Igor's Dream
Two Roads Brewing Company

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Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
4.01 | pDev: 9.73%
Feb 22, 2020
Mar 24, 2013
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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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Rated: 4.41 by Walty102 from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by stortore from Illinois

Jan 17, 2020
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by GuitarIPA from Connecticut

Mar 22, 2019
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Reviewed by ravisingh from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.08 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by flaskman from New York

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.21 by Murph106157 from Connecticut

May 10, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Mar 23, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.75 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.1 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Feb 19, 2018
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

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.
Feb 05, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by mjco04 from Connecticut

Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Aug 29, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by dental from Massachusetts

Aug 03, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by agreenman19 from Connecticut

Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by MattXT from Virginia

May 22, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 21, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut

May 03, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Kurmaraja from California

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Apr 03, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Feb 16, 2017
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Reviewed by SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

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.
Feb 05, 2017
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Reviewed by von_kaiser from Connecticut

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!
Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 3.18 by PHBoiler from Illinois

Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2016
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