Drake's Black Robusto Porter - Drake's Brewing Co.
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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
3.45/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
05-09-2011 18:03:42 | More by womencantsail
3.69/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
03-01-2013 04:36:17 | More by SHODriver
Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.