Drakes Black Robusto
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2590) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1111) - California, USA - APR 16, 2015
22oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of frothy beige head. Roasted malt and coffee. Nicely balanced. Medium hop bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2419) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigericsports (27) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bomber, poured into a pint glass. Black with a medium brown head and great lacing. Aroma is dominated by coffee and chocolate, with some burned notes from the roasted malts. Has a nice finish to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
bottle, didnt like this one. Pennies and plastic. Roasty and nothing else. Completely missed the ball on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (970) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bomber purchased at Distillers Outlet in Poway a little over two years ago ($4.99). Pours basic black with brown highlights, but the vigorous pour produces only a half finger of brown-beige foam. AROMA of quite dark chocolate, roasted malts, creamy vanilla, roasted nuts, and some dark coffee. FLAVOR has much the same as the nose with notes of chocolate-covered roasted nuts, burnt toast, espresso, ashy roasted malts, and vanilla. Finishes with lots of roasty and coffee bitterness and not much in the way of sweetness. Somewhat thin mouthfeel, but otherwise full of flavor and character. Not sure how much the two years of aging changed this, but today it is a really nice American porter. (92, 950)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (50) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Complex nose, roasty-treacley with a touch of sourness (in a pleasant way). Somewhat sweet with a roasty bite, but no harshness. Great full body, lasting moderately bitter finish. A wonderful beer. Great combination of malt and bitterness. A lot of flavor and body packed into a 6.3% beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5735) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1128) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1615) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4178) - 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.

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