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Drake's Black Robusto Porter - Drake's Brewing Co.

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Drake's Black Robusto PorterDrake's Black Robusto Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Drake’s Black Robusto Porter – 7% ABV, 25 IBUs
A robust Porter, Drake’s Black Robusto has a roasty character and is stronger in alcohol than a regular porter (thus “robust’). Dark black in color with chocolate maltiness from seven different types of barley and spicy herbal hop character from Northdown and Williamette hops.

(Beer added by: xhcadamx on 02-27-2009)
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sjrodriguez

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-13-2014 00:40:45 | More by sjrodriguez
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sammyg832

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1%

08-12-2014 18:55:50 | More by sammyg832
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-06-2014 04:52:07 | More by zestar
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random846

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-06-2014 03:45:31 | More by random846
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.34/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a dark brown, with mild red tinge. Head is beige, large bubbles, ring around the rosies. Lacing is alright.

Smells decent. Roasty, with a touch of espresso, bit of booze and a touch of yeast putting me in mind of vegemite. Overall salted caramel malt notes as well. Nice.

Taste is fairly roasty, kind of light though, with some savoury wood notes. Touch of coffee, some boot polish and a touch of dried sage. Very portery, a bit savoury for my liking though, like there's a slight hollowness in the palate where more sweetness could poke through.

Feels light, not a lot of texture. Bit of presence very late.

Decent enough porter, but the roast is quite strong, and yet palate overall is quite light, so it kind of statistically works out without any individual part feeling or tasting great.

08-06-2014 02:26:28 | More by laituegonflable
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JoelP63

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-03-2014 20:37:24 | More by JoelP63
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-03-2014 17:44:03 | More by JoelClark
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Lillo


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-03-2014 01:49:29 | More by Lillo
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

07-18-2014 21:18:03 | More by Boone757
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Gkelley12


4/5  rDev +1%

07-17-2014 15:18:12 | More by Gkelley12
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dwtyler

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-14-2014 02:29:50 | More by dwtyler
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rudedude985

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-13-2014 01:19:04 | More by rudedude985
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Patlee3324

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-12-2014 03:58:12 | More by Patlee3324
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GClarkage

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-08-2014 05:30:29 | More by GClarkage
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avwrite

California

3.96/5  rDev 0%

A - Dark coffee like appearance. No cloudyness, a bit of foam on the top, and thick.

S - Bitter smell with strong coffee scent brewed in.

T - hoppy and bitter. Thick like guiness.

M - thick. Syrupy going down.

O - a heavy beer, keeps you warm. Ideal for winter.

07-05-2014 22:33:01 | More by avwrite
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Wezzle

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-01-2014 19:10:50 | More by Wezzle
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Birmz

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-26-2014 04:57:03 | More by Birmz
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dmf01

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-22-2014 07:03:17 | More by dmf01
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samtrillo

California

4/5  rDev +1%

06-18-2014 05:23:35 | More by samtrillo
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich roasted malt, chocolate, a little burnt wood and milk. Excellent.
The taste burnt, roasted malt with some chocolate to smooth it out. It stays on the roasty/bitter side.
The texture is softer with low carbonation.
Nicely done.

06-17-2014 22:54:29 | More by Fatehunter
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-13-2014 20:23:52 | More by markgugs
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rowbow

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-06-2014 17:22:35 | More by rowbow
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NRo

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-29-2014 17:50:56 | More by NRo
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-28-2014 06:34:11 | More by KevMo84
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Joe_Mahma

California

4/5  rDev +1%

05-21-2014 07:25:45 | More by Joe_Mahma
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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.