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Raincloud Robust Porter - Foolproof Brewing Company

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Raincloud Robust PorterRaincloud Robust Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SenorHops on 02-12-2013)
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Reviews by Brandegee:
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Brandegee

Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%

A: Pours black. My can had a tremendous amount of pressure on it, causing lots of foam. Had to wait a couple of times for it to settle before finishing the pour.

S: Malt, roast coffee, hint of chocolate.

T: Chocolaty, lots of roasted malt and slightly burnt coffee. A healthy amount of bitterness, but not too much.

M: Lots of body, but not as thick as many stouts. The dark and roasted malts dominate, very little hop and sugar syrupy feel.

O: Solid example of a robust porter. True to style and an impressive delivery from the can.

10-28-2013 00:47:03 | More by Brandegee
More User Reviews:
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braugon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-02-2013 20:21:16 | More by braugon
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2014 20:54:50 | More by Doomcifer
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-18-2013 03:08:59 | More by Jason
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.84/5  rDev -25.5%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, dark brown in color, clear, medium carbonation

Smell: cocoa and bosco

Taste: cocoa powder, char, and dark chocolate

Mouthfeel: sweet start, bitter middle and a less bitter end, medium carbonation, medium bodied, chewy

Overall: I think this is a slightly below average porter that has a decent amount of char and bitterness. This is not bad, but nothing really stands out either. Not every brewery matches everyone's taste, and I am beginning to thing Foolproof and myself are not a match.

09-10-2013 14:20:28 | More by tigg924
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-06-2013 18:59:21 | More by tenacioustomato
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grahuba

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-14-2014 20:32:56 | More by grahuba
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-07-2013 01:27:30 | More by Kegatron
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5%

08-18-2013 15:05:14 | More by ChrisL24481
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-15-2013 11:40:56 | More by Kevincredible
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Kinsman

California

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Fills the glass with a nice dark black looking body but requires a rather aggressive pour to yield much head. Pretty standard as far as porters go.

Rich chocolate and roasty espresso notes come through nicely on top of an underlying toasted bread character and just a hint of earthy hops.

As expected, the roasty dark malts do most of the talking here. Bittersweet to a point with a nice fresh coffee flavor and some delicate chocolate notes. Subtly balanced by the hops. Not quite as robust as some but pleasant nonetheless.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side for a robust porter, but it makes for an easy drinker. Overall, not quite as in-your-face as some porters can be (i.e. Smuttynose, Founders) but still an enjoyable drink on a cloudy/rainy day.

06-25-2013 20:45:49 | More by Kinsman
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-02-2013 15:43:25 | More by Kmlund
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

06-01-2013 02:07:08 | More by trevorpost
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-26-2013 13:19:58 | More by dvmin98
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Std73

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-03-2014 18:23:14 | More by Std73
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-20-2013 11:49:39 | More by WhitmansNiece
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

12-30-2013 01:27:42 | More by hoppymcgee
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.01/5  rDev +5.2%

Thanks for the can Mike!

Pours black, opaque, with a medium brown colored head of about a finger, leaves some sporadic lacing. Aroma is nutty, chocolaty, quite roasty, with maybe a bit of roasted coffee. Taste has a big chocolate kick, some roasted coffee, brown sugar, hints of grass, chocolate cake. Nice full body, creamy, rich, good medium carbonation, smooth. Drinks easy, plenty of chocolate and body, overall a nice robust porter.

07-29-2013 00:40:26 | More by EgadBananas
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

Consumed 3/10/13

Appearance: Dark, dark brown - surprisingly dark, honestly, coming from a bright blue can - pours with a small, light tan head - fades to a small trace of a cap, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Dark and roasty - decidedly robust, almost smells like a stout - roasty coffee and dark chocolate - semisweet chocolate chips and chocolate cake - some toffee and some hints of dark fruits - light touch of what smells like lactose, and I'm pretty sure I'm not imagining it

Taste: Roasty with a lot of chocolate - roasty, lightly burnt coffee - chocolate malts, with some caramel malts and toffee - dark chocolate and milk chocolate - chocolate cake - light lactose flavor that kind of makes this taste like a mocha latte (might be a stretch, but close enough) - light bitterness, moderate but pleasant sweetness overall

Mouthfeel: Medium-ish body, creamy, smooth, light carbonation, lightly oily aftertaste

Overall: Taste the rainbow... or rather, Raincloud

I can't say I was particularly impressed by Foolproof's IPA (Backyahd), but this robust porter is remarkably solid. I would actively encourage people to try this. It's very roasty and chocolatey, and I think it has some milk stout-like qualities. Tasty.

03-10-2013 06:15:49 | More by angrybabboon
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-18-2014 11:07:19 | More by Rhf9120
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DaKur

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +31.2%

03-17-2013 21:33:58 | More by DaKur
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TonyY

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-22-2013 19:23:00 | More by TonyY
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

04-12-2013 01:20:15 | More by Massbmx
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%

@ Mills Tavern, Providence RI

Served in a Foolproof snifter. Dark brown to black in a very dark dining room for extra darkness. Big, splashy head throws lace all over the glass. Good lookin' stuff.

Heavy char aroma. A little dark fruit like fig or cassis pops up here and there.

Complex and extremely flavorful. Cassis up front with a heavy char in back. There's some hop bitterness which really shoves the char on your tongue. I like that. Maybe some dark baker's chocolate. Maybe?

I was going to give up on Foolproof after their ho hum IPA. This is much, much better. Between Mayflower Porter, HF Everett, Smuttynose Robust porter, OC Stovepipe and Raincloud I think porter is one of the styles New England does best.

10-27-2013 21:13:07 | More by donkeyrunner
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -6%

On-tap 2/6/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts, some coffee and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a creamy roasted malt character followed by mild flavors of coffee and chocolate. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer porter to drink for a while.

03-14-2013 16:22:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Raincloud Robust Porter from Foolproof Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.