Igor's Dream
Two Roads Brewing Company

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From:
Two Roads Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV:
10.9%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 9.73%
Ratings:
216
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 22, 2020
Added:
Mar 24, 2013
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  46
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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4.41 by Walty102 from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2020
 
3.5 by stortore from Illinois on Jan 17, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Jet black color, one and a half finger brown head, amazing lacing, light carbonation.

S: Chocolate, oak, alcohol.

T: Whiskey (lots of it), alcohol (tons of it), chocolate. For the deep winters in Siberia, I guess...

F: Full bodied, super smooth mouthfeel. Very hard to drink due to high ABV.

O: A STRONG, whiskey-filled Russian imperial stout. Not for the faint of heart.

Oct 05, 2019
 
4 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Jul 13, 2019
 
3.69 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Apr 30, 2019
 
3.85 by GuitarIPA from Connecticut on Mar 22, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ravisingh from Connecticut

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Came in a tulip glass with about a quarter inch of head leaving behind a minor amount of lacing. The color is dark chocolate and the aroma is pretty much the same. The taste is definitely boozy, but the roasted notes are there and definitely present. There are also chocolate notes in the background. Nice stout.

Feb 10, 2019
 
4.08 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Feb 10, 2019
 
4.02 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with minimal head that died quick. The aroma is hearty with notes of roasted coffee, wood and hints of booze. The booziness comes through in the beer but it is mild and not overpowering, there is some smoothness coming from wood notes and there is a touch of sweet malts like bitter chocolate and vanilla along with a roasted edge at times.

Oct 03, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by flaskman from New York

Poured into a tulip glass from a growler can that was 6 weeks old. Dark black/brown with a generous head that looks like it should be on a rootbeer float. Very attractive. The bubbles in the head are a bit larger than most. The smell is nothing special. First sip is delicious. You can taste the rye without it competing with the base beer, Not too roasty, sweet or coffee forward. Decent lacing with some head retention. A very well balanced stout with a hot finish. The mouthfeel is just thick enough and it is sticky on the lips. When I swallow a sip I am getting a pleasing sweet taste of roasted malty goodness that leaves a slightly bitter rye whiskey finish. I love it...... but I am partial a boozy stout and rye whiskey.

Jun 05, 2018
 
4.21 by Murph106157 from Connecticut on May 10, 2018
 
4.08 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Mar 23, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

raft at Pennsport. Dark as night with lasting beige creamy head. Aroma is subtle, mild sweetness. Taste brings stronger bitterness, chocolate, some lacto. Smooth and creamy. Not any sign of the barrels, but super tasty.

Mar 23, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

There's nothing like some rye on rye action to get the party started. And Two Road's dream of a stout uses a combination of rye grains, rye whisky barrels and a subtle hint of spruce for balance and interest.

Igor's Dream pours jet black and with a hardened opaque exterior. Its boisterous tan head floats the rim and brandishes the nose with char, toast, smoke and whisky. A tingle of pepper draws the senses closer while its taste is robust and sweet with molasses, cocoa and cream.

Saturating the tastebuds with its sweet char, the middle palate brings a bittersweet, smoky chocolate flavor with expresso, burnt toast, black walnut and burnt cream. Hints of vanilla lead to a slightness of grilled cherry, grape and licorice dive into a spicy finish of oak, whisky, husky, caramel, peppercorn and juniper.

A late palate of woodsy bitterness is moderately resinous with pine cone, smoldering embers and a tannic balance to assist the hops in offsetting the lingering sweetness. Full bodied but offering a sense of roast and oak derived dryness, the stout is decadent and palatable, right down to its long and gritty linger.

Mar 16, 2018
 
3.75 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Feb 26, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by VeganUndead from Virginia

Head retention is impressive, and the aroma is more of the oak. Very easy drinking, but the barrel is more apparent than the malt, just a bit boring for me

Feb 25, 2018
 
4.1 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Feb 19, 2018
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2.83/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by nick_perry from North Carolina

General oak, whiskey, and cherry notes on top of a fairly mediocre stout.

Feb 05, 2018
 
4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 04, 2018
 
4.12 by HopBelT from Belgium on Jan 03, 2018
 
4.35 by mjco04 from Connecticut on Dec 14, 2017
 
4.06 by bigred89 from Maryland on Sep 24, 2017
 
4.12 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Aug 29, 2017
 
4.21 by dental from Massachusetts on Aug 03, 2017
 
3.81 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Jun 21, 2017
 
4.36 by agreenman19 from Connecticut on Jun 08, 2017
 
4 by MattXT from Virginia on May 22, 2017
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 21, 2017
 
4.25 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on May 03, 2017
 
4.31 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey on Apr 30, 2017
 
4.08 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 17, 2017
 
3.68 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Apr 03, 2017
 
4.41 by AccipiterofBeer from New York on Mar 14, 2017
 
4.06 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Feb 16, 2017
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3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

Pours a deep dark brown. The head is big and soft with little retention.
Nose is roasty with lots of whiskey notes followed by espresso beans. Taste is roasty and oaky. Lots of very bitter black coffee with some milk chocolate covered cherries. There's a lot of whiskey flavor but very low heat for the ABV.
This comes in squarely on the thin side. I prefer much more viscosity in a big stout. Carbonation is very high. Decent stout overall but it has it's flaws. Too thin. Too bitter. Too much carbonation. Some nice whiskey notes though and it's a bit of a change of pace from your typical barrel-aged stout.

Feb 05, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by von_kaiser from Connecticut

don't get me wrong...a good beer but i personally would prefer them to be a bit sweeter & fuller. had a 5 year vertical (13' - 17') at the source on igor day. each year was on the thinner side. 13' & 14' were very smooth, roasty in flavor w/ a mild barrel character. the 15' had the the whiskey bite and was the best overall imo. 16' & 17' were hot. glad to finally tick these and am looking forward to this years armagnac variant!

Jan 29, 2017
 
3.18 by PHBoiler from Illinois on Nov 15, 2016
 
4.28 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Oct 26, 2016
 
3.81 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2016
Igor's Dream from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 216 ratings