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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Experience: Its pouring outside, so pour yourself something inside... Raincloud is the perfect stay at home brew. Dark, smooth, mysteriousthis 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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6415) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2016
From a 12 oz. can. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and toasted grain. Flavors of tobacco and leather. Bitter roast finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. High creamy lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Roasted malt coffee choccolate liquorice aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, high carbonation and a long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2965) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Toasty, roasty, caramel and chocolate. Finish is a tad thin but nicely bittersweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1823) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2016
Raincloud Robust Porter has an unusually foamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, and heavy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of black cherries, chocolate powder, and dark-roasted malt. Taste is of char, dark malt, black bread, faint coffee, and faint chocolate powder. An acidic note is present, as well. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Raincloud finishes on the dry side of it. RJT

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (11361) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2016
On tap at Hughies. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, dark chocolate, raisin. Medium mouth, cocoa, roast, lingering dry finish, good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3482) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2016
12 oz can, shared with others at brew club. Pours a medium, light beige, well retained head over a clear, dark brown black (SRM 35) body.....nose is roasted malts, with coffee, chocolate notes, light herbal hops, balance to the malts.......taste is mildly sweet to start, heavy roasted malts, moderate bitter finish, balance to the roasted malts.....mouth feel, medium body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation. This is a quite typical robust Porter. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5271) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
Petite canette. Superbe robe fonce. Mousse indestructible. paisse dentelle. Crales rties, caramel, chocolat et raisins. Franche amertume. Grains brls. Scheresse en fin de gorge. Liquide robuste au coeur tendre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7881) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Roast and some caramel. Pours black with good head and lacing. Mocha head. Bittersweet finish. Tap at brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23793) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2015. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (881) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2015
DATE TASTED: November 21, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Guiness pint... OCCASION: much work was done today...and after the Brew Fest at Toms house--50(!) six-packs were shared--I am in midseason beer form... APPEARANCE: from a can, the beer pours a storm-black body and fills the 16 oz. glass with thick brown head that settles patiently; the end leaves a nice pattern of soapy tracings, while the remaining head forms a foamy island... AROMA: light, toasted notes mingle with earthy,peaty elements and a doughy strength to support the beers rainy day companion theme... PALATE: heavy, full-bodied and brackish--wearing its 6.5 ABV rather loudly...again, its intentions are to warm and to stoke, and the palate forwards this, albeit with some unsavory elements...TASTE: immediate sensation of pepper, chocolate and toasted malts; some alcohol is present--especially in the aftertaste...some hops make for a livelier nuance, but the toasted malts--bitter coffee is present too--are the dominant experience OVERALL: another rerouted gift from Uncle Mark, and thanks to the Beer of the Month club, I enjoyed another beer I might not have crossed otherwise...seeking objective tasting, I find the beer challenges more than a "lazy day" might warrant, and while the pepper and peat do their diligence, the off-putting flavors downgrade the experience slightly...


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