The Bruery / 3 Floyds Floyd D’Rue

RDF

3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL15/20

AdamJackson (2223) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – MAY 20, 2014 

Pitch black, minor latte head. decent alcohol fingers. pretty boring appearance. Smells like dark roasted chocolate with jalapeño peppers and roasted red peppers with coffee and vanilla. Very chocolate forward. sweet finish, very little booze flavors, no tartness detected at all. Fruit is there…but wouldn’t call it cherry. certainly a tawny port / rum detected. vanilla throughout w/ cinnamon spice.
The Bruery / 3 Floyds Rue D’Floyd
The Bruery / 3 Floyds Rue D’Floyd
The Bruery / 3 Floyds Rue D’Floyd
FDR
2.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20

AdamJackson (2223) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – MAY 20, 2014 

75CL stored cold and enjoyed split 2 ways? Gotta invite over more people to drink this. Pitch black. mild head fades slowly. Very sticky alcohol legs, espresso coloured head. Smells like jelly bellies and cheap licorice and band-aids and soap. The taste is even worse. Cough medicine, twirlers, cherry cola, thin mouthfeel. booze isn’t actually that bad. very sweet with rum finish.
The Bruery / 3 Floyds Floyd D’Rue
The Bruery / 3 Floyds Floyd D’Rue
I had both of these bottles side by side on Thursday and then again on Saturday and I would say I liked RDF even more like 4/5 on Saturday and FRD even less like 2/5. But still, interesting beers. I’m going to cellar my lat set despite the lactobacillus warning and see what happens in a year.