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Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 106
Gots: 45 | 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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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

06-02-2014 01:26:36 | More by Hugonaut13
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Beer21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-02-2014 00:13:54 | More by Beer21
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notchucknorris

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

06-01-2014 21:17:14 | More by notchucknorris
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MastaShonuf

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

06-01-2014 20:42:51 | More by MastaShonuf
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jvillefan

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-01-2014 18:48:49 | More by jvillefan
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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

06-01-2014 15:18:28 | More by Docrock
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Hopped_up_Chuck

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-01-2014 08:32:02 | More by Hopped_up_Chuck
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.38/5  rDev -2%

BA ThickNStout hooked me up with this bottle along with it's "twin", Floyd D'Rue. Enjoyed out of a brown bottle with a bottling date of 3/13/14 etched on the side and a sticker ordering me to drink by 6/30/14 and to keep refrigerated, as it may contain the dreaded Lactobacillus. Poured into a large snifter glass.

Appearance - Pours an inky dark, dark brown bordering on black, with just a hint of cola caramel brown on the edges where the light penetrates. A fairly aggressive pour yields just shy of one finger of rich cocoa brown foam that begins to recede almost immediately, fading to just a lacing wafting of film swirled across the surface. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell - At first, I get mostly notes of vanilla along with some hints of cherry tartness and a pretty noticeable heat from the bourbon barrels. As it warms, the richer elements of dark chocolate, faint coffee and roasted malt become more apparent, lending a wonderful complexity to the aroma.

Taste - At first, the cherry is very aggressive, with clear acidity coming through and pushing all other elements to the side. That gives way to a smooth sweetness from the vanilla on the aftertaste alongside some faint coffee bitterness. As with the smell, this beer doesn't really take off until it has a chance to warm up, with the sweetness from the fruit and vanilla being balanced by char bitterness from the roasted malt and coffee characteristics. The bourbon is fainter on the taste than it was on the smell, and the heat that was clear on the aroma is all but hidden until after the swallow, where there is a bit of warmth in the chest, like you'd expect from hard liquor.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied and moderate-to-low carbonation, with a silky, viscous mouthfeel and a slight burn from the heat of the alcohol.

Overall, this is a really interesting and unique beer. I love the fact that the barrel aging hasn't turned this into a beer that tastes like it's had a shot of whiskey dumped into it. Instead, it lends a complexity alongside the sweet and bitter notes from the malt, coffee, vanilla and cherry. As far as I'm concerned, FFF and The Bruery have produced two worthy beers here--Fd'R was good, and this one is just fantastic. With no signs of infection thus far, I'm regretting not getting at least one more bottle of each.

06-01-2014 05:00:00 | More by LambicPentameter
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-01-2014 02:46:34 | More by Lare453
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-01-2014 02:20:58 | More by mportnoy
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-31-2014 20:44:00 | More by jtladner
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-31-2014 13:20:06 | More by Quackus
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Chuggernaut00

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-31-2014 01:16:45 | More by Chuggernaut00
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Domvan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-31-2014 00:09:05 | More by Domvan
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-30-2014 18:26:31 | More by DIPAFAN
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Roger85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-30-2014 12:07:52 | More by Roger85
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wolf_switzer

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-30-2014 06:36:41 | More by wolf_switzer
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-30-2014 05:24:11 | More by drmcleod10
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dleiner

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-30-2014 00:20:07 | More by dleiner
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%

A- Pitch black with thin lacing, coffee in color no legs. Medium guming of the glass.

S- Sort of a bland cinnamon up front, coffee, bourbon barrel; cinnamon comes on more toward the back end. I am not sure if that is even part of this beer.

T- Nice and thick; just the right amount of carb here. It is odd drinking a ba stout/porter from The Bruery that is not cloyingly sweet. Pleasant in that way.
The coffee is upfront, I am still getting a cinnamon sting on my tongue. This does have the nice qualities of a porter being lighter than a stout.

M- A bit thin for my liking, but this is still really good with the M. Just the right amount of carb, then there is the cinnamon sting on your tongue.

O- I think the collab was a success. Well done!

05-29-2014 23:37:41 | More by gueuzedreg
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +3.1%

Mmmm bottle fresh before the so called funk kicks in. Jet black pour with small fizz mocha bubbles. Smells of chocolate, coffee, burnt sugars and vanilla. The taste follows nose but fairly strong sour cherry as it warms. Truly great depth with a bit of bourbon heat. Feel is thick and silky with great carb.

05-29-2014 23:14:04 | More by alaimoa
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smitty5245

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-29-2014 16:16:19 | More by smitty5245
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Erick_G

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-29-2014 00:09:20 | More by Erick_G
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Poorpatz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-28-2014 16:23:29 | More by Poorpatz
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-28-2014 12:57:31 | More by MikeCactusGordon
Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.