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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
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
142
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
27.86%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Mikecap
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured a deep brown, almost black from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Two-finger dark brown head that disappears fairly quickly. Very good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Dark chocolate, loads of malt present in the nose. Can smell some roasted malt in there but chocolate is at the forefront with nothing overpowering.

Taste: Very, very smooth and not too filling, with very little burn from the alcohol. I can definitely taste the chocolate malt and roasted barley with just a touch of coffee. Very smooth and not too sweet.

Mouthfeel: This drinks incredibly despite the nearly 11% abv. Goes down dangerously easy and is not too filling compared to some other Russian Imperial Stouts. Medium bodied and not too heavy of a beer.

Overall: I really, really like this one and it is definitely a solid imperial stout. I would certainly drink again and I look forward to trying this one with a bit more age on it. Worth seeking out and it is great to see such a solid effort from this young brewery.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
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 Jwale73
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle served in my Old Stock snifter at 51 degrees. Pours two shades shy of black with a loose, quarter inch, sudsy head that quickly dissipates towards the shoulders leaving an oily swirl in the center of the bowl; some clusters of bubbles adhere to the walls of the glass under the surface. Delicate spots and clumps of lacing coat the walls of the glass during the tasting. Nose expresses dark malts, some acidic notes and molasses. Taste follows nose with the addition of cocoa, a slightly charred/ashy quality and some brewer's licorice towards the back. There's also a little bittering that comes out at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body (perhaps a little thin for the style) with an even carbonation. All and all, not too many aspects of this beer overly assert, thus making it a well-balanced example of the style with an extremely well-hidden abv. That said, a little more sweetness and just a touch of alcohol heat would really enhance this beer. All said, a very nice effort from this new brewery.

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Revery from Foolproof Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 142 ratings.
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