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Revery - Foolproof Brewing Company

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85
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jwale73 on 03-18-2013

We put together an insane malt bill for Revery – two row, Crystal 40, Carafa, roasted barley, chocolate malt, and flaked oats combine to make Revery incredibly smooth and rich while boasting a high alcohol content. A delicate blend of Northern Brewer, Tettnanger, and Hallertau hops round out this wintery masterpiece.
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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 17
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Photo of puboflyons
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle dated November 2013. Sampled January 11, 2014.

It pours a deep black color with a lingering tan head. Some lacing as it fades.

On the nose there are many interesting characteristics underway. I get dark malts, chocolate, cocoa, and even a touch of oats.

The body is mainly in the medium range but it is pretty smooth overall.

The taste has some similarities to the aroma but the difference is that there is a certain bitter bite attacking the palate at the end. At 10.7% ABV there is little to no boozy character but the bitterness does have a bite. A nice Impy Stout.

Photo of NateF90
2.92/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber dated November 2014 purchased from the brewery, poured into a Foolproof pint glass with almost no head and even less carbonation. Had the correct opacity (or lack thereof) and mocha-colored foam. Acrid smell, hard to pin down. Somewhere between fresh asphalt and sulfur. Taste is bland, although not unappealing. The mouthfeel is particularly weak and insubstantial, borderline watery. Foolproof has better offerings, check out their saison/farmhouse ale, the LFU.

Photo of donkeyrunner
1.77/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

Dark viscous black with a dark caramel buttercream head. Smells like VOCs from a fresh can of paint. Tastes...vacant. There's a huge mouthfeel with very little roast malt flavor. Too much flaked oats and roasted barley make this RIS like a giant body over flavor Irish Dry Stout.

I'd either dump this recipe or dump it in some bourbon barrels.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/15/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, dark chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character and sweet flavors of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid big stout worth drinking for a while but there are others that I would choose first.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Bottled in November 2013. Pours a black viscous color with an inch of brown head. Some lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, earth, smoke and booze. The taste is smokey malts with some dark chocolate. Charcoal, earth, and booze. Lots of roasted malts and smoke flavor. Earthy, boozey finish with more smoke and some espresso. Thick mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Reminds me a bit of their Porter. Overall, solid brew I would grab once in a while.

Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oooh, a RIS from Damase, can't wait to see how it is, and if I should cellar a couple bottles.

Pours a super dark inky pitch black beer that forms a small fizzy slight fluffy but rich black head covering, bit of lacing and bit of legs too.

Nose brings some dark malts, a big fluffy center with a nougat like aroma (thanks to the carafa I think), some chocolate candy bar with caramel and more caramel, varying levels of crystal malts that is, a mild roasty aroma with some dark chocolate, little biscuity like dark malt, and creamy oats, bit of a luscious chocolate. Touch of and earthy spicy almost fruity like hop.

Taste comes on heavy, thick and rich, and creamy too. Lots of dark malts, a little roast without acrid at least, hint of coffee with the roast, into dark chocolate, little creamy luscious chocolate and malting cocoa. Then into caramel again, and that nice chewy fluffy nougat center, chocolate nougat candy bar like, and mild biscuity malted milk ball. The bit of dark chocolate turns melty and creamy as the oats come through nicely. More mild earthy hops turn slightly spicy as it goes, but not very bitter, A hint of warming booze eventually catches up as it warms and the more I swirl it around my mouth. Finish dries a bit but leaves a little sticky feel and mouth coating, hops really kick up a couple notches and get quite spicy and chewy, and quite bitter, like I just chewed a hop pellet and it's lingering in my mouth for a while, a little more booze coming with the hops, and bit of cocoa and caramel lingering. The super spicy hops get a little much the more I go, so another reason to lay it down for a while to age.

Mouth is heavier fuller bod, a bit creamy and luscious, mild warming booze that ramps a bit as it warms, carbonation is on the lighter side but not bad for the style.

Overall not bad, nice combination of dark malts, roasty and carafa like fluffy feel without being too acrid or heavy roast, hops come on nicely but get a little too bitter on the finish, nice caramel layers, and booze is a bit on the heavy side eventually, so it will be nice to age a couple bottles of this. Reminds me of Night Stalker.

Photo of sulldaddy
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. NOV 2014 bottle.
The beer pours a deep dark brown to almost black hue with creamy tan head of 1 cm foaming up in the glass as I pour. Head fades to a thin edge layer and wispy island in the center of my glass. Clingy tight lattice forms after each sip on the interior of the glass.
Aroma is rich and malty with brown sugar and molasses, some roasted malt, almost burnt actually and dark bakers chocolate. Rich and malty, but no hint of the 9% in booziness.
First sip reveals a fairly thick body with very fine and gentle carbonation.
The flavor is as advertised by the nose. Lots of malt with brown sugar and roasted malt dominating and some raisin and coffee grounds too. Finishes very roasted and lingers flavor wise but dries out my palate. Are there hops in here? i dont find them and the booze is dangerously hidden too.
This beer is robust in flavor and easy to drink too. A dangerous combo as I realize by the end of the bomber. Quite a nice imp stout and a big malt lovers dream!
I will buy again and recommend to imp stout fans!

