Rue’d Attitude
The Bruery

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American Imperial Porter
Ranked #104
Ranked #11,246
4.33 | pDev: 5.08%
The Bruery
California, United States
Notes: This one might sound familiar. Brewed with 100% attitude — this imperial porter was aged gracefully in bourbon barrels for nearly a year. It was then treated with silky smooth vanilla, fresh tart cherries, and coffee from our friends at Hidden House Coffee Roasters. The result is an in your face ale with a huge mouthfeel that explodes with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit.
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2019 Vintage
12.6% ABV
Sampled in FW Tulip

Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a modest-sized dark beige head that slowly faded. Good looking beer.

Smell: The coffee and tart cherries compete for star billing here. Mild Bourbon is also present in the nose.

Taste: Coffee and tart cherries feature just like the nose suggested. Mild Bourbon, roasted malt notes, and tannic oak notes also come through. The finish features the coffee and cherry notes along with tannic oak notes in the finish. Restrained alcohol presence for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Spot on for the American Porter style category it's listed under.

Overall: Good beer. This beer is good but not how i remembered Rue d' Floyd. Still tasty.

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4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cousin brought this to Christmas. Damn, it’s good. Dark, dark, dark. Smell is really strong coffee with a slight cherry undertone. Taste is much more subdued than what I expected off the smell. Plenty of coffee on the taste, but a tart cherry works with it really well. Feel is thick and syrupy and big bodied, but not sticky or muddy. Just a freaking winner of a beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense and rocky three finger tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing. I may have poured this one a little too aggressively
S: Smells of coffee and dark chocolate with some vanilla and cherries hiding in the background. Decent oak and bourbon influence as well with a little roasted malt to round things out.
T: Taste is a huge amount of coffee up front with some nice roasted malts and dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, caramel, and a little bit of cherry. On the swallow there's more coffee, charred wood, cherries, vanilla, dark chocolate, and some slight lingering bitterness.
M: This beer has a moderate body with a silky feel on the palate. Carbonation is on the low side of things but more than adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this beer is very close to Rue d'Floyd. It's also a huge coffee bomb but it isn't quite to the same level. A very nice tribute though. Really great complexity with some awesome flavors that make this one a joy to drink. Well worth a try if you can get it.

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Rue’d Attitude from The Bruery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 12 ratings