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Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

396 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 99
Gots: 45 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  14.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries, Coffee and Vanilla beans added. Brewed in Collaboration with Three Floyds.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-23-2014)
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Nice khaki head. Stains the glass a little. Medium collar.

Smell - Coffee, bourbon. Dark fudgy chocolate. Smells pretty sweet, surprise surprise.

Taste - Nice bourbon and coffee. Very sweet. Oaky. Very chocolatey. Sweet fudgy finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and boozy. Medium carbonation. Sweet, but I don't mind so much.

Overall - Toeing the line of too sweet, as the Bruery tends to do.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 00:36:25 | More by Alieniloquium
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out chocolate brown with a nice head that delivers the lacing goods

Smell: Chocolate fudge, cherry and vanilla

Taste: Chocolate fudge, up front, with developing cherry, vanilla and Bourbon tones in the mid-palate; the finish brings more of the same but the aftertaste is overly sweet

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Much better than Floyd d'Rue but a little too sweet to be a top echelon beer on my palate

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 23:16:42 | More by brentk56
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eawolff99

Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-26-2014 04:31:47 | More by eawolff99
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2014 01:08:30 | More by uvm2003
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-25-2014 16:38:18 | More by threedaggers
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by AdamJackson, thanks for the opportunity!
Wow talk about polar opposites!
Huge sugary chocolate and caramel maltiness with bits of coffee and just a hint of cherry. Light toffee vanilla and hints of oaked bourbon round this one out. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation. I could sip on this beer forever. Hugely complex and nicely meshed.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 01:16:43 | More by johnnnniee
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wheelzntoys

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-24-2014 05:05:53 | More by wheelzntoys
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rbrefbeerman

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-24-2014 05:01:12 | More by rbrefbeerman
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jschonert

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-24-2014 02:39:39 | More by jschonert
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-24-2014 00:14:39 | More by Mark000
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-23-2014 23:41:16 | More by dfhhead25
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-23-2014 20:25:39 | More by hooliganlife
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RolandBlunts

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-23-2014 04:28:25 | More by RolandBlunts
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Blahstarr

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-23-2014 03:47:26 | More by Blahstarr
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-23-2014 02:01:58 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Beerenauslese

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-22-2014 19:35:26 | More by Beerenauslese
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earljones199

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-22-2014 12:07:55 | More by earljones199
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bsnone

Arizona

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-22-2014 01:30:08 | More by bsnone
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours super black, very nice thick mocha head. Sticks around for longer than I expected. The smell is mostly coffee, some chocolate, bourbon, strong bitter coffe is the main component here. Coffee also very upfront in the taste, with a bourbon kick towards the end. After a few sips I can taste the vanilla sneaking in there at the end with some oak, as well. I can't detect any cherry yet, maybe as it warms up. But I also can't taste any infection so I'm ok with it. The coffee and vanilla is enough to keep me interested. Mouthfeel is medium, only slight carbonation, and a very easy drinker considering the high abv. When it warms up I can pick up the slight cherry tartness. Not so much the cherry flavor, just the tartness. It's a nice little beer. I'm not the biggest fan of coffee so it's not going to rate as high, but it's very flavorful, and most importantly not infected.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 18:27:15 | More by Mikeypnh
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-21-2014 14:45:19 | More by BMart
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-20-2014 23:53:43 | More by mkirkland80
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bcm75

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks really thick. Almost black with hints of maroon around the edges of my tulip, and a beautiful dark tan head that dissipated quickly.

S - More subdued bourbon than some other Bruery releases, which was a pleasant surprise. I'm not getting much cherry, but there are some nice coffee notes.

T - Big, as expected. No sign of infection. This is not nearly as alcohol-forward as would be expected of a 14.4 beer. Vanilla and cherry are both subdued (cherry very much so), but subtly add to the overall flavor picture. I'm getting some hints of unsweetened chocolate. I wouldn't really call out any of the multitude of ingredients listed on the label - they work so well together, rather than calling attention to themselves individually.

M - Viscous and creamy. Very heavy-bodied for a porter; stout-like.

O - Spectacular. It's a pity about the infection, I would love to cellar one of these for awhile. It's a steal at the discounted infection-related price, compared to normal Bruery pricing, but that's assuming you plan on drinking it in the very near future.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 00:03:55 | More by bcm75
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-19-2014 23:14:23 | More by tommyguz
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Nightrain87

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-19-2014 19:40:49 | More by Nightrain87
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dcloeren

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-19-2014 16:16:10 | More by dcloeren
Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.