Igor's Dream | Two Roads Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
Wants:
29
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42
For Trade:
4
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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of agreenman19
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
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 -3.2%
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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Photo of PHBoiler
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kurzman
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of KTCamm
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
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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Photo of madgamer34
4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sellen
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeterD10
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got a growler fill of this today. poured into a snifter, black with a mocha head.

whiskey and oak on the nose, also some light raisin and slightly sweet berry notes as it warms. on the palate getting dark roasty malts, light caramel, smooth chocolate and bitter coffee, wood and a nice touch of whiskey. decent mouthfeel, could be thicker but no major complaints.

overall really glad I tried this one, definitely showcases some intresting flavors that go well together. not the sweetest stout which I appreciate for a nice change of pace. only complaint would be I thought the alcohol became a bit overpowering and astringent as it warmed ... maybe I just prefer bourbon barrels over whiskey barrels.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottling from last year. 750 ml corked and caged bottle numbered #254 poured into a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a big khaki head that fades leaving stringy to patchy lace.

This smells of citrus and is quite roasty with a little mineral bite. Some fruity to solvent alcohol is evident.

It tastes quite dry and roasty/bitter with strong coffee, char, earth, tobacco and a touch of citrus hops. Plenty of layers of bitterness to this, mostly coming from the char of the grain than anything.

This is medium to light in body with moderate carbonation. The rye whiskey barrel influence is muted and honestly its a bit disappointing that it isnt more evident. This brew is all about the acrid char/roasty bitterness (which isnt a bad thing) but I guess I was just expecting/wanting more out of it.

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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Igor's Dream from Two Roads Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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