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Revery - Foolproof Brewing Company

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very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Jwale73 on 03-18-2013)
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Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

jlindros, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

puboflyons, Jan 12, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -11%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 26, 2013
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Revery from Foolproof Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.