Raincloud Robust Porter - Foolproof Brewing Company
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Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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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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
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
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
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
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
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
3.99/5 rDev +4.7%
12oz can bought as part of a 6-pack from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" dark tan head over the almost opaque dark brown/black brew. Head falls at an average pace, with leggy cascading lace. Aroma is roasty grains and dark fruit.
Taste is cocoa and coffee to start, some dark fruitiness in the middle, and closes with light hops bitterness coupled with a slight burnt coffee character. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Nice.
12-03-2013 02:33:39 | More by ppoitras
Raincloud Robust Porter from Foolproof Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.