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

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89
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

avaldivia, Jul 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

OoReFLuXoO, Jul 17, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -18.2%

209_beerhunter, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Mneme1984, Oct 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

mac8113, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

laituegonflable, Aug 06, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Blue Palms for Drake's/Triple Rock Tap Takeover

A: The beer pours almost black in color with a finger of creamy tan head.

S: The nose is almost all roast and ash. Some notes of dark, bitter chocolate are also present, and some coffee and coffee grounds. Maybe a hint of licorice. Not terribly complex, but quite nice.

T: The flavor is fairly bitter from all of the intense roastiness. Quite a strong ash and char flavor with some dark chocolate and coffee. Somewhat astringent and slightly acidic as well.

M: Medium in body and carbonation.

O: I liked the nose on this quite a bit, but the flavor fell short and was just too heavy on the burnt flavors and bitterness.

womencantsail, May 09, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

Beersnob1959, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Beerswag, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

GRG1313, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Birmz, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

KevMo84, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

BSuter, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

justinbrown, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

DarkUnity, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

johnnyboy76, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

markgugs, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

IRONRakkasan, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

t0rin0, Sep 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

johnny29er, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Oakhtar, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

KimenTshom, Sep 13, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a deep black with a finger and a half of dense light tan head with good retention into a nonic pint glass
S: smells intensely chocolatey and roasty with just a hint of espresso
T: chocolate up front followed by some nice roastyness, a bit of herbal and spicy hop as well with a hint of coffee. swallow brings more roastyness and chocolate with a bit of spicy hop
M: fuller side of medium in the mouth with a nice and soft carbonation
O: not a bad beer at all. good flavors and easy drinking.

SHODriver, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ste5venla, Oct 28, 2013
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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.