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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries, Coffee and Vanilla beans added. Brewed in Collaboration with Three Floyds.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
624
Reviews:
52
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
132
Gots:
64
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 624 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of CharlesK
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Burgh1328
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rabbott2
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

had this a few times and most recently the fresh 2017 batch. The description of this beer is spot on with everything that comes through. The "strong porter" versus a stout is certainly obvious when drinking. Smooth milk, creamy chocolate. The cherries and vanilla really has a nice presence with great balance in this beer. It definitely is smooth with no heat and drinks more like a 10% beer.

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Photo of Armando_Perez
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kash2112
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kingjohnh
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JVinson
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Rich onyx hues with a dark sandy head and moderate lacing
S: A bit of the barrel on the nose with dark chocolate, raspberries, and cherries
T: Layered profile of dark roast coffee, sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, and fruit
F: Medium body with ample carb
O: I enjoyed this one quite a bit more than the 3 Floyds version, although both are excellent porters. Decadent and full flavored - very tasty.

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Photo of elemenohpee1
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rcjennings
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This new 2017 version of RDF is solid as hell! Nice deep chocolate notes and a slight fruity (cherries I assume) hint to it! Light bourbon barrel notes at the finish but still super smooth

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Photo of nataku00
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was just tremendous. There are lots of flavors - vanilla, coffee, cherries, but none of them dominates. I was hesitant when I saw tart cherries on the label, but it adds a nice dark fruit flavor. The big winner here, though, is the mouthfeel - so creamy. Great beer.

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Photo of floyd_pugman
4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On the nose I get caramel, coffee, vanilla, and an astringent note that had me worried at first (wasn’t obviously cherry to me, but it subsided as the beer warmed). Palate starts off with caramel, coffee, and chocolate, with vanilla, chocolate fudge, and sweet-and-sour black cherry rolling in (with no sign of infection, happily). Getting some smoke and leather on the finish, with cinnamon, toasted coconut, and cherry lingering on the aftertaste. It’s very good, and much better than any other of the Bruery bottles I’ve popped recently, but I wouldn’t say it’s world class, mainly due to the only moderate barrel complexity. To put it another way, I’d likely max if it became available again to Reserve members, but I wouldn’t trade anything high end to get it.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Type: 750-ml. bottle
Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter
From: heresy22 on Beer Advocate
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received March 20, 2017
Consumed: April 9, 2017
Reviewed as: American Porter
Misc.: Bottled on Dec. 13, 2016

Thanks, Chris!

Had two tasters of this at The Bruery Society Kickoff Party on Jan. 7, 2017. It was my favorite out of the ~20 beers I tried. Excited when I walked into my office one day and this was waiting for me. Thanks so much, Chris! Gave it a 4.75 (out of 5) on Untapped at the time and I expect this to be around that once again.

Poured a black color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy tan head, which thinned out rather quickly. Serene setting underneath. Very good spotty lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.25)

First sniff brought me back to that glorious day of The Bruery greatness. Got rich coffee malts, smooth oaky bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, cocoa, dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, hints of black cherry, semi-char wood, chocolate syrup, milk chocolate, gooey fudge and some earthy leather. (Smell - 4.75)

Taste might have even been better than the nose. Wow. This once again brings me back. Got sticky milk chocolate, smooth oaky bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, cocoa, cinnamon, coconut flakes, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, hints of tart cherry, chocolate syrup and gooey sugary fudge. Incredible. (Taste - 4.75)

Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. (Feel - 5.00)

Whoa. Maybe even better than I remember. Definitely in my Mount Rushmore of beers. (Overall - 4.75)

4.75 | 100 | A+

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Photo of dvmin98
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was exceptional. All the flavors came through on the nose and tongue. The cherries were the star. Tart and sweet. The coffee and vanilla beans were not overpowering. The bourbon was very slight, which played well with the other flavors. A lot of times, the bourbon overtakes everything, but not here. Very very very well done.

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Photo of alwaysplayin
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BWood
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look is fair. Not much head. Smells of the vanilla and base beer with slight barrel. On the sip you get a nice cherry burst. Slight coffee there and some good chocolate. Feel is to be as expected from a porter. Just slightly thinner than a stout. Overall an amazing beer. Great collaboration.

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