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Floyd D'Rue - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 56 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BenJames on 06-27-2014)
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Photo of are_doubleyou
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A vigorous pour is required for head. A nice lace remained after the head dissipated. The beer is a very dark brown in color and no light could be seen through the opaque liquid as I held it up.

S: The smell is very rich. Strong notes of the spices (Nutmeg and cinnamon stood out to me) and rum barrels. My only complaint would be that these smells overpower any hint of the malt smell I love in porters.

T: The beer opens with a very dark, rich and strong malt flavor for a second before the spices kick in for the body. Like the smell I detected strong notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. The finish tastes strongly of good rum and has some alcohol notes. You can tell that this has been aged in rum barrels.

M: The mouthfeel is rich and creamy without much carbonation.

O: I can understand why people might not like this beer. It is very strong and the advertised flavors are powerful. I let a friend have a sip and her only response was "No." I think they went a little overboard with the spices and the barrel aging and lost some of the malty porter goodness that I love.

That being said, this beer is exactly what it advertised on the label and I can't knock it. An Imperial Porter with spices aged in rum barrels. If you like beers that overwhelm the palate with brash flavors and little subtlety or if that description sounds as good to you as it did to me you will probably like this beer. I would have it again if offered, but think the $30 price tag for a bomber is a bit steep for the quality.

Beer was served from a 750 ml bomber into a Blind Pig Mug.

are_doubleyou, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of acidreflux
1.25/5  rDev -64.5%

acidreflux, Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Photo of TheMintHippo
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

After opening the smell of rum is pungent. The spices also come through underneath. The color is black and the lacing looks appealing. The first taste I noticed was the burn of alcohol and the thick mouthfeel, under that was the malt. Coffee and spice flavors are hidden behind the overpowering rum flavors.
This limited brew isn't great and expensive, but as the tag line goes "It's Not Normal" and still an entertaining mix of harsh flavors. This is a beer to sip and share with friends, good luck downing a bomber alone.

TheMintHippo, Sunday at 04:21 AM
Photo of thewimperoo
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

thewimperoo, Sunday at 03:00 AM
Photo of emerge077
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky brownish black, fizzy tan head that fades away rapidly. Minimal to no lacing.

Somewhat astringent boozy nose, not tart. Gingerbread cookies, anise, Underberg bitters.

Taste is pure Underberg too, anise and gingerbread, astringent herbal bitterness. Anise, so much anise. Not too hard to drink, but the intense spices do dominate. If you know what you're getting into, it's not bad. Not sour or infected, just astringent from the double digit abv and intense spicing.

emerge077, Friday at 01:01 AM
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Floyd D'Rue from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
80 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.