Rue D'Floyd - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.79/5 rDev +7.6%
Reviewing Rue D'Floyd, an imperial porter aged in bourbon barrels with cherries and vanilla beans added brewed by Three Floyd's Brewing Company out of Munster, Indiana out of their facility in collaboration with The Bruery. The Bruery version, which also has coffee in it, was reportedly infected with unintended lactobacillus (it still tasted good fresh, but the infection likely means it will develop off/unintended flavors over time). However, this version was brewed and aged separately by Three Floyds and thus does not share the same concerns as (or the coffee in) the Bruery released version.
May 2014 vintage bottle served in a stemmed 2013 Midwest Belgian Beer Fest tulip and enjoyed on 06/01/14.
Appearance: Pours a dark chocolate color with minimal head that totally settles. No lacing or retention, but nice browning effect from the swirl. 4/5
Smell: Rich, desserty vanilla and chocolate cake, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses and light cherry. Wow. Smells incredible. The cherry character is not very prominent on the nose, but it is there. This is one of the best stout/porter noses I have encountered in a while. 5/5
Taste: Much more cherry in the flavor. Upfront is a nice mix of cherry, chocolate and a vanilla flavor that tastes like a donuts glaze. Bourbon and cherry flavor on the back half, with a big, lasting chocolate-vanilla flavored finish. The bourbon character comes out more and more as it warms up, and the longer you let the beer sit on the tongue. Lovely integration here. No real booziness. 4.75/5
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, minimal carbonation. Viscous, chewy and a little creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, but not cloying and very balanced. 5/5
Overall: Incredible. Viscous, decadent and robust, without being cloying. This is one of Three Floyd's and The Bruery's best barrel aged stout/porter releases. Heck, this is better than over half of the Barrel Aged Dark Lord releases to date.
Cost: $30 for a 750 ml bottle.
06-01-2014 17:05:11 | More by jegross2
4.38/5 rDev -1.6%
750ml bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.
A: Pours a deep inky black with small mocha-colored head that dissipates very quickly.
S: Very aromatic. Booze, chocolate, coffee, molasses, black licorice, and vanilla. (my son told me he thinks it smells like brownies)
T: Bourbon, roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and a touch of cinnimon. Finish is smokey and the cherry is there, just barely.
M: Medium body, very low carb. The lack of carbonation gives it a smooth feel. Also is sticky and provides a little burning sensation from alcohol.
O: I think this is a great stout. Only a minor negative for me is that I prefer a bit more subtlety from the barreling. Other than that, this is a complex, tasty treat! Becomes quite easy to drink as it warms, not a good thing for 14.4% abv!
06-14-2014 03:14:43 | More by d5001986
Rue D'Floyd from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.