Revery | Foolproof Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

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.

Added by Jwale73 on 03-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.18%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color almost black. Thin white to off white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Concave light lacing. The smell had all of the initial qualities of a nice RIS with more roast and bitter coffee coming all about. Subtle cocoa underneath. The taste was more roasty than sweet with some subtle dark fruits engaging the flavor nicely. More roastiness on the aftertaste and gets slightly sticky on the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is quite low key on this one. Bitterness of coffee hits with a slight stickiness as well. Overall, for the most part, it’s a good RIS, I could come back to.

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Photo of kdivers
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierman9
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Having me a 12oz tulip pour at The Flight Center in Nashua, for $7.50.

It's a very dark, opaque brown, with no highlights showing anywhere. Head is some rim-clinging beige foam with decent lacing. Nose has some roasty malts and dark fruit; rather inviting. The body falls into the medium/medium-plus range, and there is little in the way of prickle.

Flavor has a good mix of roasty malts, dark choco and some espresso. Then there is a bit of molasses and some dark fruit. Almost like chocolate covered cherries.... The hopping is not overly strong, but there are lovely earthy, tobacco notes finishing on the palate. Pretty good, all-in-all... Prosit!

4.19/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Kurzman
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a snifter glass.

Creamy , and dark mocha forming head, if a bit fleeting on creation. Very fine tan collar as it settles, with an absent like puck on top almost. Dark walnut brown body color and a bit of red clear color on the edges as well.

Fruity nose hinting of a bit of strawberry quality, but also deep roast and malt whoppers candy. Spicy notes of tobacco, accenting a possibly earthy leafy hop quality as well. Delicious.

Palate sticks to basics and real nicely. Oily coating mouthfeel that brings a real solid flavor on the palate. Mid palate of bitter chocolate, almost ganache like without the sweetness. Aftertaste is a nice lingering bitterness, sort of hints of coffee acidity but gets very close to fudge flavored and thick. Slight leafy tobacco notes also bring a bit of hop bitterness pull, but thick body brings out even slight fudge black dark chocolate sweetness.

A very well made Russian Imperial, and even almost gets into barrel qualities which is dang impressive for not even being one.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 12/4/16

A: Pours dark, oily black, but it's actually more of a deep, dark brown - pours with a medium sized, light brown head, fades to a few wisps of a cap, maintains a small collar, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Dark and rich, dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, semisweet chocolate, fudge - burnt malts, char - hints of tobacco and leather - some caramel malts, caramel, molasses, and toffee - roasty coffee

T: Roasty and burnt, but not without some sweetness - dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, baker's chocolate - burnt, roasty chocolate malts, some char - some leather - toasted biscuits - dark caramel, caramel malts, toffee, hints of molasses - some sweetness - some oxidation - some coffee - burnt bitterness

M: On the full side of medium, smooth

O: Maybe I'll shotgun the next can

I've been meaning to try this for a while. It's not the greatest RIS, but it's very solid, and it's generally easy to get, at least in New England. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of KGilmour
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patlee3324
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foolproof Brewing Co. "Revery"
12 fl. oz. can, no apparent freshness dating
"Alc. 9% by Vol."
$3.50 @ Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT

Wow, it looked like motor oil coming out of the can. Black! And it remains that way in the glass. Yes, there's a brown tinge to it, but it's also opaque. A frothy dark tan head tops it, and holds quite well. Widely broken sheets are left about the glass as it goes.

The aroma expresses dark malt, a coffee-like roastiness, and hints of dark and medium dark chocolate and golden caramel.

It's not a bold aroma, but it's pretty full, until you taste it and know what full really means! It's rich and malty with everything that the aroma suggests and more: black bread, soft molasses, herbs, brown sugar, cocoa, a spritz of alcohol, ashen roastiness (some might call it lightly smoky), tobacco, and dry leather. Some floral and herbal, perhaps even spicy, hops make it through as well, and there's even a touch of underlying fruitiness (apple, red grape/raisin, berries). A solid bitterness backs it, and it's balanced and finishes dry with lingering notes of all of the above at certain points.

In the mouth it's full bodied, and creamy and smooth once the gentle tingle of carbonation has passed.

Impressive. A nicely done Russian Imperial that in general sticks to traditional ingredients rather than wandering off. As it's currently spring and this is a winter beer I'd imagine that it was packaged sometime in fall of 2015 which would give it about 9 month of aging which has probably made a difference.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbone2131
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mickyge
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice tasting stout. Poured chocolate brown with a slight head, no lacing. Smooth mouth feel slightly bitter and slightly carbonated , flavor of chocolate came out more as the beer warmed. Drinks very easy hides the alcohol nicely

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from tasterchoice62. 12 ounce can into snifter, no can dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, light dark fruit, and roast/toasted earethiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, light pepper, light dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness that lightly increases through the glass. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours black with a limited tan head. No lacing.
S - Roast malt with slight coffee.
T - Slight roast taste with a nice aftertaste (hangs around for awhile)
F - Thick but not creamy. Fairly smooth going down
O - Liked this beer. Good from the first sip to the last. If I drink more of this stuff, it may supplant my favorite from Foolproof (toss-up between Raincloud and King of the Yahd)

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Photo of Beglane
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stamp on 4 pack reads 11/23/15. The good people at Foolproof were obviously in the holiday spirit when they made this one. 9% ABV is a little bit low for the style, but that's OK. Pours with little to no head, smells of chocolate and a wee bit of coffee. Taste really good, but I believe cellaring this will mellow out the greenness. So I'll drink this one, and re-review it next year.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black-colored brew with a small orange/tan head. Some lace.
Aroma of coffee and roasted malt.
Strong espresso taste, a little bit of dark chocolate. Faint hop bitterness.
Medium-bodied.

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Photo of Professor_Frink
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours like oil, limited head, black as night. Chocolate flavor with a slightly burnt aftertaste. Sorta heartburn-y, and chewy, and gives me mucousy saliva. l'd drink one again.

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Revery from Foolproof Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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