Rue D'Floyd
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Porter - Imperial
4.43 | pDev: 8.8%
Sep 02, 2020
May 17, 2014
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Notes: Collaboration with The Bruery

Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries and Vanilla beans added.
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4.27 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 02, 2020
4.38 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Jan 25, 2020
4.33 by antrocks from Massachusetts on Jan 06, 2020
4.35 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Dec 20, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Spring 2014 vintage; drank 1/31/15 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/black appearance.

Minimal dark khaki head; minimal lace.

Marshmallow, dark cherry & rich mocha nose. Bold!

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Rich mocha, coconut & dark cherry flavors up front; a mild cinnamon bite settled on my lips over the course of the session. Bourbon warmth emerged as this warmed.

A delicious, complex monster of a dessert treat. Wow!

Sep 02, 2019
4.33 by Hop_God from California on Jul 21, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Rristow from Ohio

Poured from bottle. Pours black with dark tan head. Lots of smoked meats on aroma with some bourbon and cocoa. Taste of dates, raisins, bourbon, smoked meats, coffee, cocoa. Really don’t get any vanilla. Very well done “porter”.

Jul 08, 2019
4.68 by Br0ng0 from Georgia on Apr 21, 2019
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5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Momma_Knapp from Connecticut

My husband traded for this last summer and just cracked it as a New Years treat. Wow it is SO good! Sweet but not overly. Cherry and vanilla flavors are noticed but not overwhelming. Delicious!

Dec 31, 2018
4.79 by KensWorld from Florida on Apr 30, 2018
3 by rspauldi from Texas on Apr 16, 2018
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4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by stortore from Illinois

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.

Feb 06, 2018
4.4 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Jan 31, 2018
4.35 by soze47 from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2018
4.5 by knicks19947 from New York on Jan 05, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jhavs from New York

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.

Dec 11, 2017
4.23 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Dec 10, 2017
4.34 by A_Rad from Wisconsin on Nov 27, 2017
4.03 by Richter525 from Michigan on Nov 12, 2017
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Nov 06, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

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.

Oct 27, 2017
4.25 by C_Adams from Ohio on Oct 23, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MacMalt from New Jersey

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.

Oct 21, 2017
4 by Jlabs from New York on Oct 17, 2017
3.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Oct 06, 2017
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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
by krome from Illinois

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)

Oct 06, 2017
4.42 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Sep 29, 2017
4.5 by npachl from Wisconsin on Sep 24, 2017
4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Sep 24, 2017
4.4 by Phineasco from Massachusetts on Sep 24, 2017
4.48 by Peter1977 from Massachusetts on Sep 23, 2017
4.75 by osseo222000 from Illinois on Sep 18, 2017
4.59 by unclekeith from Alaska on Sep 18, 2017
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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
by danh53 from Florida

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.

Sep 16, 2017
4.35 by mwbbq from Texas on Sep 15, 2017
4.43 by Andy_Luft from England on Sep 12, 2017
4.5 by sourdog from California on Sep 11, 2017
4.71 by dcmchew from Romania on Sep 04, 2017
4 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Sep 04, 2017
4.44 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Sep 03, 2017
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