Photo of jdhilt
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a five+ finger, brown head that fades very slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Fierce carbonation and medium bodied-heavy bodied. Light chocolate nose and flavor is roasted/almost burnt chocolate. Not a bad RIS but expecting a more sweeter/maltier flavor. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA. Bottled Nov 2013.

Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beige head that leaves a ring of lace that creates vertical streaks back to the liquid. Deep, dark brown--no light shines through.

A combination of burnt malts and a berry like aromas. Some alcohol and some chalk as well. Predictable and accurate for the style.

The flavor has a stronger burnt element initially. I also find the alcohol to be elevated on the tongue. Creamy swallow that leaves a coffee flavored aftertaste. Rich body, carbonation is appropriate.

Photo of Mikecap
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured a deep brown, almost black from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Two-finger dark brown head that disappears fairly quickly. Very good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Dark chocolate, loads of malt present in the nose. Can smell some roasted malt in there but chocolate is at the forefront with nothing overpowering.

Taste: Very, very smooth and not too filling, with very little burn from the alcohol. I can definitely taste the chocolate malt and roasted barley with just a touch of coffee. Very smooth and not too sweet.

Mouthfeel: This drinks incredibly despite the nearly 11% abv. Goes down dangerously easy and is not too filling compared to some other Russian Imperial Stouts. Medium bodied and not too heavy of a beer.

Overall: I really, really like this one and it is definitely a solid imperial stout. I would certainly drink again and I look forward to trying this one with a bit more age on it. Worth seeking out and it is great to see such a solid effort from this young brewery.

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by radarsock, thanks for the opportunity. Rich roasty bitter chocolate smooth creamy mouth nice brew

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled 2/2013.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and cookie dough aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but the flavors are a bit too roasty and char forward in my opinion.

Photo of Jwale73
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle served in my Old Stock snifter at 51 degrees. Pours two shades shy of black with a loose, quarter inch, sudsy head that quickly dissipates towards the shoulders leaving an oily swirl in the center of the bowl; some clusters of bubbles adhere to the walls of the glass under the surface. Delicate spots and clumps of lacing coat the walls of the glass during the tasting. Nose expresses dark malts, some acidic notes and molasses. Taste follows nose with the addition of cocoa, a slightly charred/ashy quality and some brewer's licorice towards the back. There's also a little bittering that comes out at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body (perhaps a little thin for the style) with an even carbonation. All and all, not too many aspects of this beer overly assert, thus making it a well-balanced example of the style with an extremely well-hidden abv. That said, a little more sweetness and just a touch of alcohol heat would really enhance this beer. All said, a very nice effort from this new brewery.

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a snifter. Let's call that SOP, am I right? Gorgeous black body and one hell of a head, three fingers worth. The carbonation in this stout is prevalent.

I get chocolate milk in the nose, some hints of vanilla. Not the best smelling stout I've ever had, but serviceable.

Taste is pretty hoppy for an imperial stout. Reminiscent of Founders, but not as good. I do get a bit of bitter dark chocolate.

Carbonation overload as it swirls around my mouth. I like smoother stouts, but this one works as it's delivery is crisp and dry.

I'm glad I bought this on a whim. The fine folk of New England have a worthy imperial stout to warm up with in the winter.

Photo of Daktyls
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a thick black color with a one finger mocha head that dissipates slowly to a lacing around the edge of the glass and small patch in the middle.

S: Aroma is a little underwhelming, not a whole lot going one, there is some mocha and malts, a little bit of coffee, but little else.

T: Taste is similar to the nose, notes of chocolate, dark roasted malts, and some coffee. There's a little bitterness on the back end, but not too much.

M: A little hoppier than one would expect for a RIS, but it is managable, not too thick, medium body, low carbonation.

O: Overall, not as good as other Russian Imperial Stouts, decent, but not great.

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.77/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice dark black-brown color, limited mocha tan head and slight traces of lacing with each sip. Hints of tobacco and chocolate rise from the aroma. Taste is centered on the smokey ash and subtle traces of cocoa. Decent coating of the palate, creamy; lightly carbonated and finishes quite smoothly hiding the alcohol. Thoroughly enjoyed giving this stout a try and would again. Well done!

Photo of athomasPSU
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in November 2013.

Color is very dark black with a brown head that has thin lacing that fades quickly.

The smell isn't as strong as I expected. I get plenty of roasted coffee, some chocolate, and I think It's got a rather forward "malty" smell that could be considered oat-like.

The mouthfeel is on the higher side of medium, with some decent carbonation, but not really heavy. It's going down rather quickly.

Overall, this brew is very tasty. It goes down smooth and still has a bitterness that's pleasing to the palate. Even at 10% + ABV, the alcohol is hidden very well, which is dangerous. It's changing quite nicely as it warms. More roasted flavors and bitterness peak out as it warms. It's definitely worth a try and a second try.

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Revery from Foolproof Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.