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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,748
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
211
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
46
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of GuitarIPA
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ravisingh
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.

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

Photo of KMcGrath
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
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.

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Photo of flaskman
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.

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Photo of Murph106157
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
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.

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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.

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

Photo of VeganUndead
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

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Photo of JLK7299
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 HopBelT
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 bigred89
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Igor's Dream from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 211 ratings