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

BA SCORE
89
very good
226 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
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
45
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of tfrog3030
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 8BaconBits
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
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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Photo of MtOrion
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thumperskibum
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snakeayes11
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vikinggary28
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evan
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moarmare
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gelasin
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HPinSoCal
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
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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Photo of lanciloti
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
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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Photo of ronricorossi
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with frothy tan head, geat lacing. Smells of burnt chex cereal, hint of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of peaty malt, chex cereal, and slightly burnt coffee. Medium bodied and smooth. Tasty brew, if you like smoky even burnt tasting porters or stouts, you'll likely enjoy this one.

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Photo of Laurie0
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Drake's Black Robusto Porter from Drake's Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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