Igor's Dream | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States | website

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
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
175
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
26.16%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
42
For Trade:
4
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 175
Reviews by tigg924:
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4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at the brewery--served into a tulip

Appearance: black in color, 1 inch head, opaque, low carbonation

Smell: roasted malt, chocolate, and whiskey

Taste: dark and sweet chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, then a big dose of oak

Mouthfeel: heavy bodied, medium-low carbonation,chewy, sweet with light bitterness due to the oaking

Overall: This beer is phenomenal. I think it may be my new favorite RIS and is certainly in my top 10 of any style. I love the oaking and the deep vanilla taste. The flavors come out one by one and jump and the beer becomes more complex as it warms. I would certainly pick some up if you can find it. That said, I do think the $20 price tag is a bit high for any beer, but...If you are ok with paying those prices, this one did not disappoint. The best beer from the brewery so far.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at York River Landing.
Black in color. Small tan head.
Aroma equal parts roasted malt and booze.
Whiskey, espresso, and bittersweet taste.
Too hot for me. The alcohol shouldn't be the predominant taste.

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Photo of amstokesdb9
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.68/5  rDev -10%
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 Kmlund
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DanE
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nyrblue2
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of diamondlie
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threephase
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mlefebvre7
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of hockeypuck
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at City Beer Hall in Albany, NY.

This one pours a dark black, with a tight mocha-colored head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, oak, and bourbon.

This is surprisingly roasty and bitter for a barrel-aged stout- not much sweetness. It's pretty nutty, and very roasty, with some chocolate, toasty oak, and just a slight amount of bourbon. This is really unique when it comes to barrel-aged stouts, and I enjoy it.

This is medium bodied, pretty chewy and nice, with a normal level of carbonation.

Probably the best beer from Two Roads that I've had- really nice stuff here.

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Igor's Dream from Two Roads Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.
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