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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
87
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Good taste and creamy smooth

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4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirsteve42
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sbauer
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Mild cocoa nose. Taste is light coffee and dark cocoa, moderate bitter hop aftertaste (somewhat overpowering). Mouthfeel is too light.

Photo of Vlaminck
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike-Harms
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAdvocate
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
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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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Beersnob1959
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

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