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Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout | Big Sky Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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551 Ratings
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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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,293
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
551
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
118
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 114
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

Photo of moundbz
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kirock
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very balanced stout which is a respectable offering in its class. There is an almost fruity smell. Not heavily carbonated but a smooth texture. The taste hints of chocolate and coffee. Slightly bitter finish. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head.

S - Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits and black licorice.

T - The taste is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Finishes with a nice amount of lingering char.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a decent imperial stout. The flavors are dark and roasty with the alcohol hardly noticeable.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boblemo
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
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 Sour_Lord
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 551 ratings
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