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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a thick near-black cola color with a huge, dense, dark brown head that took forever to fade into a greasy film that left patches of soapy lace down the glass.
S: Rich and roasted overall with scents of barbequed meat, dark chocolate, mild coffee, oats, molasses and toasted grains.
T: Follows the nose with dominating flavors of roasted grains, BBQ, chocolate, and brown sugar. The finish is full of roasted nuts and the aftertaste has a hint of molasses and toasted coconut.
M: On the thinner side but a very smooth mouthfeel and easy to drink. Medium full body but just a tad watery.
O: A roast-forward porter. Slightly thin but amazing flavor. Definitely recommended.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

written a couple days later, neighbor gave me this and i'd forgotten what it was by the time i got around to trying it. need to grab one when down at the store, as it has merit.

chocolate and coffee, typical porter character, hint of vanilla that i really enjoyed. not sure on the head/lacing, as it was in a bottle unlabeled container, probably had lost some of its oomph.

note to self - if trying an unknown, at least jot some notes down for later.

update 9/23/13 smell and taste from bomber have a faint hint of something reminiscent of carnation powdered milk.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up several beers from Drake's on a February trip to Bay Area. Finally getting around to trying the first. A bomber of their black robusto.

A-Poured into a pint glass this beer sparks off into a couple fingers of a dark tan bubbly, lively head with little staying power and little glass lacing. Dark brown in color with lots of tan floaters.

S-Definitely porter-ish...roasted dark malts with a definite bittersweet cocoa edge. I like that it doesn't smell burnt but slightly sweet instead.

T-Starts off with a rich deeply roasted malt that starts chocolately and ends in a flavor remniscent of medium roast coffee. Dry finish with just a bit of sweetness. Fairly low bitterness.

M-The first thing that jumps out at me about this beer is it's soft mouthfeel, low in astringency and harshness-a very nice quality in a porter. Moderate carbonation. A quick finish for a porter. The alcohol is completely hidden.

O-An easy drinking porter with nice dark roasted character. Worth drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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