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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: xhcadamx on 02-27-2009

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.
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.24/5  rDev -18%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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3.4/5  rDev -13.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.