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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
drinkdrakes.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

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.

Added by xhcadamx on 02-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,977
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
229
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
46
Trade:
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.89/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I think I've found a rival for black butte

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4.81/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought a bottle at the Costco in Fresno.
Tried it out of the bottle.

Very impressed. I bought it because it was one of the cheaper "craft brews" on display and I needed some more 22 oz bottles for my home brewing.

Nice chocolate flavor. I will try to clone it in my home brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Phenomenal - drink on a regular basis. Wish it was sold as a 4/6 pack

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4.69/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled Jan 5th 2015.

Thick and rich fistfull four finger controlled head. Creamy top and big capped with some minor pebbled bubbles for the head. Gorgeous dark mocha and cascades wonderfully on creation. Body color opaque, dark nearly black with red tones and hues on the edges with light inspection. Big and controlled, aggressive and real good looking.

Excellent porter aroma. Large hits of creamy coffee, vanilla, mild milk sensing chocolate, powdered cocoa. Extremely rich and thick smelling, with mild roast and big husky grain quality. Just about as good as a porter gets, but the roast is just a little buried by a hair if I want to nit pick.

It may not be mind boggling, but it sure is real impressive. Excellent mouth feel, just the right amount of thickness that coats like a milk chocolate shake. A hint of twinge on the back and a little bit of hop lime just barely it seems, but the rest is all rich and full like the nose suggests. Thick cocoa milk in the mid palate, with a thick chocolate and coffee rush and milkshake whipped up body. Tastes and feels like eating mocha whip cream in a way, with an interesting finish.

Great tasting memorable brew, haven't had such a great porter since Everett, loving this a lot.

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4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a dark black with some light foam. There’s a great roasty aroma undercut by a lightly handed smokey note. The flavor is well rounded with a roasty dark coffee characteristic and just a touch of the smoke. Another solid selection from Drakes.

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4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - The perfect color for a porter. Black with ruby brown highlights. Huge creamy puffy tan head. Lacing to die for.

S - Roasted malts, Roasty goodness (from my wife and her friend)

T - Lots of roasted malt with a perfect amount of bitterness from the hops. I think I detect a hint of C hops in the end - not sure.

M - this is where this beer is the true winner. Creamy smooth with the perfect medium body

D - I picked this keg up today from Drake's. My wife had been wanting a Porter for awhile and I had been wanting to get a Keg from Drake's - I am seriously impressed.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Good taste and creamy smooth

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip

A- Pours very black with brown hues. A one finger of a nice tan head. Good retention.

S- A super robust roasty beer. A lot of roasted malt and burnt caramel. A slight chocolate and espresso. Smells thick and bold.

T- A huge massive roasted quality to this beer. A slight burnt nuttyness to it. A big dark chocolate flavor. Burnt caramel and coffee. A very well balanced porter and extremely drinkable. A slight spicyness and a slight hop bitterness from the hops.

M- Thick, dark, very well balanced and drinkable. A lot of feel and nice carbonaiton.

O- Very impressed with this porter. It has the intense qualities I look for in a porter and fantastic balance and drink ability.

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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 229 ratings
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