Igor's Dream | Two Roads Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by woosterbill on 03-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,781
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
198
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
46
Trade:
3
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nick_perry
2.83/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjco04
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of agreenman19
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black color with tan head. Aroma has nice whiskey barrel, sweet malt and an interesting perfume. Taste is roasty, bitter with dark chocolate. Spicy, dry and slightly boozy.

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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Summer 16 - pours pitch black, ring of tan foam. Coffee nose. Espresso. Smooth coffee blasted flavor. Some dark chocolate. Very bitter. Long milky bitter finish. Nice taste but the bitter is really strong. Hearty.

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Igor's Dream from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 198 ratings