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

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89
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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dwtyler

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

California

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-21-2014 07:25:45 | More by Joe_Mahma
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Oakhtar

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to magictacosinus for sending this my way

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Review from notes, 4/11/14

Appearance: Dark, dark, deep brown - lighter brown around the edges with some garnet highlights - medium, light brown head - small, but nice cap, leaves some nice streaks

Smell: Very roasty with some great chocolate aromas - roasty coffee, dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, and some milk chocolate - some malty sweetness

Taste: Delivers on the aroma with some serious chocolate - dark, semisweet, and milk chocolate - Tootsie rolls - nice roasty malts, with some touches of coffee - some roasty bitterness - not particularly complex, but nicely interesting

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, smooth, very drinkable

Overall: Drake's can make great dark beers, too?

I guess I shouldn't be surprised at how much I enjoyed this, based on how much I've enjoyed other offerings from Drake's. It's a great example of a robust porter. It's bold, robust, roasty, without being burnt.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 05:45:49 | More by angrybabboon
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-07-2014 20:48:13 | More by ygtbsm94
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-30-2014 21:36:23 | More by sansho
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BSuter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-21-2014 16:19:15 | More by BSuter
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mac8113

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-06-2014 05:05:19 | More by MrGone
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loboloco21

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-26-2014 03:34:37 | More by loboloco21
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Copernicus

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-24-2014 15:20:26 | More by Copernicus
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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.