Drake's Black Robusto Porter - Drake's Brewing Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +14.9%
A - The perfect color for a porter. Black with ruby brown highlights. Huge creamy puffy tan head. Lacing to die for.
S - Roasted malts, Roasty goodness (from my wife and her friend)
T - Lots of roasted malt with a perfect amount of bitterness from the hops. I think I detect a hint of C hops in the end - not sure.
M - this is where this beer is the true winner. Creamy smooth with the perfect medium body
D - I picked this keg up today from Drake's. My wife had been wanting a Porter for awhile and I had been wanting to get a Keg from Drake's - I am seriously impressed.
02-27-2009 02:26:17 | More by xhcadamx
4.55/5 rDev +14.9%
This pours a dark black with some light foam. There’s a great roasty aroma undercut by a lightly handed smokey note. The flavor is well rounded with a roasty dark coffee characteristic and just a touch of the smoke. Another solid selection from Drakes.
03-12-2013 06:47:56 | More by elNopalero
4.44/5 rDev +12.1%
Bomber poured into a tulip
A- Pours very black with brown hues. A one finger of a nice tan head. Good retention.
S- A super robust roasty beer. A lot of roasted malt and burnt caramel. A slight chocolate and espresso. Smells thick and bold.
T- A huge massive roasted quality to this beer. A slight burnt nuttyness to it. A big dark chocolate flavor. Burnt caramel and coffee. A very well balanced porter and extremely drinkable. A slight spicyness and a slight hop bitterness from the hops.
M- Thick, dark, very well balanced and drinkable. A lot of feel and nice carbonaiton.
O- Very impressed with this porter. It has the intense qualities I look for in a porter and fantastic balance and drink ability.
02-26-2013 00:33:01 | More by TwelveOunces
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
Deep black color with big deep brown almost purplish head. You get scents of roasted coffee on the nose. Very inviting. Delicious coffee flavor. Loads of roast and satisfies coffee and dark chocolate tastes. Really well made porter. Strong and just the right mouthfeel. Not thick, but not too thin.
11-24-2013 19:48:01 | More by PHBoiler
4.29/5 rDev +8.3%
last "had" review on 02/20/2013. gave it 4.25
current review would be 4.45 as of 12/03/2013.
A - Jet black with scant lacing on outer edges of a Duvel tulip. Gold label nearly matches the foam. When focused there is a constant Champagne sized ephervesence keeping the lace present to the end... blissful!
S - espresso roast
T - dark chocolate with almond rocca, subtle vanilla. ill have to try that candy to confirm.
M - This is where the ale's inner glow occurs, as well as my own. An alcohol rich warmth is present even when this porter is served chilled. The satin texture blankets the mouth as a fur coats the body to shelter the winter freeze.
O - so how is this done at 6.2%? Remember I also enjoyed three 2013 Celebrations today!
02-20-2013 00:39:45 | More by hayesjw
4.28/5 rDev +8.1%
22oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a thick near-black cola color with a huge, dense, dark brown head that took forever to fade into a greasy film that left patches of soapy lace down the glass.
S: Rich and roasted overall with scents of barbequed meat, dark chocolate, mild coffee, oats, molasses and toasted grains.
T: Follows the nose with dominating flavors of roasted grains, BBQ, chocolate, and brown sugar. The finish is full of roasted nuts and the aftertaste has a hint of molasses and toasted coconut.
M: On the thinner side but a very smooth mouthfeel and easy to drink. Medium full body but just a tad watery.
O: A roast-forward porter. Slightly thin but amazing flavor. Definitely recommended.
06-20-2013 00:42:04 | More by scottfrie
Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
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