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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


rmussman's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Big and bold. Love this porter. Pours a deep black with a lasting head. Nicely roasted body to this one.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (143) - California, USA - APR 23, 2016
A fine offering from Drakes Bought at the brewery Bottled 3/23. It is about a month old ...poured in a snifter Tan head over black body greets me Aroma is coffee, mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy akin to a Three Musketeers bar. Balanced roasted malts meet coffee linger on the palate. A good experience. Nothing lacking or compromised.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffbot (261) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Pour is a deep still black, tiny little head with tiny little lacing. Smell is nutty, chocolate, black coffee. Taste follows. Bitter coffee and sweet dark chocolate battle it out with chocolate eventually winning and leaving a sweetened palate

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (688) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
Pitch black, beautiful brownish head, bubbly. Smell is tiramisu - sweet coffee with cinnamon, caramel, biscuit, subtle and warm bitterness. Liquorice and chocolate. Taste is watery bitter, with subtle ash and nice fizz. Chocolate sticky oiliness with a bitter chewy finish. Leaves a fresh herby feel on the tongue. Beautiful balance - delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/1/16] Draught at Hop Grenade in Concord. Black with tan foam. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate. Bittersweet flavor, with roast, coffee, dark chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7802) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
On tap the the barrel house. Pitch black coloured pour with a lasting sticky mid tan head. Aroma is robust rich black roasted barley, charcoal. Dark choc. Flavour is composed of milky coffee, dark roast, slight ashy, rich. Palate is medium sweet frothy airy carbonation, slightly creamy. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1471) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours a black color with a robust dark malt aroma. Taste is roasted malt and dark roast coffee. A bitter malty aftertaste, with a lingering bittersweetness. An interesting semi sweet chocolate chip flavor in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2804) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Pours a jet, motor oil, black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of bitter roast, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste follows, medium body, solid porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (398) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle poured dark chocolate brown with a tan head and oily lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and lactose. Flavor is medium cocoa bitter with a slightly sweet finish. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2240) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Tap at mikkeller bar, san francisco. Black color, smooth tanned head. Aroma has lots of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Balanced roasty taste, chocolate, coffee, some hops at the end. Very nice porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltman53 (457) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Big stout masquerading as a porter with gobs of bittersweet chocolate and mocha coffee. Overall, a bruiser of a porter that could use a little more tight structure.


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