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

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Drake's Black Robusto PorterDrake's Black Robusto Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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3.96/5  rDev 0%
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.

avwrite, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Wezzle, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Birmz, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dmf01, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

samtrillo, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Fatehunter, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

markgugs, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

KevMo84, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Joe_Mahma, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Oakhtar, May 09, 2014
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.

angrybabboon, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

sansho, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

BSuter, Apr 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

mac8113, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

DarkUnity, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

MrGone, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

loboloco21, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Copernicus, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Amerikon, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Souperpat, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Beermasterjarrett, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dougieboy, Mar 10, 2014
Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.