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

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Drake's Black Robusto PorterDrake's Black Robusto Porter

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

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

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.24/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.27/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.36/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown, with mild red tinge. Head is beige, large bubbles, ring around the rosies. Lacing is alright.

Smells decent. Roasty, with a touch of espresso, bit of booze and a touch of yeast putting me in mind of vegemite. Overall salted caramel malt notes as well. Nice.

Taste is fairly roasty, kind of light though, with some savoury wood notes. Touch of coffee, some boot polish and a touch of dried sage. Very portery, a bit savoury for my liking though, like there's a slight hollowness in the palate where more sweetness could poke through.

Feels light, not a lot of texture. Bit of presence very late.

Decent enough porter, but the roast is quite strong, and yet palate overall is quite light, so it kind of statistically works out without any individual part feeling or tasting great.

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3.4/5  rDev -14.6%

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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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3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Deep black, very convincing. Pale head

Mild smell, subtle hints of brown sugar sweetness that aren't present in the beer.

Taste is subtle, light, doesn't fit with the style or color. San Pellegrino more than porter. No off notes, at least.

Moderate mouthfeel. A bit more carbonation than I prefer, with larger bubbles.

Finish is very light.

From this bottle, this is really not a great beer, not even a good beer. Maybe an off bottle? So far off what others are getting...

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3.48/5  rDev -12.6%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Blue Palms for Drake's/Triple Rock Tap Takeover

A: The beer pours almost black in color with a finger of creamy tan head.

S: The nose is almost all roast and ash. Some notes of dark, bitter chocolate are also present, and some coffee and coffee grounds. Maybe a hint of licorice. Not terribly complex, but quite nice.

T: The flavor is fairly bitter from all of the intense roastiness. Quite a strong ash and char flavor with some dark chocolate and coffee. Somewhat astringent and slightly acidic as well.

M: Medium in body and carbonation.

O: I liked the nose on this quite a bit, but the flavor fell short and was just too heavy on the burnt flavors and bitterness.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 229 ratings
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