Raincloud Robust Porter | Foolproof Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Raincloud Robust PorterRaincloud Robust Porter
BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
307 Ratings
Raincloud Robust PorterRaincloud Robust Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: Robust Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Raincloud is the perfect “stay at home” brew. Dark, smooth, mysterious—this rich and flavorful porter is brewed with chocolate and crystal malts and a subtle blend of European hops. Raincloud is the ideal accompaniment for a lazy day of movie watching or reading.

Added by SenorHops on 02-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,605
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
307
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
77
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of KMcGrath
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amendm
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured lightly into a 16 oz. mug produced a two and a half finger head that resembles coffee ice cream.
Opaque black, a hint of brown can be seen when held up to light. Arches of lacing thoughout the drink.
Chocolate and smokey malt with a sour yeast smell. Chocolate coffee and roasted malts are added to the taste.
Semi-sweet at first, bitter coffee at the finish with some hop flavor.
Rich texture across the palate. Strong carbonation, the head lasted to the end.
Overall; pretty well balanced, lots of chocolate. It was raining when I drank this. I would have this again.

 587 characters

Photo of Mctr234
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.
Smells of bittersweet dark chocolate, tastes of caramel malts and a big char roasted barley character. Finish is bitter dry roast.
It's a pretty solid robust porter. Great flavors but a bit out of balance I think.

 221 characters

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really nice, really solid porter. Rich flavors without being too heavy. Sweet, almost cola flavors finishing off with a smoky texture. Almost crushable if you have a sweet tooth.

 180 characters

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lost_sailor
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ErichPryde
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a pretty black more opaque than well-used oil, lightly heads a soft tan. The nose is filled with sweet honey-bread and molasses; a good dose of dark, ripe cherries layered underneath. As exceptional as the appearance and nose are, I was let down by how this beer tasted- none of the sweetness from the nose translates to the palate, which is largely dominated by bitter chocolate and coffee grinds underscored by a thin body of malt. The finish is fleeting and bitter, but not puckeringly so, nor terribly unpleasant.

A spectacular beer to look at and nose, but a let down in palate and finish. Probably worth what I paid for it, but not something that would see normal rotation in my lineup of porters.

 710 characters

Photo of Beer-me-in-RI
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a two finger off white to tan foamy head that rose above the glass in a rocky sort of way. It dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing was in and around the glass. The smell sounded off with a subtle roast breaking through a robust cocoa flavor. Light bitter coffee bean melds into the aroma. The taste moderately lingered between roasty coffee and cocoa beans. On the palate, this one has a nice medium bodied feel letting the robust lay it down cold on my tongue. Overall, I’d say this was a good porter that I would have again.

 601 characters

Photo of JamFuel
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first Rhode Island beer!

Pours a dark brown, with a low, firm head.

Smell is malty with a nice dose of coffee and licorice.

Nice, smooth taste, more chocolate than coffee, but still with a bit of salt licorice.

Body is medium, with good viscosity. Carbonation is right on.

A very nice robust porter, where robust really is the key word.

 344 characters

Photo of Kurzman
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmcguire11
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewBest
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NotoriousBAC
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured on tap at Legal Sea Food
A: Dark brown with a thin head
S: Cocoa, coffee, chocolate/roasted malts
T: Matches the nose. Lots of roasted/bitter notes
M: Medium-bodied, bitter
O: Solid porter

 195 characters

Photo of GreggSr
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Raincloud Robust Porter from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 307 ratings