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Raincloud Robust Porter - Foolproof Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Jason, May 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color capped by a robust tan head; nice stickage and lacing

Smell: Roasty and chocolatey

Taste: Very roasty, up front, with dark chocolate settling in underneath; by mid-palate, the hops come on rather strong, bringing a grassy tone; bitter, roasty and chocolatey, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really tasty porter with an unusual twist in the hop bill; I would prefer a little fuller mouthfeel but that is a quibble

brentk56, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

braugon, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

Doomcifer, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of tigg924
2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

tigg924, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

tenacioustomato, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

grahuba, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Kegatron, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +5%

ChrisL24481, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Kevincredible
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Kevincredible, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Kinsman
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Kinsman, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kmlund, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

trevorpost, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dvmin98, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Std73
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Std73, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +5%

hoppymcgee, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

EgadBananas, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

angrybabboon, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Rhf9120
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Rhf9120, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of DaKur
5/5  rDev +31.2%

DaKur, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

TonyY, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Massbmx
4/5  rDev +5%

Massbmx, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

@ 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.

donkeyrunner, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 14, 2013
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Raincloud Robust Porter from Foolproof Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.