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The Bruery / Three Floyds Floyd D’Rue

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 441   ABV: 14.7%
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Floyd D’Rue is one half of a collaboration between The Bruery and 3 Floyds Brewing Co. Both breweries being known throughout the kingdom of beer geeks for larger than life barrel aged beers, it was only fitting that this brew would be something of a similar scale. Working together to create a brand new recipe for an imperial porter at 14.7% ABV, the beer was then laid to rest in rum barrels for one year. Going with a "spiced rum" theme, additions of vanilla bean, orange zest, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, star anise, nutmeg and fresh ginger were added just prior to bottling. The result is a fantastically robust ale with hints of citrus, rum, chocolate, molasses, exotic spices and toasty oak.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4698) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared at GTMW ticket wait out line 2014, presumably Ben. Rummy, boozy, rich, pretty tasty. Steady beige head. Syrupy sweet booze finish. Very heavy, liqueur like. More like a spiced rum than a Porter. Really tasty. I like it. Unique.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (863) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap @ The Bruery. Fantastic aromas of big tropical rum, oak, toffee, coffee beans, blueberries and barrel wood. Appears black with no foam at all. Taste is chocolate, oak, toffee, brown malts, cocoa nibs, nutmeg, spices and honey. Finishes sweet with massive tropical rum booziness, spices, vanilla, coconut and heavy barrel wood characteristics. Overall, this is a real treat. Very well balanced with huge complexity. A+ rating.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Looks much more like a stout with the dark brown foam and oily body. Smells terrific with chocolate, toasted oak, and cinnamon aromas. Rum soaked malts make the alcohol presence known but the middle and finish are vanilla and cinnamon. A little burn at the end. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap at The Bruery. Pours black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma of spice, chocolate and rum. Full bodied. Flavor of spicy rum, treacle, heat and a suggestion of anise/chocolate. Rum! Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13213) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle courtesy of gendv138, thank you sir! Clear deep maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, licorice, vanilla. Taste is wow! Very rich brunt licorice, espresso, dark bitter cocoa. I like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
750ml bottle of non infected beer, shared by Dan P. Poured black with a small foamy dark tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, smoked malt, jäger, cinnamon, and caramel. Taste of campfire, chocolate, spiced rum, dark fruit, and oak. Definitely an interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Lots of barrel in beginning here. Pours blackw ith good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Thick black, syrupy pour. Booze, barrel, coffee and some roast. Bottle shared by gendv138.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
750ml bottle pours an inky black with a ring of brown head. Nose has a ton of clove and allspice, tons of sun tan lotion, ginger, nutmeg. Smells like a pumpkin beer. Flavor has a ton of sugar, spiced coconut shavings, loads of clove, heavy caramel, some char, some burnt cake. Hot, sticky finish. Messy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Peanut and bakers’ chocolate nose. Black pour, thin beige head. Bakers’ chocolate flavor with fig accents. Medium body, smooth, warm but not hot. Very rich and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
750ml thanks to donnie! Thanks! Poured a pitch black color with a light tan head. Some notes of roasted notes, some boozy notes. Barrel character with some rum notes. Some light spice. Nice and smooth.


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