Rue D'Floyd | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.43/5
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737 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#244
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
737
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
68
Trade:
11
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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4/5  rDev -9.7%
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
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4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
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3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
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2.78/5  rDev -37.2%
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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well this is a quandry. Remember last time's infection of this bottle? They took care of it, full refund. Do I factor that beer into this score? I dunno, we'll see. I'll think about it as I continue.

Pours a hearty brown and black color. 1/2" off white tan like head. The aroma drops chocolate, cherries, bourbon and coffee. The infected version had some cranberry going for it.

Taste, the uninfected version was fucking bad ass. Coffee popped hard, bourbon was just the nice complimentary type that wasn't understated but also wasn't oppressive and hot. The cherry was done in the right proportion and kind of the lightest impact of the adjuncts. Mouth feel, wow, amazed how easy to drink and enjoyable this is at such a high abv. I packs the usual coffee/bourbon/chocolate into a beer amazingly, literally with a cherry on top.

It seems like people agree with me, they love this beer, but yet I almost never hear any chatter about it. Bruery people are the best people, making it so easy for others to acquire without gouging.

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

Pours an oily, night black color with a fluffy mohagony colored head, slowly fading to a ring of lacing at the rim of the glass.

The nose of this is bursting of roasted coffee and vanilla milk chocolate, enriched by the oaken, spicy barrel. These go very well together, creating an intriguing complexity which reminds me of a slightly boozy Schwarzwälder-Kirschtorte, with only nuances of sugared cherries cutting through the profound, roasty maltiness.

Drinks silk and smooth, with an oily thickness, which reveals its huge body even better than the light alcohol bite during the finish.

Tart cherries define the beer‘s taste from first glance, which, at the beginning is a little startling, since it is so unusual for a stout to offer a nice tartness up front. This blends well into rock sugar and caramel, establishing the stout‘s more expectable sweetness, and just to make sure everything is under control here, the cherries then get dipped into melted bitter chocolate, revealing a coffee bean roastiness. The coffee gets a pleasant red berry tartness from the cherries, which works astonishing well with the coffee‘s roast quality, soothed by a calming vanilla note, adding a wooden sweetness. The bourbon barrel adds a little heat and a chewy spiciniess, which in no way pushes the beer too far, but instead enriches the already existing flavor complexity, resulting from the adjuncts. Finishes tart, sweet, roasty with a huge load of chocolate, which makes everything blending together, with a late barrel dryness, partly enhanced by the coffee bitterness, partly by the cherry tartness.

A wild ride on the tongue - this is intense and mind blowingly well balanced. I expected an adjunct onslaught, battering against my palate uncomromising, boy was I wrong. This works great, everything seems to fall into place playfully, creating a decadent and both challenging and rewarding imperial stout, which, despite its abv, I can‘t stop sipping.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
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4/5  rDev -9.7%
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Rue D'Floyd from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 737 ratings