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

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3.99/5
Very Good
229 Ratings
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:
#4,928
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
229
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
46
Trade:
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Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 47
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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours black with a firm light tan head, good lacing all around.

S: Notes of roast, burnt sugar, coffee, fruit, moderate intensity.

T: Strong roasted malt notes, dark chocolate, cherry. Real good flavours in this porter.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, lightly chalky, very drinkable.

D: A real good porter here from Drake's. A classic session pint, simple good flavours.

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Photo of Geoffq
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gshak
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2 month old bottle, 03/16.
A - Pour yields a fantastic 3 fingers' width of off-white head that dissipates into a thin ring.
S - Milk chocolate, roast, tobacco, smoke, 20-day old roasted coffee beans (wtf!?), roasted grains and some ash thrown into the mix.
T - Starts slightly sweet, yielding toffee, roasted malt, slight chocolate. The bitterness gradually builds up, the finish is all coffee and earthy bitterness. Quite a hoppy finish.
M - Medium mouthfeel.
O - A good brew fresh, and will likely get better with age. I would like to try this after it's spent a year or so in the cellar.

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4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Celtics17
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up several beers from Drake's on a February trip to Bay Area. Finally getting around to trying the first. A bomber of their black robusto.

A-Poured into a pint glass this beer sparks off into a couple fingers of a dark tan bubbly, lively head with little staying power and little glass lacing. Dark brown in color with lots of tan floaters.

S-Definitely porter-ish...roasted dark malts with a definite bittersweet cocoa edge. I like that it doesn't smell burnt but slightly sweet instead.

T-Starts off with a rich deeply roasted malt that starts chocolately and ends in a flavor remniscent of medium roast coffee. Dry finish with just a bit of sweetness. Fairly low bitterness.

M-The first thing that jumps out at me about this beer is it's soft mouthfeel, low in astringency and harshness-a very nice quality in a porter. Moderate carbonation. A quick finish for a porter. The alcohol is completely hidden.

O-An easy drinking porter with nice dark roasted character. Worth drinking.

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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to glass mug. Colour is almost black with a tan head. Plenty of lacing. Smell hits you with coffee and chocolate aromas. Tastes malty with the coffee flavour hitting hard with just a slight hop backtaste. Great beer. Prost!

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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Very nice dark brown tasty looking beer. Beautiful foamy dark tan 1" plus thick head with exceptional staying power and a very long lasting good looking lace.

S: Aroma feels a bit light. Roasted coffee dominates the nose, which is a good match for the flavor.

T: Very tasty. Coffee seems to come out on top. However, not a bad balance balance between coffee and chocolate flavors.

F: Medium body. Carbonation level feels just right. Alcohol hides nicely in the flavor.

O: One of my favorite porters so far. Goes down very easy. Very smooth. Highly recommended.

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4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured with a large, frothy, long lasting, brown head that settles very slowly, some lace, and an opaque black brown color. Aroma is fairly basic - roast, cocoa, coffee, dark malt. Flavor's like nose, but malt comes out more with carbonic tang in the front with a very smooth palate to make this such an easy drinking beer. Just a few off notes in the finish. But what the hell. Good schtuff Maynard.

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4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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