Raincloud Robust Porter | Foolproof Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
305 Ratings
Raincloud Robust PorterRaincloud Robust Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#18,396
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
305
pDev:
9.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 305 |  Reviews: 57
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Raincloud Robust Porter has an unusually foamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, and heavy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of black cherries, chocolate powder, and dark-roasted malt. Taste is of char, dark malt, black bread, faint coffee, and faint chocolate powder. An acidic note is present, as well. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Raincloud finishes on the dry side of it.

RJT

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Raincloud Robust Porter from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 305 ratings