan from The Bold Monk Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 4 ratings