Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout | Big Sky Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jegross2 on 05-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,406
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
558
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
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121
Trade:
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Photo of NathanBeets
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lahey
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap (nitro) nice and roasty, some dark fruit flavor. Not much burn for the alcohol content. Nitro creaminess made it way too easy drinking. Solid attempt at the style. Reminded me of a pumped up guiness.

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Photo of csmrx7
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Giggy
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark appearance with significant tannhead that disipat s quickly. Aroma is slightly sweet caramel. Taste is also a slightly sweet caramel without any aftertaste.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving: on nitro, in a tulip.

The beer is totally dark, with a really foamy nitro head, and a ton of long lasting lacing. The aroma is somewhat understated, especially for a big RIS. The taste is dark roasted malts, some cocoa, a little dark fruit, and some mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is super creamy (again, there's the nitro).

Overall, it's a solid Russian Imperial Stout, very enjoyable, but not quite up there with the classics.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 2015 12oz bottle. Pours jet black. Aroma is molasses and subdued coffe, chocolate and a hint of booze. Very smooth taste, subtle chocolate and coffee. Very underated IMO

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shortbox81
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of detroitpat
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Suds
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This brew is a dark black liquid...thick and dense. The head is a medium-brown colored foam. The aroma is dominated with over-ripe fruit and roasted malt. The taste is a bit drier than expected, with firm mid-taste bitterness and plenty of warmth. The fruit notes continue through the taste. Flavorful finish.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garymuchow
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Any "easy drinking" RIS? This goes down smoothly and nicely. It's a 2016 so I'm sure how old it is but it has no sharpness or bite, but it's not aged tasting either. Nice mix in the aroma with a mild richness and hints of candied dark fruit sweetness. Flavor has a little more straight dark malt taste. Dryness on the finish and that's a hop character shows with a lingering grass like taste on the balancing bitterness. Not a heavy feel but a bit more than moderate.
No big objections here. A nice "everyday" RIS.
Thanks Bro.

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Photo of RMW66
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 558 ratings
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