Black Robusto Porter | Drake's Brewing Co.

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3.98/5
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Black Robusto PorterBlack 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:
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.

25 IBU

Added by xhcadamx on 02-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,700
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
231
pDev:
8.79%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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12
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown color with tan head. Aroma has toasted malt, grains and bread crust. Taste is a bit sweet, nutty, grainy and bready. Medium minus body with medium carbonation. Not too complex, quite boring but well made.

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Photo of dctarga
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coryhk
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lilalibby
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goopy
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Ed
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ass SRM even for a porter. Even a black robusto porter. Solid 2/3" tan head. Aroma of fucking roast, how shocking.

Taste, tons of roasted two row, black patent malt, lesser chocolate malt. Well hopped with some PacNW hops. IBU is in the 60+ range I would guess. Nothing fancy, no adjuncts, just a heavily roasted, highly hopped porter in an inconvenient and excessively priced per oz beer, even if less than your average bomber. Coffee from the malt is old diner like coffee. Well carbonated.

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Photo of gefinley
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatthehull
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine hybrid glass from a 22oz bottle

A - Opaque deep chestnut brown/black, with two finger deep tan head and some sticky lacing

S - Sweet coffee, acidic coffee, caramelized sugar. booze, soil, lots of slight green and deep brown earth, corn sugar, baking yeast, baking spices, vanilla, milk chocolate, slight wood and coffee mate creamers

T - sweet/toasted/roasted/black malts grains (deep and awesome), sugar, slight booze, acidic coffee, dark chocolate, dry, vanilla, burnt oak, dead earth, slight pine, very bitter at the tail end (in a good way)

M - medium plus body, nice balance, nice complexity, medium plus acidity, medium carbonation and a "light" porter from start to finish

D/O - Refreshing, clean, easy to drink, very acidic (like a nice cup of coffee) and just rich enough to be awesome. Pretty simple but still awesome. Something to drink, age and share with friends.

Final thoughts - Not sure of the price, this was a gift. Guessing somewhere between $6-9 because Drake's is always awesome and cost effective. The 6.3% ABV is low but perfect for a porter.

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Photo of beerbart
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tfrog3030
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
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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4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was pretty solid. It was super roasty like a good porter should be, but the mouthfeel was super thin. I expected it to be thin, but this was almost watery.

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Photo of spycow
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 231 ratings