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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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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3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #72 (Jan 2013):

This is what we crave in a darker ale, bold enough to push out palates around yet still pretty quaffable. Extremely well balanced, this is a shining star in the vastness of usually hopped up ales of the west coast. Porter fans should put this on their list.

STYLE: Robust Porter
ABV: 5.4%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Nearly pitch black, healthy tan head

SMELL: Mild coffee, milk chocolate, black currants, slightly burnt toast, minty, caramel

TASTE: Deep smoothness, roasty, slightly chewy, medium bodied, treacle, dark roast coffee, carob, charcoal, earthy hops, mild spice, yeast, dark bread, semi-dry roasty finish

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3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Phenomenal - drink on a regular basis. Wish it was sold as a 4/6 pack

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured into BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours a very dark redish brown. No light can pass through the glass, you can barely see the color looking up through the top quarter inch. The head is light to medium brown and fades.

S: Sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee, and a little dark dried fruit note.

T: As expected nice hit of bittersweet chocolate and coffee, with a little herbal spice and an almost tart bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty darn good porter, especially for the price in my neck of the woods.

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3.24/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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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.

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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.