Revery | Foolproof Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74.5%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 149 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#11,063
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
149
Liked:
111
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
12.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 31
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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Photo of dataylor21
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of papposilenus
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, slight vanilla, and a moderate amount of hops. More hops than I have been having in this style lately. Complex and interesting brew. This may be the first Foolproof beer that I really like. There are better RISs out there, but this one is solid and worth a try.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark, near black with minimal, but clingy brown skim that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nice - chocolate and a bit of smoke. The favor follows similarly, though while the chocolate and maltiness are forward, the smokiness is a little funky. Feel is smooth, and the finish is fairly clean, redeeming this somewhat.

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Photo of TBonez477
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my 16 oz Flying Dog tulip glass with the ABV being 9% now and canned. Pours a very dark almost pitch black with a light brown head, that leaves tons of lace behind.

Smell is dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, biscuit, and hints of tobacco and leather.

Taste follows well, starting with dark chocolate and vanilla and finishing with everything else.

Mouthfeel is almost large, the right amount of carbonation for the style, slightly dry, and very drinkable for a big full bodied beer.

Overall this is very good.

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Photo of JohnnyB
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johncnh
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ogie's Trailer Park in Providence, poured into a snifter:

Appearance: deep obisidian black, with some darker brown on the edges. Solid tan head, with a good amount of retention. Leaves pretty nice lacing for a beer that punches in at nearly 11%.

Aroma: pretty much just roasted malt. I didn't get any of the chocolatey or sweet aromas that usually come with a heavy RIS like this. Felt one-note and a little lacking in punch. Definitely understated at the very least.

Taste: follows the smell almost exactly. Not much else other than roast. I was really hoping for some sort of decadence here, whether it be choco, or caramel, or nutty, but I really only got roast. It's a one-trick pony in regards to taste.

Feel: mildly carbonated, with a medium body. Somewhat viscous, but not as heavy as would be expected at 11%.

Overall: its definitely not the first stout I'd pick off the shelf, though I would like to try it out of a can to see if it makes any difference. I was disappointed overall.

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Photo of dfecteau
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpmcguire11
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of direwolf00
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mikexw
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scottqc15
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Revery from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74.5% out of 100 with 149 ratings
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