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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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88
very good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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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avaldivia

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

07-21-2012 21:04:35 | More by avaldivia
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OoReFLuXoO

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-17-2013 00:18:00 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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209_beerhunter


3.24/5  rDev -18.2%

08-22-2014 01:24:23 | More by 209_beerhunter
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mac8113

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-19-2014 19:09:13 | More by mac8113
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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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womencantsail

California

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
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-19-2013 22:34:08 | More by GRG1313
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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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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-21-2014 16:19:15 | More by BSuter
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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-28-2013 01:37:02 | More by justinbrown
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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-17-2014 03:34:32 | More by DarkUnity
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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-18-2013 04:21:37 | More by johnnyboy76
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-13-2013 21:29:13 | More by IRONRakkasan
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-22-2012 20:44:58 | More by t0rin0
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johnny29er

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-07-2013 15:34:23 | More by johnny29er
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Oakhtar

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-09-2014 05:52:35 | More by Oakhtar
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-13-2013 05:20:24 | More by KimenTshom
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SHODriver

Louisiana

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
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-28-2013 01:59:50 | More by ste5venla
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buzzword

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-30-2013 12:38:10 | More by Travcofarms
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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-06-2014 17:22:35 | More by rowbow
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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.