Peanut Butter Raincloud | Foolproof Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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174 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:
#24,094
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
174
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
9
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Eziel
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ichorNet
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
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 +13.3%
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 -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnct
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crico925
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PeterD10
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Dark, smells a small hint of peanut butter. First taste leaves you wondering. Second taste makes you think maybe.. Third taste has you sold. This is delicious as a stand alone beer unless you had a jelly sandwich. I have had on tap and in the can.. Still very good!! A must try!!

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Photo of PerfesserHomer
2.31/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not a fan at all.
On tap at the VT Tap House.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmoriarty
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abragg3
4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

looks awesome poured into a glass.... smells like Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter cereal! very smooth, but with a slightly funky flavor although it is not as prevalent as other PB'ers like that Beaver Company in SD..... this PB flavor is way more authentic... overall, a very decent brew!

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Photo of Rick5150
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neutralaction
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdub70085
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Labeorphile
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beantown_hopster
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I love Peanut Butter... mmmmm. The two beers I've tried have been a mixed bag, the Terrapin Variety I had tried in Florida was a bit artificial tasting while Funky Buddha knocked it out of the park with one of the better novelty beers I've ever had.

I found this in NH today and got a can, not sure when it was canned but I'm excited to try it.

It pours a dark black with modest head, I vaguely get the malty roast smell but no peanut butter on the nose. Artificial peanut butter tasting this beer is absolutely not, so check one box off under very promising. I haven't tried the raincloud porter alone but the body of this beer is wonderful, even without the peanut butter caveat this porter would hold up. The peanut butter is light but present on the back end.

The mouthfeel is great, better than many of the big dogs like Victory at Sea even... Full and thick. Proper for a porter, low carbonation and silky like peanut butter should be.

This is a very enjoyable brew. I wish I had bought more than one can to keep in the cellar!

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Photo of tachyons22
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Peanut Butter Raincloud from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 174 ratings