Drake's Black Robusto Porter - Drake's Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +1%
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.
05-08-2014 05:45:49 | More by angrybabboon
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
02-24-2014 08:26:09 | More by Celtics17
3.85/5 rDev -2.8%
Type: 22-oz. glass
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Feb. 12, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 16, 2014
Poured a practically pitch black color with two fingers of frothy tan head. Above average of light semi-layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention all the way down.
Smelled cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, black coffee, fudge, cocoa nibs and light smoky fire notes.
Tasted similar to the nose, although not quite as good. Got dark chocolate, dark chocolate cocoa mix, chocolate syrup, smoky notes, caramel, toffee and black coffee.
Full-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming, bitter finish.
This was a pretty good porter, although something was slightly off. The smell was by far the best part.
02-17-2014 05:42:17 | More by BucannonXC5
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: dark brown in color with a 1/2" tan colored head that falls to a spotty surface foam.
Smell: roasted malt and some chocolate comes through to the nose.
Taste: roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, some earthiness, and a mild bitterness create a well balanced beer.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a bit of dryness late.
Overall: a very drinkable porter that has a nice flavor and hits the spot when looked for a roasty and earthy beer.
02-13-2014 04:17:14 | More by Gavage
3.94/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance: Dark brown, approaching black. Moderate head with good lacing.
Smell: Delicious combination of roast and chocolate.
Taste: Doesn't quite deliver the promise of the nose, but still very tasty and smooth.
Mouthfeel: Light-medium, just how I like my porters.
Overall: Very solid and affordable porter. Will definitely seek it out again.
01-28-2014 04:21:53 | More by Maurizio
Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.