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

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very good

166 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of Fatehunter
4.04/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of NRo
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Joe_Mahma
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Oakhtar
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of angrybabboon
4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BSuter
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mac8113
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of DarkUnity
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of MrGone
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of loboloco21
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Celtics17
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apperacnce- Dark, black as described, nice lacing.

Smell- Smelled like ice coffee, or just coffee with some cream, and sugar.

Taste: Dark Chocolate, mild coffee, slight hop bitterness.

Overall- Good porter, impactful flavors. Enjoyed this beer as it warmed.

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.