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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Nose is less cherry and more booze. Lots of booze. Cocoa. Boost. Some booze.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from Dave. Pours murky brown black. Strong boozy rum nose. Vanillia, cinnamon, a bit too boozy for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap @ The Bruery. Black pour with a thin ring of tan foam. Nose has a strong gingerbread and orange zest thing going on. Fairly sweet but still a touch ashy and roasty. A bit of vanilla extract and booze. Flavor is a touch sugary. Kind of brûlée-like. Roast, some ash, and a fair amount of licorice. Lots of gingerbread cookies. Sweet orange zest and some vanilla. Perhaps a hint chalky on the finish. Not exactly what I expected, not horrible.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2324) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters, showing a black/brown hue, with brownish tan head foam that reduced to a persistent ring and no film, but left some light spots & streaks of lacing, and a leggy coating on the glass. The nose was caramel sweetness, rum barrel, fruit, orange peel, and a potpourri of spices, a few of which were noticeable to me as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and coriander? I guess I missed the ginger, star anise, and allspice. Medium to full bodied, the carbonation was soft, and the fruit & spices mellowed enough to notice some cocoa & treacle. Quite a syrupy sweet texture, with a low, rind-like bitterness, and warming disposition. I liked the rum barrel variation, and enjoyed the liqueur-like nature very much.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle with the epic. Aroma is licorice, dark dark chocolate, and rum. Pours pitch black, thick, and flat. Taste is really disgusting. Notes of spiced rum, unsweetened black licorice, soy sauce and wet dog food. The viscous quality of this beer makes it extra unpleasant since that soy/anis/dogfood taste won’t go away. This was a drainpour and a disappointment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Syb Pig Club bottle share. Thanks! Small snifter. Pours a dark brown with some small head. Aroma is very malty, boozy, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, spice, and rum barrel. The star anise really shines through. The taste though...man I was expecting more. Besides the anise, it is a glob of chocolate, rum barrel, booze and thick malts. Full body, spicy rum finish. It just felt lacking though.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olr1984 (1048) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
750ml ,bottle. pours a dark black with a small off white head. big rum barrel aroma. man so many different spices i dont know what the fuck is going on. this might have been a good beer in the thanksgiving/fall season.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with no head. Boozy nose, sweet with dark roast. A little spicy and pretty much just barrel--don’t get rum at all. Taste is molasses--this is a molasses bomb, with lots of sugar, a touch of spice and booze. Super sweet. Did I mention MOLASSES?? Thick with very little carbonation. This is one of the worst beers I’ve ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ricoslim (101) - - JUL 5, 2014
Had thanks to Prazak. Poured dark black with a tan head. Aroma is full of different spices hints of vanilla as well. Texture is light, but a nice boozy beer with nice rum and chocolate coming through in taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
750ml bottle, tasted at GreatMoloko’s place. Drink by 6/30/14 (so close!). Near black color. Thin ring of brown head. Loose bits of lace. Big orange, ginger in the nose. Medium bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp soft lighter carbonation. Good moderate to bigger bitter taste. Moderate sweet. Alcohol works well. Good bitter balance compared to other massive bruery beers. Kind of spicy, but not too spicy. Cinnamon, orange citrus, rum flavors. Pretty impressive stuff. Works a lot better than the Avery rum porter thing.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Wow. That is one shitty beer. Spices are all over the place. Taste is medicinal. Absolutely nothing to see here.


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