3 Floyds / The Bruery Rue D'Floyd | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds / The Bruery Rue D'Floyd3 Floyds / The Bruery Rue D'Floyd
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3 Floyds / The Bruery Rue D'Floyd3 Floyds / The Bruery Rue D'Floyd
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries and Vanilla beans added. Brewed in Collaboration with The Bruery.

Added by jplopez21 on 05-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#332
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
314
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
55
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of KensWorld
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rspauldi
3/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stortore
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a snifter. Bottled 3//17, had 4/28/17.

Pours near black, opaque and lightly oily looking, with a half inch, quickly dissipating head of darker foam and some soapy lacing. Smells of bourbon, malt, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, oak, light smoke, a light kind of mustard aroma. This smells great. The taste is roasted malt, bourbon, cocoa, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, some molasses, light alcohol. Really smooth for the ABV, creamy, a great full body, well carbonated.

Whatever barrels they used are incredible, great flavor and aroma. Such a well crafted beer. Did not get any cherries out of it, though. At a higher price point, but well worth a purchase.

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Photo of Virby44
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soze47
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bomber bottle poured into snifters.

Dark, near pitch black, opaque with thin whispy tan head and collar.

Aroma of bourbon barrel and rich vanilla and sweet cherry.

Flavor has smooth bourbon barrel, hints of bittersweet baking cocoa and vanilla beans. Sweet candied cherries and a hint of fresh cherry tartness. Not full on sour as some have said, mine has been in the fridge for a few months.

Pretty rich body, bit syrupy, smooth lighter carbonation.

A complex and full flavored brew. The hint of tartness may not be on purpose, but went with the cherry flavors. Rich vanilla and bourbon in the aroma and taste.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My god, this is rich.

It's a strange beer though. Obviously, the bottle has changed - it's far from new (at the time of opening), and there have been numerous reports of souring or infection. My bottle is not infected - no gushing, no total lack of carbonation, etc. It just has a strange sourness to it on opening the bottle. As the beer warms, that sour has become very subdued. The vanilla and bourbon are incredibly rich, nearly overwhelming. While the bottle is "only" 14.4%, it hit me quite hard - I don't think that I'll be finishing the bottle in one session.

Very minimal head. Slightly sour nose. Rich, thick, wonderful mouthfeel. Complex taste - lots of vanilla, the advertised cherry seems to have faded. All the same, this has aged pretty well. I'm really enjoying it.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Courtesy of @FFFjunkie's BIF box. Poured into 3 Floyd's teku glass. It pours jet black with a finger of foamy, mocha-colored head and lacing. The nose is bourbon-forward with cocoa, freshly-brewed coffee, cherry, and subtle vanilla. The taste opens with a blast of tart cherry and bourbon. The chocolate and coffee and more subtle. I like the way the flavors blend. I've heard that over time the cherry gets stronger so it's hard to tell how different it would have tasted a couple of weeks ago. Still, as someone who likes dark fruit, I'm enjoying it. It's medium-bodied, not particularly viscous, with moderate carbonation, and you cannot ignore the 14.4% ABV, which catches up with you. Overall, this is a terrific porter brewed by great brewers. Even if the taste has changed, it's still terrific.

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

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Had this side by side with the Bruery version, this one definitely seemed off ... but it soured nicely (albeit it straying far afield from the target)

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peter1977
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of osseo222000
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of unclekeith
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danh53
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The cherry blends well with the bourbon flavor. This beer is very sweet and bourbon forward. Mouth feel is full bodied for a porter. Its what you would expect these two breweries to produce.

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3 Floyds / The Bruery Rue D'Floyd from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 314 ratings