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Raincloud Robust Porter - Foolproof Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 35 | 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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by donkeyrunner:
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
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

Photo of tigg924
2.86/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jefftuck47
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Photo of Mikedhoppy
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Kinsman
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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 Std73
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Raincloud Robust Porter from Foolproof Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.