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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Drakes 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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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy_Luke (1809) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Porter przywieziony prosto z USA. Bardzo ładny, ciemnobrązowy kolor i całkiem spora, beżowa, rwna piana. Aromat palonych słodw i czekolady. W smaku pełne, treściwe. Sporo czekolady, pralinek i trochę kawy. Bardzo gładkie, aksamitne. Smaczne piwo!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (3508) - GREECE - FEB 24, 2017
From tap at Drakes Dealership, Oakland. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate and coffee. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1816) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Pours black with a cappuccino colored head, very stable. Aroma is caramel, earth, tea, nuttiness. Not as much of a pop to it as I wanted... Nuts and coffee, a slight bittersweetness. Decent but nothing special here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1470) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown/dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. What a great beer and even more so for its abv. Starts rather sweet and ends with mellow, but still distinct, coffee. Simply love these flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (14080) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast coffee, chocolate, earth hop. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, nice bitter roast finish, good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (707) - - OCT 29, 2016
A little flat tasting. Not in terms of fizz, but in terms of flavour. Hint of coffee taste, but not huge amount. Not too bad.(K)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3390) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2016
650ml bottle shared at home. Hazy dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, brown sugar and spices. Nice porter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PugUglyBrewer (561) - - AUG 26, 2016
The only reason that holds me back from classifying this as the best porter I have had is because Founders makes the best porter. Period. Black Robusto measures up very closely. 22oz bottle poured into a large wine glass. The head is dense and creamy with a light brown/dark tan color. The look is solid black. The aroma is sweet caramel malt, chocolate and some floral notes. The flavor is semi sweet cocoa and velvety caramel malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (8020) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2016
22. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts. Nice roasty approachable nose; some coffee showing, some black bread crusts in the background. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Roasty, bread crusty, coffeeish mid palate with a mild roasty finish. Nice porter, worth repeats.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (469) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Very dark brown pour, dark tan head. Just lovely looking. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee tones. Creamy mouth feel with a nice blend of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Very, very nice.


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