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Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd - The Bruery

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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 124
Gots: 47 | FT: 7
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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Braden, Jun 09, 2014
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JReites, Jun 08, 2014
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ManLoveBeer, Jun 08, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured into a tulip glass.
Smell- The aroma of this beer is fruity, mild licorice scent, coffee, roasted malts.
A- Dark, no head, opaque.

Taste- coffee upfront, lingering fruit notes while sipping. Roasty malts, not too sweet, dark chocolate.
Overall- I think, in my opinion, I would like more bourbon and oaky notes to be up there in my list. Im wanting more sweet notes rather than the sour lingering cherry notes. Coffee overpowers the porter and somehow it makes my ratings a bit lower than I expected the beer to be. Almost well balanced but Im comparing everything to Parabola, which is my all time fav. Its a good quality beer but wishing more bourbon aging.

Flip4beers, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

blkcld, Jun 08, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +3.1%

The beer is near black with a thin layer of crema on top. Lasting head retention with sparse lacing on the snifter. Delectable aroma, featuring chocolate covered cherries, espresso beans, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Cherries and chocolate meld beautifully with rich roast and silky smooth coffee. Bold and flavorful with a myriad of flavors flowing seamlessly together. An outstanding beverage, well exceeding my expectations.

Huhzubendah, Jun 08, 2014
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AOShabaz, Jun 07, 2014
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shehateme, Jun 07, 2014
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Denzo, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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PG2G, Jun 07, 2014
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Wayne17, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

mrebeka, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

johnyb, Jun 07, 2014
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Matthewpakula, Jun 06, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured dark and thick. Just a really inviting look to it. Smell was classic bourbon barrel. Vanilla and oak kind of dominated but picked up faint traces of coffee, milk chocolate and maybe a hint of dark fruit skin. Taste was just smooth, bourbon heaven. as it warmed, I definitely started to pick out the coffee and on the back end the cherries start to shine. This was fantastically viscous with just the right amount of carbonation to really coat your mouth. Absolutely no hint of infection at all. A dynamite beer.

Davepoolesque, Jun 06, 2014
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chippo33, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

bleedsblu, Jun 05, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottle I brought to share at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla bean, and coffee bean aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and slight cherry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great coffee and vanilla characteristics, but the cherry addition is fairly subtle to me.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 05, 2014
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Deep black with a thin brown head that sort of sticks around throughout the glass. Huge coffee nose. Only a hint of bourbon on the nose. Taste is big roasty coffee with some dark fruit/cherry at the beginning and hints of bourbon/vanilla on the finish. The mouthfeel is a rich porter and not as thin as some may expect. This beer is a delicious coffee bomb.

PHBoiler, Jun 05, 2014
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Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.