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Igor's Dream - Two Roads Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 19
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woosterbill on 03-24-2013

In honor of Stratford’s aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky, we’ve created this most unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout. Made with rye and aged in oak whiskey barrels that give it a depth of character like no other, we think Igor would be pleased with the attention to detail in our creation.
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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smooth drink and no after taste it has a strong aroma

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threeviews
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle (BOD: 12/20/13) into a Two Roads branded Belgian Tulip/Snifter glass (classy!)

A- Pours jet black with a proud, 1+ finger mocha colored head with remarkable retention, especially considering the 10.9% ABV. What's not to like, so lets move on! (4.5)

S- Wow...they must have been freshly dumped because the barrel characteristics are massive, nearly overpowering the base beer. Oak, Vanilla and Rye Whiskey dominate with Chocolate and Coffee from the beer trailing behind. If you like barrel in your Imperial Stout, this is the one! (5.0)

T- Like the nose, the flavor is very barrel-forward with flavors of oak tannin and spicy rye whiskey with the beer providing enough flavors of bittersweet chocolate and coffee along with an aggressive espresso bean astringency. (4.25)

M- The carbonation is very strong (almost prickly) and is enough to maintain a substantial layer of film throughout consumption. As evidence by the substantial head on initial pour, the body is only medium and much less viscous than other 10%+ ABV Imperial Stouts. However, the lighter body increases its drinkability to the point that I find my hand grabbing for the glass way too often! (4.25)

O- Although I prefer Bourbon Whiskey to Rye Whiskey, I love barrel-aged beers (regardless of type of barrels used) and Igor's Dream delivers in spades. Although, I prefer Imperial Stouts with a bit more body and a less astringent finish, Igor's Dream is still a pleasure to drink and showcases great execution of barrel-aging. (4.5)

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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Black Eyed Sally’s: This one pours an opaque, very dark brown color. There was just a bit of a tan head o it and it left some lacing. Nice nose. Some chocolate, roastiness, a touch of rye. The taste is also pretty good. Chocolate malts, a touch of sweetness, a bit of hop bitterness, and some of the rye. A nice brew.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Igor's Dream from Two Roads Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.