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Raincloud Robust Porter - Foolproof Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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MrDarcy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-08-2014 18:49:04 | More by MrDarcy
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-06-2014 14:39:08 | More by Celtics76
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Im sampling a cellar temp can poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a dark cola brown with densely packed tan head of 3 cm foaming up. The head fades gradually to a sturdy edge layer.
Aroma is sweet malt with some molasses and a bit of brown sugar and bakers chocolate. i also get roasted notes and some mild spicy hop character.
First sip reveals a smooth textured body that features gentle spacious carbonation making the beer very easy to drink. Sticky coating properties after each sip too.
FLavor is big on the malt side with roasted malt up front, dark chocolate and maybe a little tobacco actually.
There isnt any alcohol to be spoken of nor any big hop flavor that I get. This finish is bitter, but it is coffee ground and almost burnt malt flavor that gives the bitterness not any hops.
A rich robust malt forward beer, that goes down easy and leaves a lingering roasted finish after each sip.
A worthy beer from a good brewery in RI.

Serving type: can

03-04-2014 03:57:59 | More by sulldaddy
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BeeGinner

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

02-13-2014 01:47:29 | More by BeeGinner
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-04-2014 21:12:21 | More by waiting4lunch
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-02-2014 01:07:34 | More by paulmcm
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itchytasty

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

01-27-2014 01:22:30 | More by itchytasty
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-26-2014 00:52:10 | More by LoudRed
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hogansct

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-22-2014 22:45:02 | More by hogansct
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. The box said the Canned on Date is 11/25. Pours a very dark brownish black color with a 1/4 inch of medium brown head. Almost no lacing. The aroma is slightly smokey with some dark chocolate, sweet hints of caramel, and earth. The taste is dark chocolate upfront with some nice roasted malts. Charcoal, earth, and black coffee. A bit of a metallic aftertaste, but its minimal. Fair amount of smoke flavor throughout. Light mouthfeel. Overall, its a pretty decent Porter in a can that I'd look for again.

Serving type: can

01-13-2014 01:12:11 | More by PicoPapa
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acbe

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

12-30-2013 19:29:50 | More by acbe
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epoole3

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-30-2013 01:28:10 | More by epoole3
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-28-2013 00:11:07 | More by StArnoldFan
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-08-2013 20:53:54 | More by nmann08
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

12-04-2013 13:08:53 | More by sailorastro
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magictacosinus

California

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabbon for the extra. Poured into a tulip pint glass out of a 12oz can. No canning date, unfortunately.

First off, what's up with this thing? The carbonation is ridiculously volatile, and it's not even can conditioned, from what I can tell. Pours about 7 fingers worth of an off-khaki head, complete with a ton of huge bubbles in the mix. Any additional pour would have this climbing up like a scoop of ice cream. Leaves behind a ton of sticky foam on the glass, which is wild as lacing is decent at best. Nearly pitch black in appearance, with some slight color showing against the light. Exceeds all expectations as far as the robust porter style goes here.

The aroma contains the classic roasted qualities that pertains to the style, although not as much as you'd expect. Notes of milk chocolate, slight coffee, roasted malts, as well as vanilla, licorice, and a little bit of earthy bitterness both from the malts and hops (the latter which produces some mellow notes of orange peel and pine). Pretty standard stuff overall, and exactly what I'd expect. The sweetness from the extra ABV is welcome, and luckily it makes itself hidden. Good stuff overall.

The flavor is especially more chocolate forward, and for that matter, slightly more roasted in character. Right at the front there's a slight roasted malty sweetness that turns into the astringent equivalent of eating an actual bar of dark chocolate. This is followed with some slight licorice, vanilla, and some orange peel. Restrains itself pretty well on the malt profile, and the cocoa nib flavor is pretty welcoming if definitely more bitter than usual. At the same time, it's rather refreshing - medium bodied, rather than thick, but certainly not watery. This is a great replacement for a "robust" stout, as it provides the same amount of roasted character but isn't as sweet and definitely not as heavy on the gut. Drinks rather easy as a result, and makes for a simultaneously refreshing and extra flavorful offering with the intensified malt profile. My only complaint is that it's a little too carbonated (as the appearance clearly indicated), which makes this more of a sipper than it ought to be. Definitely welcoming overall, however.

Quite good - doesn't break any rules but definitely knows its place as a high quality, refreshing porter. I do wish more brewers were making dark beers at this caliber. Sometimes I simply cannot bare to have a malty sugary booze bomb every night of the week, but as a lover of all things roasted and caramelized, this sort would always do the trick. I would very interested in trying more offerings from this brewery and seeing what else they do well. Recommended for fans of porters.

Serving type: can

12-03-2013 08:01:34 | More by magictacosinus
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

12-03-2013 02:33:39 | More by ppoitras
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-24-2013 20:37:17 | More by VictorFranco
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sspencer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

11-18-2013 15:38:59 | More by sspencer1
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Jeb37

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-16-2013 01:53:56 | More by Jeb37
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-06-2013 16:03:50 | More by MistahBeah
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Brandegee

Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

10-28-2013 00:47:03 | More by Brandegee
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a big tan cake of a head. Some lace.

Big roasted malt, cocoa, french-roast coffee nose.

Dark roasted malt, dark bread, some barley bitter coffee notes. Transition to smooth malty bitterness. Nice clean porter.

Medium body. Very good carbonation. I like the structure of this one a lot.

Well balanced and very drinkable. Very nice version of the style. No true flaws.

Serving type: can

10-27-2013 22:01:00 | More by OtherShoe2
Raincloud Robust Porter from Foolproof Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.