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Two Roads Igor’s Dream - Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Igor Sikorsky, at the age of 50, realized his dream of 30 years with the successful lift-off of the first practical helicopter in Stratford, Connecticut, September 14, 1939.


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. Here’s to Igog-and following dreams to reach new heights!

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle shared in London - picked up from Beergium. Pours black-brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose has a lot of scorched wood, dark chocolate, ash. Medium sweet flavour with strong ashy bitterness, some alcohol, bitter baking cocoa, woody dryness. Full bodied, oily, with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish, with loads more hard ashy roast, bitter baking cocoa, more drying wood, scorched earth. Hard-edged gear. Pretty solid overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9972) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle at Leighton’s place. 8/12/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A jet black coloured pour with a lasting dark tan head . Aroma is dark choc roast, cherry wood , wood, cough medicine. Flavour is composed of, sweet, jammy fruits, woody smooth roast, vanilla, cakey malts, boozy. Palate is medium full, rounded. Highish carbonation, . Lingering plummy fruits, blackberry. Little marzipan. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17679) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle split at Bespin, thanks to LKS, 08/12/16. Pitch black with a decent tan covering. Nose is charr, roast malt, toffee, tangy dark fruits, molasses, fruit cake, black pepper. Taste comprises sweet malts, subtle whisky, molasses, spice, charr, treacle toffee, spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Ok impy but a touch on the harsh side ... would sup again but wouldn’t seek out.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
exRAID (121) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 24, 2016
Бутылка 14 года. Аромат супер, добротн& выдержа& имперца. Вкус странны& нет имперск& жирност& возможн& составл& ржаного виски вносит свои коррект& Алко хоть и скрыт, но горечь не очень приятна&

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4519) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Tap. Mule Bar, Winooski, VT. Just about black. Film of super sticky, leggy, tan head. Nose has lots of oak. Comes across vinous and slightly sweet. Soft vanilla. Some smoke. Taste is vinous and dry. Some smoky sweetness on the lips. Medium body. Silky mouthfeel. A bit boozy. Dry, vinous finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Draft. This is g[d stuff. Dryer and woody. Charred and roasty. Toasted rye. Vanilla cocoa. Complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9467) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Draft to taster at FoBAB 16. Pours a dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have spicy rye, bourbon, chocolate, roasted, wood, resin, solid beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5790) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Cocoa and bourbon. Nothing crazy standing out about this. Had this poured from draft at FOBAB 2016 at UIC.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1508) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
En fût. Liquide huileux et d’allure mince. Aucune mousse ne flotte en surface. Un singulier filme huileux pour toute décoration. En inclinant mon verre, je remarque des reflets ambrés et roux poindre dans cette noirceur morte. Des arômes peu volatiles. Je dois presque plonger mon nez dans le liquide pour en apprécier les arômes. Une fois mon nez mouillé, attention! Est-ce une bière ou un whisky? L’eau de vie envahit absolument tout ici. Ce n’est qu’en bouche que je puis vraiment apprécier une torréfaction franche et très sèche, les saveurs granuleuse et bien herbacées. Bon, je bois bien une bière, mais cette dernière souffre d’un vieillissement beaucoup trop puissant. Sec, alcoolisé à outrance et beaucoup trop mince pour mon goût personnel, une bière que je ne reboirai pas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1774) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle @cgarvieuk - The Xmas Tasting 2016. Pours black with a beige head. Nose is chocolate, whisky but the all encompassing smell is booze. Taste is very much the same as the nose but everything more mellow and softer.


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