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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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89
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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Dsimenson

California

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a 16 oz glass. Poured conservatively, has a thin dark tan head, heavy lacing, and a beautiful dark chocolate color. Aroma is a bit understated until the glass warms up, then deeper and inviting. Flavor is substantial, dark roasted malt, coffee, a bit of molasses, some sweetness from the malt, smokey darkness, and moderate bitterness of hops. Mouth feel is thick, a bit creamy and chewy. Overall this is an outstanding porter, which I am adding to my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 04:18:16 | More by Dsimenson
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep black color with big deep brown almost purplish head. You get scents of roasted coffee on the nose. Very inviting. Delicious coffee flavor. Loads of roast and satisfies coffee and dark chocolate tastes. Really well made porter. Strong and just the right mouthfeel. Not thick, but not too thin.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 19:48:01 | More by PHBoiler
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased from Whole Foods, Los Altos, CA. Shared with Sam and Rich in Sydney on my return.

Pours a deep, indeed robust, black-brown, with a faint hint of ruby-brown at the edges. Head forms fairly solidly at first, settling to a mess of chunky pancake bubbles across the top of the glass, fairly deep brown in hue. Body is solid, and it holds fine carbonation very well. Looks good.

Nose is very pleasant: toasty and dry with noticeable overtones of coffee, a little pepper and a suggestion of acidity. Slight salty characters are tempered by a lingering, almost ephemeral sweetness that gives a deep rye bread type of note when they combine. It's good stuff.

Taste is quite similar. Again, there's not a huge sweetness or body to it, and here the coffee characters are much more pronounced—but there's a filling quality to these two things together. Mild roasty grain on the back is very smooth, and the lingering coffee notes caress the back palate while providing a slight punctuation of pepper. Finish is long, but lacking bitterness, so it's never harsh. Very nice.

Feel is slightly light, but it's not too bad, and it probably aids the drinkability somewhat.

Overall, this is a pretty cracking drop of beer, plenty of character that stays pleasantly balanced and coherent. The flavours are good, but it's how they're placed together that makes it as approachable and drinkable as it is. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 03:10:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Mexico

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California

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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.