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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Drake’s Black Robusto Porter is a deep, dark “Robust Porter,” a beer style known for being darker, fuller-bodied, and higher in alcohol by volume than a standard Brown Porter. Our Black Robusto goes down smoothly with flavors of bittersweet chocolate an slight roast from Crystal and Chocolate malt. A touch of spicy, herbal hop character from Willamette hops balance out the finish. Enjoy a pint with dark, lingering satisfaction.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2571) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Black in color with a brown head. A hearty aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. This beer has a nice body, feels rich and leaves a long aftertaste of malts and chocolate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5216) - Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2015
On tap at 21A
Black with a medium sized tan head, lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, dark roast coffee and ashy
Nice and smooth

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1070) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
~Rich chocolaty espresso aroma, dark and milk chocolate, bready and biscuity. Like a fresh baked bread smothered in chocolate and dipped in coffee. ~Pours black with frothy lasting brown head. ~Cold pressed coffee flavor, smooth yet slightly bitter acridness, dark chocolate and bread. ~Medium full bodied, with low CO2, smooth and soft on palette. Lingering bitter coffee finish. ~Damn good beer. Enjoyable and interesting. Very smooth and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle: Costco - San Leandro: Black with a nice frothy tan head that sticks around for about 15 minutes. Malty bitter sweet choco aroma for sure just as advertised. GREAT flavor with a fruity tang at the end of the flavor. Smooth feel and super easy to drink. Another phenomenal brew from Drakes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big roast, molasses, caramel, liquorice. Flavour is very roasty with big liquorice and some roasty malt. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Aroma is dark cocoa powder, roasted malts. Taste is dark cocoa, some smoke, ashy, dry woody earth. Not too rich or roasty. Reminded me of a sessionable Dry Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spittle8 (120) - - OCT 30, 2014
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Black body, moderate airy head. Well-rounded porter. A complex beer that isn’t overpowering. Would make a solid session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2726) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle in San Jose. Pours black with a medium brown head and great lacing. Aroma is dominated by coffee and coco, with some burned notes from the roasted malts. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, light coffee bitter, with burned notes. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Dark brown black pour with brown foamy head from a 22oz bottle at home. Roasty, nutty, malty and burnt leaves aroma. Taste is basically the same with chocolate and cocoa added and a touch of coffee. Very smooth and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (759) - USA - SEP 19, 2014
Black, tan head. Baker’s chocolate, dark bread, clean roastiness. finishes with a grainy dryness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
This was really, really good. Chocolate, espresso and roasted with a nice bit of hops.


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