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:
147
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.18%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled 2/2013.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and cookie dough aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but the flavors are a bit too roasty and char forward in my opinion.

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Photo of djrn2
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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 jlindros
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oooh, a RIS from Damase, can't wait to see how it is, and if I should cellar a couple bottles.

Pours a super dark inky pitch black beer that forms a small fizzy slight fluffy but rich black head covering, bit of lacing and bit of legs too.

Nose brings some dark malts, a big fluffy center with a nougat like aroma (thanks to the carafa I think), some chocolate candy bar with caramel and more caramel, varying levels of crystal malts that is, a mild roasty aroma with some dark chocolate, little biscuity like dark malt, and creamy oats, bit of a luscious chocolate. Touch of and earthy spicy almost fruity like hop.

Taste comes on heavy, thick and rich, and creamy too. Lots of dark malts, a little roast without acrid at least, hint of coffee with the roast, into dark chocolate, little creamy luscious chocolate and malting cocoa. Then into caramel again, and that nice chewy fluffy nougat center, chocolate nougat candy bar like, and mild biscuity malted milk ball. The bit of dark chocolate turns melty and creamy as the oats come through nicely. More mild earthy hops turn slightly spicy as it goes, but not very bitter, A hint of warming booze eventually catches up as it warms and the more I swirl it around my mouth. Finish dries a bit but leaves a little sticky feel and mouth coating, hops really kick up a couple notches and get quite spicy and chewy, and quite bitter, like I just chewed a hop pellet and it's lingering in my mouth for a while, a little more booze coming with the hops, and bit of cocoa and caramel lingering. The super spicy hops get a little much the more I go, so another reason to lay it down for a while to age.

Mouth is heavier fuller bod, a bit creamy and luscious, mild warming booze that ramps a bit as it warms, carbonation is on the lighter side but not bad for the style.

Overall not bad, nice combination of dark malts, roasty and carafa like fluffy feel without being too acrid or heavy roast, hops come on nicely but get a little too bitter on the finish, nice caramel layers, and booze is a bit on the heavy side eventually, so it will be nice to age a couple bottles of this. Reminds me of Night Stalker.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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 TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/15/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, dark chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character and sweet flavors of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid big stout worth drinking for a while but there are others that I would choose first.

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Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Beige head that leaves a ring of lace that creates vertical streaks back to the liquid. Deep, dark brown--no light shines through.

A combination of burnt malts and a berry like aromas. Some alcohol and some chalk as well. Predictable and accurate for the style.

The flavor has a stronger burnt element initially. I also find the alcohol to be elevated on the tongue. Creamy swallow that leaves a coffee flavored aftertaste. Rich body, carbonation is appropriate.

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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 ZEB89
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Bottle shared by radarsock, thanks for the opportunity. Rich roasty bitter chocolate smooth creamy mouth nice brew

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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Photo of Dicers
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of puboflyons
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle dated November 2013. Sampled January 11, 2014.

It pours a deep black color with a lingering tan head. Some lacing as it fades.

On the nose there are many interesting characteristics underway. I get dark malts, chocolate, cocoa, and even a touch of oats.

The body is mainly in the medium range but it is pretty smooth overall.

The taste has some similarities to the aroma but the difference is that there is a certain bitter bite attacking the palate at the end. At 10.7% ABV there is little to no boozy character but the bitterness does have a bite. A nice Impy Stout.

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Photo of Kelp
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jdhilt
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a five+ finger, brown head that fades very slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Fierce carbonation and medium bodied-heavy bodied. Light chocolate nose and flavor is roasted/almost burnt chocolate. Not a bad RIS but expecting a more sweeter/maltier flavor. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA. Bottled Nov 2013.

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3.86 out of 5 based on 147 ratings.
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