Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout | Big Sky Brewing Company

Ivan The Terrible Imperial StoutIvan The Terrible Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.99/5
543 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jegross2 on 05-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,119
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
543
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
116
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 111
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

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
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 harpus
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dromines78
3.12/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rammed96
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AustinWadkins
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours thick black with a froathy mocha head

Smells of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, roasted malts, nutty and slightly boozy

Taste is bits of coffee, little boozy, chocolate, and malts

Overall this is a really good beer! Great balanced beer. I love the creamy mouthfeel. Will for sure get another

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Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 543 ratings
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