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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

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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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AaronOp

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-02-2014 07:01:30 | More by AaronOp
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Maurizio

California

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
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Willi_BW

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-20-2014 01:23:11 | More by Willi_BW
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hickmancase

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-13-2014 04:42:38 | More by hickmancase
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allstar255

California

4/5  rDev +1%

01-13-2014 04:29:44 | More by allstar255
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knchngchn

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-10-2014 02:24:09 | More by knchngchn
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TychoNDC

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-24-2013 07:01:15 | More by TychoNDC
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humulusphile

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-13-2013 07:24:53 | More by humulusphile
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nebuchadnezzer

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-11-2013 12:00:06 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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leprakhan

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-08-2013 08:42:30 | More by leprakhan
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willjschmidt

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-07-2013 21:38:01 | More by willjschmidt
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Dsimenson

California

4.08/5  rDev +3%

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.

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

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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

Australia

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

11-16-2013 03:10:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-15-2013 03:52:33 | More by crob3888
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lehueve

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-04-2013 19:11:34 | More by lehueve
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-28-2013 01:59:50 | More by ste5venla
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-26-2013 23:58:53 | More by Casey3236
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +1%

10-23-2013 01:41:35 | More by spark3148857
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od_sf

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-06-2013 01:21:05 | More by od_sf
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111213forlife

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-25-2013 03:17:43 | More by 111213forlife
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

09-22-2013 03:12:19 | More by Sammy
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-13-2013 05:20:24 | More by KimenTshom
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-28-2013 17:16:22 | More by GraduatedCashew
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-13-2013 21:29:13 | More by IRONRakkasan
Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.