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Peanut Butter Raincloud | Foolproof Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
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167 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States
foolproofbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our classic Raincloud porter infused with real peanut butter.

Added by Jason on 03-12-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,089
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
167
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
33
Trade:
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Prost76
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patlee3324
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuges
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudRed
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zshaft
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nebula1999
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StringsAreWings
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An interesting beer. Milder on the peanut butter flavor than I would have thought but it's definitely there.

L: Pours a deep, dark brown. Almost black. 1.5 finger head recedes within 2 minutes to a medium surface haze and ring.Head seems to be visibly less dense than expected but not abnormally so.

S: Not a strong smell at all. Very minimal peanut butter. Not Jiff or Skippy but the natural organic fresh ground peanut butter. Next to no nose though.

T: Decent porter base with malt in the spotlight. That roasted fresh ground peanut butter is more prominent now and well balanced. A bit of sea water aftertaste. Drinkable. After a few sips though the peanut butter fades into the background.

F: A slight bit over-carbonated perhaps for this flavor.

I am glad I picked up one of these. Definitely worth the try. All it did was make me want it to be a peanut butter stout though. I bet a stout would lend itself better to this flavor. Extra credit though to Foolproof for being so adventurous. I will always look forward to trying their creations once or twice.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, caramel, toasted dark bread, light coffee, light dark fruits, herbal, floral, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, peanut butter, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, caramel, toasted dark bread, light coffee, herbal, floral, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, caramel, toasted dark bread, light coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, peanut butter, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roasted bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice peanut butter American porter. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, peanut butter, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Eziel
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin deep reddish black with a half finger of fuzzy head that dissipates to a thin wisp of lace. Chocolate malty aroma... similar taste with a really faint trace of peanut butter. Thin mouthfeelVery enjoyable.

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Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ichorNet
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been meaning to give this one a shining review for a while. Seems as though it's quite well-liked by other BAs, which is good because it feels very well-made to me and has some of the deftest usage of peanut butter (or peanut butter extract) in any beer of the sort that I've had to date. I've bought several four-pack cans of this brew since it was released and I feel that alone is testimony to its quality, but I'll elaborate for the sake of posterity!

Hazy and dark/bordering-black with a tan head is how I'd described this beer's appearance, but it also laces very solidly (even with a few months on it at only 5.4%!). This is one of the darkest lower-alcohol porters/stouts I've ever seen and the retentive head definitely helps it maintain its brutal appearance.

Nose is cocoa and roast from the malts with a well-rounded peanut butter aspect that's definitely quite apparent. It feels like it's in the middle of the powdery, foundation-like, dry-roast-peanut filling of a Reese's cup and the oily, salty and more ostensibly-natural scent of, say, Teddy's peanut butter. There's something very satisfying about this nose, and I think it definitely has to do with how the traditional aspects (malts bringing out chocolate and roast "notes") meld with the adjunct aspects of the peanut butter flavor that's added. Great stuff here.

Flavor is layered with deep, dark cocoa and sticky peanut butter. These aspects work in tandem all the way until the conclusion of each sip to deliver a very consistent nutty and chocolate-y taste. There's something about the peanut butter flavor here that feels very real; definitely gives this points. You get the typical American-style porter notes of roast and slight coffee as well, but they're quickly dampened by the adjunct flavoring.

Feel is dry and dusty, though it initially seems to present as oily for the first half of each sip. There's an interesting transition on the palate here... feels like exactly when it becomes drier is also exactly when the peanut butter flavor starts to pop out. Not sure if one thing is symptomatic of the other or if it's a coincidence, but the way it flows is very unique.

I like this beer a lot, for the record. It is available as an affordable four-pack of 12 oz. cans (about $10) from most semi-local stores and it seems to not matter if it's 3-4 months old (this is from later 2015, I believe, though I've had fresher cans that were very similar) from when I buy it. Nice job, Foolproof. Hope you handle canning Backlash's stuff decently!

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Photo of FFreak
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Wooden Nickel in Burlington.

Looks like a porter - dirty motor-oil black with just a ring of bubbles.

Smells a bit roasty with just a hint of butter, no peanuts.

Taste is also mildly roasty and buttery with a very nice maple syrup-like sweetness. A subtle and soft bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is a highlight - medium bodied, soft and smooth, low carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty awesome porter. I can't taste peanuts like the server described, but there is a buttery character to the beer I ascribe to the peanut butter. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Peanut Butter Raincloud from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 167 ratings
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