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Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

500 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 500
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 140
Gots: 48 | FT: 6
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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Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.