Yella Rrari
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #922
ABV:
13.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,679
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 8.08%
Ratings:
22
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2022
Added:
Feb 25, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: A pale imperial stout aged for over a year in bourbon barrels. With a not-normal appearance from the use of pale malt, it boasts a monstrous decadence from mountains of malted oats, along with the additions of vanilla beans, blonde roast coffee and tons of cocoa nibs.
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3.3 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 22, 2022
 
4.1 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Oct 14, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

The last of my 12 oz. bottles from a couple of four packs. That’s called foreshadowing.

Non-black stouts always weird me out, like Seether covering Careless Whisper (actually that’s just awful). Turbid rust, barleywinesque, warm bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla on the nose.

Yella Rrari is a warm throatpie of bourbon & caramel. Bourbon threads its way from start to finish along with a weighty dose of Christmas caramel. Mid-palate comes vanilla, brown sugar, sherry (very distinctly), with a lick of chocolate on the finish. Coffee/roast is MIA. Booze, however, is prominent. Light compared to the current pastry stout craze, this is one I could put down a few of & likely live to regret it.

Excellent beer that reminded me what this old-ass brewery can do with a barrel.

Sep 14, 2021
 
4.15 by izzyismyrott from Indiana on Aug 15, 2021
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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

12 ounce bottle, looks like it says bottled 02-19-21. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a kinda murky copper/brown color with not quite a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing either. Aroma is mostly sweet, the brew smells like vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa, caramel, coffee and a bit of raisin. Taste is sweet just like the aroma, with vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, coffee, bourbon, oak, cocoa, toffee, sherry, prune and earthy flavors. Aroma and taste are definitely on the sweet side, with a good amount of barrel character. Mostly sweet tasting but not overpoweringly so. Seems more like an English style barleywine to me, but I'm not complaining! Mouthfeel/body is full, it's rich and a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, wish I would have bought more. I know I'll pick up more the next time I come across it!

Jul 31, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by loubrew from Wisconsin

Very thick, like a runny caramel ice cream topping. Sweet, sticky Carmel & vanilla flavors with bourbon and coffee on the back end. Stout, barleywine, Old Ale? Whatever, but a lot of everything soaked in a barrel.

Jul 14, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by stortore from Illinois

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 2/10/21, had 6/18/21.

Pours a semi opaque copper color, with no head and some spotty cling. Aromas of coffee, malt, oak, char, caramel, some bourbon, some chocolate and brown sugar, light vanilla, a little maple. More prominent bourbon begins the flavor, then coffee, malt, vanilla, chocolate, some brown sugar. It’s fairly sweet. Smooth, a very good medium body, appropriately carbonated.

This is pretty unique and interesting. The aromas and flavors are kind of layered and complex, and the add- ins show well. Solid barrels and balanced. Very enjoyable.

Jun 29, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle. Etched on bottle neck is 'BOTTLED 02-18-21'. Elaborate, gold, black, and a small red detail label with the descriptive details in shiny accents.
Amber brown colored body. Brief beige head, but this turns into an active surface storm of rising bubbles. No lacing.
Aroma of bourbon soaked caramel, along with cocoa and vanilla. Coffee note is vague.
Taste is very rich, and adds a cinnamon flavor to the sweet caramel, cocoa, and vanilla. Coffee may be there but seems to be covered by the rich sweetness. Sweet cocoa extends into the aftertaste.
Thicker mouth feel, with syrup. Sticky on the lips. Carbonation is mostly for show, and does not show up in the mouth.
Higher ABV% does not burn, but does warm the gut. A true sipper or a choice for a dessert brew.

May 20, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Bottle courtesy of JohnnyHops.

May 11, 2021
 
4.06 by aasher from Indiana on Apr 20, 2021
 
3.46 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Apr 19, 2021
 
4.34 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Apr 16, 2021
 
4.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin on Apr 10, 2021
 
4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida on Apr 03, 2021
 
4.55 by MJSFS from Florida on Mar 25, 2021
 
4.5 by MykeJ from Minnesota on Mar 24, 2021
 
4.04 by tpeters from Michigan on Mar 18, 2021
 
4.11 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Mar 18, 2021
 
3.9 by nruhlig from Minnesota on Mar 12, 2021
 
4.27 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Mar 10, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Not your normal Stout, 3 Floyds is taking their menacing and macabre marketing strategy to the bright side with a "pale stout". But loaded with vanilla, cocoa, coffee and an extended barrel aged treatment and we quickly have a beer like no other.

Deep amber but certainly more than a few shades from black, Yella Rrari caps the glass with a slightly sepia-stained skirt of foam. As a rich and juicy malt scent rolls from the rim, a strong barleywine character reveals a host of stewed sugars, dark fruit, soft spiciness, port and whisky with a strong candied nuttiness in tow. Its generous sweetness portrays the decadence of sorghum, brown sugar, maple, toffee and praline with its early introductions to the tongue.

Highly complex and trending even more robustly with those barleywine tendencies, the middle palate reveals a savory blend of dark, dried fruits that range from apple and grape to fig, date, raisin, prune and apricot. Each seemingly soaked in sherry, the fruits invite the more nuanced tastes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and toast to round out the malts while keeping them slightly elevated. A late taste of tobacco, tea and dried oak only add to the beer's barrel-aged charm.

Full bodied, long and fat with malt textures, the Pale Stout finishes pleasantly cloying and highly satisfactory to the sweet tooth. An extended malty-sweet finish is spicy with rum, sherry and port as much as it is of bourbon as its aged character has a big say in the beer's savory, robust and complex flavor profile.

Mar 08, 2021
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4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by wprebeck from Kentucky

Popped open a bottle of this after my wife found it for me - neither of us had ever heard of it and no reviews on this site.

Upon opening, I could smell both vanilla and cocoa. Poured into a snifter, the beer has a thin head. Color is almost a caramel brown, much lighter than I'm used to from an imperial stout...but it IS a pale, after all.

Again, the overwhelming scent of vanilla is at the top of the beer. Mouthfeel is thick, as befits an imperial stout. Alcohol is present, with that warming feing at it goes down, but that's to be expected at 13.2% ABV.

I can almost taste a nutty - not quite hazelnut - flavor on the way down, with an excellent cocoa finish at the end! All in all, another great offering from Three Floyds!

Mar 06, 2021
Yella Rrari from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 22 ratings