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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
12oz can. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, light smoke/ash, coffee, caramel, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some ash/smoke, light caramel, earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Can at Brewdown. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of mocha, cocoa, roast and vanilla. Medium body. Smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-16. Black body with a small tan head. 3++ Lightly roasty aroma over dark malt core, bit off coffee like notes, and coffee beans. 6+ Flavour is similar, dark malt base with coffee bean like roast accents. Average plus bodied palate. Not to my taste. Can at Campground Brewdown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin to medium sized beiged tan head. Big roast, cocoa, chocolate on the nose. Medium-bodied, roast, coffee, chocolate. Cocoa and soft sweet roast into the finish, cocoa and just the faintest hint of paper.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2013
12oz can pours a watery black with some spitty, off white head. Nose is odd, trashy, dirty coffee pot, soil, malt, molasses. Flavor is a little better, malty, bready, toast, milk chocolate. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4402) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
12oz bottle from Georgio’s, Billerica, MA. A lively pour of an opaque pitch black beer with a billowing light tan head; there’s a rich chocolate aroma; in the mouth it’s smooth with a caramel and coffee taste; then a dry and fruity finish. A decent porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
This poured a medium to darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of light roast and cola. Falvor was similar, mild roast, caramel, grapes, a bit off and bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - 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....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3803) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12oz can in an English pint. Pours near black with a small, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and lightly roasted malts, some floral hops, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3555) - 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.


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