Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout | Big Sky Brewing Company

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Ivan The Terrible Imperial StoutIvan The Terrible Imperial Stout
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jegross2 on 05-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
541
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.48%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
117
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 541 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of martianMan
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i would buy this again. was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Schumatrix
4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Huffaroma
4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

probably one of my favorite Russian Imperial Stout.

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Photo of The_Woodling
4.87/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown/black pour with a slight mocha khaki colored head. Roast, char, tar, and a little coffee on the nose. Flavors of tobacco, roasted malt, licorice, and coffee abound in the taste. Medium feel but coats well and the abv is hidden well. Quite enjoyed this offering and I was pleasantly surprised. Cheers!

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Photo of Boblemo
4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've never had an IRS like this not to bitter, and fruity very good IMO.

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Photo of verge
4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chrysti71
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great smooth flavor especially for a higher alcohol content. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Rpm0003
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ManBearPat
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great RIS. The comparisons to old Rasputin are legit. Only points off for a lack of proper carbonation... Otherwise, a well above average example of the style.

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Photo of Geoffq
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Flathead_Monster
4.69/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TylerJ
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lukebell15
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pstam87
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Sour_Lord
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This might not be the best stout I've ever had, but it's still pretty damn good. Tastes or chocolate and coffee. Pours pitch black and is not too thin at all which gives it a good mouthfeel. I will buy again

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Photo of tvoss99
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of FarmerTed
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like dirty oil with a nice head that leaves some nice lacing and a brow film on the glass.
Smells like stale coffee, burnt malts, licorice and dried plum.
Taste follows the aromas.
A very nice, thick chewy beer. No gimmicks here. Would love to try the barrel aged version.
As a side note, after enjoying Ivan, I poured another next to Old Rasputin, they are birds of a feather.

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Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 541 ratings.
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