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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2487) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Nose is less cherry and more booze. Lots of booze. Cocoa. Boost. Some booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (645) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Ever-polarizing, I actually liked this one. Buying many bottles probably bumped me up the list to be a Hoarder this year as well :) Pours think and dark with a thin head. The aroma is almost entirely spiced rum, but there is a licorice note that is quite strong as well. On the palate, there is an almost minty quality that compliments the spiced rum flavors, but the downside is the extremely sticky mouth feel. You almost need to drink water in between sips. Still tasty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/18/15] Draught at The Bruery in Placentia. 2014 edition. Opaque black. Aroma of chocolate, wood and lots of rum and alcohol. Sweet flavor with chocolate, wood and lots of boozy rum. Medium to full-bodied. Good, but too much boozy rum for my liking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
En fût sur place: Une base chocolatée robuste mais complètement renversée par un déluge d’épices à rhum et de sa chaleur. Aussi intense que désagréable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1918) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pour at the taproom. Thick dark brown pour. Spicy nose with some citrus going on. Taste is interesting but a bit too much like a fall candle at grandma’s house. Hmm. Ya, muddled mess in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (719) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Draft the the bruery. Pours a deep brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is spicy, potpourri, rum. Flavor is spicy sweet, huge spiced rum, lingering into the finish. OK. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4901) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (941) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1188) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11977) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14663) - 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.

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