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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Experience: It’s pouring outside, so pour yourself something inside... 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at The White Horse Tavern. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Coffee and dark roasted malt bouquet. Dark roasted malt and expresso notes. Good body and mouthfeel. Slight bitterness which I suspect is from the dark roasted malts as opposed to hops. Above average body and mouthfeel. A real solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10510) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 ounce can courtesy of Travlr. Thanks! Pours a very dark brown color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of big roast and chocolate notes, some nuts, caramel and citrus hops. The taste is roast, chocolate, a briny note, mild hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, low carbonation. Nice beer, a little different, but quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madnorwegian (86) - FRANCE - AUG 15, 2014
Lots of stuff going on here. Deep black, with tan head. Chocolate and coffee aromas that show up nive and clear when tasted. Also a smokiness to this beer. Very dry which keeps it refreshing unlike some porter that are a little sweet. Very flavorful and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Solid, and borders on spectacular. Don’t get the low ratings on this guy. Porters can be tough, as stouts’ little brothers. This one is solidly flavorful. Nothing brings attention to itself. Instead, one gets a beautiful medley of the flavors that are expected from this style, in abundance, and superbly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft at the source. Very dark maroon brown color, brown head. Aroma of coffee grounds and burnt espresso. Taste is very roasty dark cocoa and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Can thanks to Travlr: Poured a black with red edges and a tan head. Aroma is light roast and licorice. Very rich robust chocolate, roasted malts and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
From a can. A deep brown body with a tan head that had some retention and a little bit of lace. Aroma had a nice roast coffee quality, a little bit of cocoa and a touch of molasses. Flavor was heavy on the roasted malts, the cocoa seemed to come through stronger and there was a hint of smoke in the after taste. Mouth feel was a little on the light side for a porter, but the smoothness made up for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (4217) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draught at Oasis, 4/27/14
Dark ebony body is near opaque with a tan head atop that sits at cover.
Light roasted tinges dot the chocolatey-fudgey landscape while some vanilla and fresh, juicy green hops are moderately done and aromatic. Deeper, more dry, earthy coffee notes are noted on the backend and overall the aroma strength is fairly low. What is there is pleasant and there are no overt flaws or alcohol.
Pretty stiff crunchy coffee, bitter roast and lightly bitter hops all jump right in the mouth, as light vanilla-fudge sweetness seeks to bring things to balance. I’m not sure that it does, though what it leaves behind is a very, very dry, rather roasty example of the style with moderate carbonation and more apparent wateriness with the relative lack of sugars/body. It’s not weak in body by any means, but for how easily it drinks based on the texture, it’s certainly very roasty and challenging in that sense. Acidity from the roast and to a less extent, the hops, builds up on the finish. Certainly not a session beer here....Light licorice, coffee and earthy, crunchy black malts linger on....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (366) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2014
Pours nearly black with a tan head. Very little in the way of aroma, but flavors of roasted to burnt coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2925) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 On tap at Doherty’s Ale House Warwick 4/7/14 Solid dark brown/black small tan head. Chocolate and roast with hints of caramel and earth. Decent porter.

4/10/14 Can brought back from OSHC. Pours a solid black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates almost instantly. Aromas of bitter dark chocolate with a hint of caramel. Light burnt and molasses notes with a heavy earthy hop presence. The flavor mimics the aroma quite well. Bitter dark chocolate with caramel and molasses as well as hints of dark fruits. Solid earthy hop bitterness and flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick bubbly mouthfeel. I quite enjoyed this beer at home, great can.

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