Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd | The Bruery

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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:
619
Reviews:
51
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
131
Gots:
64
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 619 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dro7
4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is coffee, cherry, with a slight bourbon sent.
Taste is coffee, very sweet cherry, chocolate, with a suddle cask character. I originally really loved this beer from tap, but from the bottle it tastes sweeter than I remember. From the bottle, it seems as though the cherry may be masking the overall complexity of this ale.

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Photo of mbw314
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wcu80
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrojanRB
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 bottle

Pours an inky black with a thick mocha head that slowly settles over a minute or so

Big time cocoa nose, with hints of cherry

Vanilla, cherry, dark chocolate. More coffee. Layered and very complex.

Really well balanced. Not overly sweet, but nice big body.

Fantastic beer. One of my favorites from the Bruery

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Photo of gelasin
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THIS is The Bruery's best offering to date. A real feat to incorporate the cherry in such a perfectly balanced way. If you are able to find one I highly recommend it!

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Photo of BZ135
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Biskills
4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2017 bottle Im giving this a total 5 because I've been a hoarder for 8 years, and this is without a doubt the best beer Bruery has done, at least since I've been drinking Bruery offerings.

Amazing head retention and viscous in mouthfeel. I've never been a fan of fruited stouts but the cherry accents and compliments the robust notes of coffee chocolate and vanilla while keeping its presence known throughout. Th coffee on this thing in incredibly in your face and melds perfectly with the malt profile. At 13.5% this beer is just stellar and reminds me very much of the Floyd D Rue with same recipe

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Photo of Furlinator
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2017.
On tap at the Bruery tasting room on 01/18/17.
Pitch black with a half-inch mocha head. Huge coffee aroma. The taste is mostly coffee with a pleasant sweet cherry finish. Perfect balance. NOT to be confused with Floyd D' Rue, which is the one with infection issues.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hbmcdrew
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dataylor21
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshBrews
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
3.44/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Infected. Looked and smelled great, but soured.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Redgoatman
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madtowndmb1
3.61/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of M_chav
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Collaboration Series: Rue D'Floyd from The Bruery
4.42 out of 5 based on 619 ratings.
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