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The Bruery / Three Floyds Rue D’Floyd

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 432   ABV: 14.4%
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Rue D’Floyd 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 14.4% ABV, the beer was then laid to rest in bourbon barrels for one year. Rue D’Floyd developed notes of toasty oak, vanilla and toffee from barrel aging, which was supplemented with vanilla beans, Portola coffee, TCHO cacao nibs and cherries prior to bottling. The result is a wonderfully balanced yet flavorful ale exploding with coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and dark fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (363) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Big Sweet aroma. Dark medium thick pour. Mmm, it’s like drinking liquid chocolate covered almonds. This is amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (764) - - SEP 20, 2014
Black pour. Big chocolate and bourbon nose. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, cherries. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
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!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Rue D' Floyd The Bruery/Three Floyds American Porter 14.4% ABV 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2014
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.

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