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Rue D'Floyd - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Rue D'FloydRue D'Floyd

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 89
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  14.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jplopez21 on 05-17-2014

Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries and Vanilla beans added. Brewed in Collaboration with The Bruery.
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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 10
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4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Curran today.

This one pours an oily and very dark black, with a very small head, and basically no lacing.

This smells really, really strongly of sweet cherries, both cherry fruit and sweet cherry juice. It smells authentically like cherry, not artificial which is nice. Beyond that, there's a little bit of vanilla, much less than advertised, and a bit of chocolate.

This was really, really tasty, but I might not have known it was bourbon barrel aged if I hadn't looked at the label. The barrel character is pretty subtle, with really no bourbon, and a bit of vanilla that was more likely derived from the actual vanilla beans. However, the cherry flavor is uber delicious, and quite sweet, but not too sweet. This luckily doesn't reach Dark Lord levels of sweet.

This is fairly thick bodied, with a lower level of carbonation, and a creamy but slightly slick mouthfeel.

This was as good as expected. I'm not sure if people were worried about infection issues with the 3 Floyds versions, but this one had no issues of that sort.

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4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Incredible. Taste was sweet like DL. Very tasty and very smooth for such a high abv!

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4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Finally decided to open this up last night and share with two friends. It was awesome. The cherry, vanilla and bourbon flavors were precise and delicious. We agreed that this was similar to Life is Like; wish I had the guts to open my bottle of that and compare this and that side-by-side, but I'm keeping LIL for a bit longer.

The only weird thing about this is that the beer is called a porter. It drinks like a stout and might as well be one; I've never heard of a 14.4%-ABV porter before! Haha.

An excellent beer - definitely seek this out if you're on the fence and/or have the means to get it. Wish I had more.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pour at a bottle share. This, Black Gold, and Black Tuesday were my person highlights of the night. Poured with a dark medium thick body. Huge sweet slight vanilla aroma. Mmm, really good. Tastes like drinking liquid chocolate covered almonds. Some hints of vanilla. This is amazing!

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -32.6%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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Rue D'Floyd from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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