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Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd - The Bruery

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99
world-class

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 94
Gots: 45 | FT: 9
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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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
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mdfb79

New York

4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 05/17/14 notes. Got a few bottles of this in the RS this year and very glad I did. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

a - Pours a pitch black color with two inches of very dark brown head and moderate carbonation evident. Head leaves quickly, looks great.

s - Smells of milk chocolate, vanilla beans, coffee, toasted malts, milk, cream, coffee grinds, light sweet bourbon, and caramel malts. Awesome nose, lots of coffee and vanilla to it. Not getting any cherries at all but that's ok.

t - Tastes of more coffee than the nose, espresso, milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, cocoa, roasted malts, toffee, toasted malts, caramel malts, burnt malts, bourbon and light dark fruits. More coffee than the nose, very good.

m - Thick, full body and low to moderate carbonation. A little hot but not bad at all considering the ABV.

o - Overall I thought this was a very good porter, with no signs of infection whatsoever. Tons of coffee and some nice vanilla and chocolate to it was well. No real cherries to it, and the bourbon is lighter than I expected, but I thought this was a great beer. Well worth buying.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 15:30:43 | More by mdfb79
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smartassboiler

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-19-2014 12:48:33 | More by smartassboiler
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bigaltemple

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-19-2014 11:55:33 | More by bigaltemple
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AlienSwineFlu

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-19-2014 05:01:52 | More by AlienSwineFlu
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-19-2014 00:22:25 | More by mpayne5
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2014 23:24:23 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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aasher

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2014 20:18:38 | More by aasher
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-18-2014 15:59:58 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2014 04:22:31 | More by ajzy
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-18-2014 02:06:20 | More by MarkyMOD
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-18-2014 00:57:26 | More by Kegatron
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-17-2014 20:53:35 | More by zbodnar1
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briiguy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-17-2014 15:22:06 | More by briiguy
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-17-2014 15:10:29 | More by jarrgal
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sil1

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-17-2014 14:54:27 | More by sil1
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WCW

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-17-2014 05:18:58 | More by WCW
Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.