Rue D'Floyd
The Bruery

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From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial Porter
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 9.71%
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
703
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 20, 2020
Added:
Mar 23, 2014
Wants:
  149
Gots:
  63
SCORE
98
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Notes: Brewed in Collaboration with Three Floyds.

Imperial P\porter aged in bourbon barrels with cherries, coffee and vanilla beans added.
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Rated: 4.32 by crobinso from Colorado

Mar 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by PugsandBeer from Florida

Oct 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by Hop_God from California

Sep 14, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 12/13/16; drank 2/24/17 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Brown/black appearance.

Minimal khaki head; minimal lace.

Milk chocolate, hazelnut, cherry, coffee & mild cinnamon notes in the nose; wow!

Thick mouthfeel.

Milk chocolate, vanilla & cherry flavors up front; medium roast coffee bean & mild booze heat notes on the finish.

A delicious, balanced, complex stout (this ain't no porter). Epic.
Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/13/2016. Pours dense opaque pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, red/black cherries, vanilla, cream, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, fruit skin/pit, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness. Slight booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, vanilla, coffee, cherries, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, red/black cherries, vanilla, cream, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, fruit skin/pit, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness. Very mild herbal, grass, roast, char bitterness; and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, red/black cherries, vanilla, cream, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, dark bread/crust, light licorice/molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, vanilla, coffee, cherries, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast flavors; with a fantastic roast/hop bitter/sweet, bourbon/oak spice, and tart/tangy fruit balance; with zero cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness, bourbon/oak spiciness, and tart/tangy fruit. Mild increasing warmth of 13.5%, with zero lingering barrel booze after the finish. Overall this is an amazing flavored barrel aged imperial porter. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, vanilla, coffee, cherries, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/tart/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Amazingly soft/silky feel for the huge ABV. Perfectly balanced between super rich malts, vanilla, cherries, fruity/nutty coffee, and bourbon barrel presence/integration. Mild earthy hops and fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and top tier quality style example. Pretty mind blowing stuff. Heard infection rumors around about this beer, wasn't sure what collab side had them. This was a home run.
Sep 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.59 by MJSFS from Florida

Aug 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Nedster10 from Michigan

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by dmb987 from New York

Aug 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by Justinbshelton from Alabama

Jul 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle. Pours black with dark tan head. Lots of smoked meats on aroma with some bourbon and cocoa. Taste of dates, raisins, bourbon, smoked meats, coffee, cocoa. Really don’t get any vanilla. Very well done “porter”.
Jul 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by KT123 from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by Vivs85 from New York

May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.56 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Apr 17, 2019
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
WOW! Took me a while to get a hold of this but boy was it worth the wait! Perfect amount of cherry and vanilla adjuncts. The high ABV isn’t even noticed it is so tasty!
Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Radcpa from Washington

Sep 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Peter1977 from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Aug 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by unclekeith from Alaska

Aug 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Rothobinide from California

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by JohnCassillo from California

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.41 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by Travitten from Iowa

Jul 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by inspektor from North Carolina

Jul 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.52 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.66 by dirtyhalos from California

Jul 25, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a 7venth Sun snifter glass.

A: Pours dark oily black and opaque. Forms a thin tan head that fades quickly with low visible carbonation.

S: Big semi-sweet chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Dark roasted sweet malts, a touch of char that I’m not sure if is from the barrel or the malts. No cherries particularly on the nose.

T: Chocolate, roasted malts, and the cherries that I didn’t get on the nose. Vanilla, oak, and bourbon all in balance, with some char or maybe hint of smoke near the end. This is a sweet malt bomb through most of the drink, with just a touch of hop and roast bitterness near the end. It finishes with sticky sweet malts and bourbon and just hints of a lingering cherry sweetness.

M: An insanely heavy, thick body for a porter - but honestly at 14.4% how are we pretending this is really a porter? The alcohol presence is incredibly well-integrated and balanced. Low carbonation sensation with a slick sticky mouthfeel.

O: Wow…I'm really impressed. This is probably my favorite stout (let’s call a spade a spade) that I've had from The Bruery. And WAY better than Floyd d'Rue.
Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by nguasta2 from Illinois

Jun 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by BigKev23 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by kidzord from Illinois

Jun 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by KidSalami from Illinois

Jun 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jakethesnake503 from Indiana

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by lr300 from Puerto Rico

May 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by ellswrth from Oregon

May 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.52 by jjbarranco from Illinois

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by IrishColonial from Texas

Apr 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by Ivan52 from Iowa

Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Skellbop from New York

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by TravisMason from Indiana

Apr 04, 2018
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