Homer321 (2509) - Melboring, 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.
dogfishho (646) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
"The good one" poured black with a very thin head. This review is based on notes from almost a year ago so it was well within the "drink by" date on the sticker. Still, the tartness of cherries was the dominant note in the nose along with the typical bourbon and porter, chocolate and vanilla type stuff. On the palate, the fruit tartness is prominent and unfortunately it sticks around for a bit too long. Considering the infection issues, it almost feels a bit too tart. Who knows... Maybe it’s psycho-semantics, but then again, what isn’t?
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Tart but not infected like the Three Floyds version, aboozy but somewhat enjoyable high gravity guzzler.
nuplastikk (4918) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by MrPickles. Deep black body, deep beige head. Sweet coffee tinged with cherry chocolate aroma, rich. Bigtime full bodied beer, very good. Rich barrel tones. Lots of depth. Quite an enjoyable dessert beer. World Class.
ineedbeer (1037) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle.
Aroma has a moderately strong coffee character with some nice background cherry and vanilla notes. Moderate chocolate and roast notes. Light oak and bourbon.
Pours black with a large, moderately thick, dark mocha head that exhibits decent retention as it recedes to a thin film that is thicker on the edges. Light lacing and long legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of chocolate character. Light roast and medium light coffee notes with quite a bit of cherry character, more than I remember from the bottles I opened fresh. Medium light vanilla notes with light oak and light bourbon. Moderate bitterness. Some light leather and tobacco that don’t work amazingly well with the cherry, but are light enough that they don’t detract from the overall flavor too much.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a better beer than the Floyd D’Rue but the cherry character comes off a bit medicinal and in my opinion clashes in the finish with the roast character. I don’t pick up any notes of an infection and this bottle has been stored at cellar temperature.
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big Sweet aroma. Dark medium thick pour. Mmm, it’s like drinking liquid chocolate covered almonds. This is amazing.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, as Rue D’Floyd (The Bruery Edition), new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2014, with cherries, coffee and vanilla, thx alot to Bruce for bringing this over!, very complex sweet Porter, roasted/alcoholic/sweet and slightly fruity/woody, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, WOW!
knickskicks (835) - - 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 (8544) - 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 (1574) - 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 (4016) - 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.