Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via mike. Nose is boozy. Moderate to strong cherry. Wow. Lots of passion in this beer. Thick. Sticky. Yummy.
knickskicks (731) - - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour. Big chocolate and bourbon nose. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, cherries. Smooth mouthfeel.
mcberko (6563) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a small brown head. Nose is a mesh of cocoa, cherries, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour is dense as fuck, like a black forest cake, with fudge, vanilla and bourbon. Very sludgy, thick beer. Good, but a bit too much for me.
GothGargoyle (1291) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown/black, slightly viscous, virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits. Full bodied, smooth and velvety mouthfeel, rich and complex on the palate with a long smooth finish. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cherry liqueur chocolates, dark fruits. Yum
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the Beer Heads bottle share in Falls Church. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of cherry and coffee. Flavors of plum and licorice with some dark cherry. Smooth, full finsih.
slowrunner77 (3800) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite sweet smelling and tasting as expected, but pretty well balanced between all that’s going on. What starts as a coffee dominated nose quickly turns to cherry-vanilla, then chocolate as well. Nice sipper. Not quite the best beer of the 2nd quarter as rated on RB, but pretty damn good!"
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with the epic. Aroma is wonderful. Sweet coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, licorice and toffee. Pours black and gooey thick with a small dark brown head. Taste is coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon, cherries, and just a hint of licorice. I love this thing. It is delicious and amazing.
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rue D' Floyd
The Bruery/Three Floyds
APPEARANCE: Pours a deep dark raven black with melted chocolate subtle rim variations. Aggressive pour produced the smallest carmel latte colored head that went away in an instant leaving a small halo.
AROMA: I was getting hit with a huge bouquet of deliciousness as I was pouring. Like chocolate covered cherries jubilee served over vanilla bean ice cream. Nice barrel notes coming out that really is begging me to drink this!
TASTE:There is a party in my mouth and Rue D' Floyd is invited! Now the nose comes into play taking that delicious desert I described and barrel aging it then putting it in a blender. Very deep, dense and delicious. Nice and sweet without be overboard. Not as much cherry on the flavor as in the nose but for sure still present and amazing.
MOUTHFEEL: Full body with light carbonation. Soft, velvety with a nice coating of the mouth and tongue. Wouldn't have guessed this is 14.4% almost no heat to it at all.
OVERALL: No infection notes at all, it's to bad it's not recommended to age. Some time on this might really bring out some more of the layers. For me to date this is the best cherry beer I've tasted. Great collaboration between to great breweries!
RATTING: 4.6/5 Zombie Heads!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL, huge thanks to Preston for sharing!! Pours a thick, oily black with small beige head. Nose and flavor bring gigantic, complex rich character, with vanilla, marzipan, espresso, almond, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate ganache, and sweet booze abound. A very distinct spiciness in the form of cinnamon and bold cacao with almost rum-like barrel character is prevalent throughout. Definitely warming, but very palatable for the ABV. Superbly done.
fitwitchik (331) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First on tap at The Bruery then poured from a bomber purchased at The Bruery poured into a 3Fpint glass Aroma is rum vanilla & lotsa spice! Flavor is best when more chilled than not. High ABV-hot!! Light vanilla getting a lot of allspice here. Did I say ALOT of spice here?! As it warms up it becomes more robust almost a different brew getting more molasses reminds me of pancake syrup but in a good way. Overall a better than average barrel aged brew. Spicy. Luscious. Very good.
Minderbinder (1860) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, coffee, alcohol, chocolate. Taste is of caramel, alcohol, chocolate, sugar, slight bitterness, dark fruits, molasses. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Nice balance. Overall: Tasty. Full bodied. A bit too heavy on alcohol. A sipper.