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Collaboration Series: Floyd D'Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

241 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 25%
Wants: 17
Gots: 33 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  14.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Porter aged in Rum Barrels with spices added.

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-12-2014 03:26:33 | More by Gobzilla
More User Reviews:
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nem2006

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured jet black with a thin dark brown head which did not hold. Appeared viscous while pouring and swirling in the glass confirmed it. Drank from a red wine glass.

Nose was booze through and through. Like an overly strong rum and coke with added hints of coffee.

As soon as it hits the palate, booze, booze and more booze. However you can pick apart the two types of alcohol; rum and the beer. Undertones of roasted grains, coffee (dark espresso to be more precise). The spices are completely masked by the booze.

This beer was a little softer on the palate and smoother after it warmed up a bit. I know people are down on this beer, but frankly it was not as big a let down for me as for others. It clearly needs to be laid down from 10+ years, however the possible contamination recommends against it. I enjoyed this beer for what it was; too young.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 18:29:16 | More by nem2006
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frozenjogurt

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-21-2014 02:59:10 | More by frozenjogurt
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BuschLeagueOC

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

07-19-2014 22:55:59 | More by BuschLeagueOC
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TDA8

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

07-18-2014 14:47:42 | More by TDA8
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

07-16-2014 23:41:45 | More by brother_kenneth
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Scalawags

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

07-16-2014 16:28:08 | More by Scalawags
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vfgccp

New York

4.54/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Great looking porter. Black coffee body with nice dark mocha head. Ok retention and low lace.

S - Spice forward nose, almost Christmasy. Raw anise, coriander, and raisin. Basil, fennel seed, and booze.

T - Super smooth with seamless integration. Thick molasses and fruitcake center layered with licorice, vanilla, rum, pistachios, gingerbread, chia tea, orange zest, and toffee. Highlights of oak, coffee, and nutmeg.

M - Silky smooth with a perfect medium-full body for the style.

O - Outrageous. One of the best imperial porters I've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 22:40:14 | More by vfgccp
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Neilnpk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-14-2014 18:29:14 | More by Neilnpk
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Moc513

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

07-14-2014 02:23:07 | More by Moc513
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SUBER

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-13-2014 22:36:14 | More by SUBER
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01001111

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-13-2014 06:53:47 | More by 01001111
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mhenson42

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-13-2014 03:33:02 | More by mhenson42
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud.

Pours no real head, little dark bubbles, super dark black with no light, it absorbs light, long legs that just coat the glass and never slide downwards, like a wall of legs .

Nose is WTF?! A weird blend of everything, a cooked cinnamon and baking spices, little spiced rum thing, lots of cinnamon and possibly allspice, with some vanilla, a straight molasses rum and rummy booze, weird candy orange peel cointreau like aroma, choc and cocoa.

Taste starts with more orange liquor and rum, lots of candied orange peel, cinnamon too, like a nice rum punch, fresh raw molasses and candy, a big booze flavor too, wamrth, tingle, etc, and some nice vanilla, orange vanilla icing, and just a touch of cocoa. It has a nice cake like flavor, rum cake with orange vanilla icing with cinnamon and baking spices. Actually quite nice, just really boozy. Finish is sticky and a bit syrupy sweet but not cloying, fair booze warmth too, more rum cake and orange vanilla icing, little spices, cinnamon, etc.

Mouth is heavier bod, little syrupy, decent carb, plenty of warming tingly booze.

Overall much better than expected, yes it's really booze and pretty rummy, but that's what it was supposed to be, it started pretty much as Black Tuesday and they aged it in rum barrels, so that it is this drinkable is surprising, with a nice cinnamon, orange, vanilla, spices, etc. Really interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 02:18:32 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a deep dark black hue with a thin mocha halo.

S - Aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, rum, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, orange liquor.

T - Taste is lots of cinnamon and spices, orange liquor, chocolate, loads of rum which was to be expected. Rather boozy but come on, it's almost 15%! Rich rum cake, heavily spiced. Well executed.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, somewhat heavy and syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was really good. Of course it's boozy...it's rum! Seriously, it's almost 15% and rum. What do your expect...should be higher rated.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 21:17:07 | More by rudzud
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EliotRosewater

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-11-2014 03:02:45 | More by EliotRosewater
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joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +28%

07-09-2014 19:29:02 | More by joegard
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solo103

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-08-2014 21:08:14 | More by solo103
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-07-2014 20:33:19 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Cfeezy

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-06-2014 01:10:28 | More by Cfeezy
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john0721

California

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-05-2014 22:27:25 | More by john0721
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oldsailor

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-05-2014 16:06:26 | More by oldsailor
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-05-2014 00:57:47 | More by stereosforgeeks
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-04-2014 15:18:20 | More by JohnK17
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07Bigben01

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-04-2014 04:20:36 | More by 07Bigben01
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Collaboration Series: Floyd D'Rue from The Bruery
76 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.