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Raincloud Robust Porter - Foolproof Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

189 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 38 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SenorHops on 02-12-2013

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Ratings: 189 | Reviews: 34
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StuporJew
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

In my line of work, it's rare that I come across a beer/brewery I've never heard of. In this case, for once, I did. I just happened to pop into a local liquor store, to see how the other half lives, if you can dig it, and stumbled across Foolproof brewing. While there are new breweries coming into Texas at an incredibly exciting rate, the fact that this one slipped past my radar astounds me.
Both beers I've had from Foolproof so far have been excellent. But enough Blah-blah. On with the show.


Raincloud pours a dense, pitch black, that is quickly topped with a huge pillowy cap of foam. The head lingers for almost two minutes, diminishing slowly, and leaving loads of thick lacing clinging to the glass. Color me interested.


The nose is bushels of rich, smoky malt. Cacao nibs, burnt brisket ends, day old coffee (In a good way!), and British hops tickle the sinuses. There's not a hint of the 6.5% ABV to be had here, which is awesome, since I let this puppy warm up to almost room temperature before drinking. Rad.


Raincloud tastes like it would be perfect paired with a rained-out barbecue.
Ironically enough, the can says it pairs well with "a lazy day of movie watching or book reading", which I can easily say, it works well with. This is what a "ROBUST" porter should taste like. SO many beers make that claim, and fall short in the flavor department. This is the exception. Thick, smoky, heavy, and peaty. Roast malts hit up the front end, coffee and peat take up the middle, and a subtle hint of vanilla cream rounds out the back. Sorry, Smuttynose, but you're doing this style wrong.


On the Palate, Raincloud is soft, velvety, and deceptively smooth. Again, creamy, even. At the same time, it lets you know that it is NOT a light beer. The flavor lingers long after each swallow. But, that being said, it requires another sip. And another. And another.


All told, I'm incredibly impressed by this beer, from a brewery I'd never heard of,
from a town in Rhode Island that I thought was just a place in the show "Family Guy". (Pawtucket. Like Pawtucket Patriot ale.) I won't lie and say that half the reason I bought this beer was just that. But you know what? I'm damn glad I did.
Cheers!!!!

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersilio
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dheldman
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of R11415
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lou50rp
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good brew. Good color and taste is very good. Worthy addition to the porter ranks.

Photo of bp4171
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darcange
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ian_B
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InkedinRi
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice well rounded Porter. Served in a 12oz can

Photo of ktforce
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjcote
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carpentiere
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewswiden
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snilsen13
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

No head build up, correspondingly, thin mouthfeel. It smelled promising but the flavor is pretty normal; no real strong flavors. Since its light on flavor and slightly flat, this goes down easy. 12 oz doesn't feel like enough, but this isn't memorable.

Photo of slasich
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Raincloud Robust Porter from Foolproof Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.