RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 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.

mcberko (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2017
On tap at Drake’s Barrel Room, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and some oaty heartiness. Flavour is very heart and robust, with lots of toasted malt, oats and lovely roasted barley. About everything I could want in a porter. Excellent.

simontomlinson (556) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Rocky beige head quickly left a cover on a still, dark brown body. Chocolate, spice, hints of coffee & bitter fruit aroma. Medium bodied, so smooth. Bitter dark fruits, dark chocolate, spice & dark fruit tastes. Excellent.

PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Emeryville, Ca - Target - 22 oz bomber. Sable black pour, mocha colored head, a bot of lacing. Aroma has some creosote, a bit of licorice, some topsoil. robust flavor, strong bittersweet baker’s chocolate notes, some black coffee, a hint of anise seed. Nice chalky grittiness to the mouthfeel, Rating #22 of my 2017 Northern California vacation.

andrepintado (3609) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown black. Head is thin to medium and brown. Taste is medium bitter. Aroma and flavour is molasses, coffee, chocolate, nutty. Super smooth and balanced.

katrinaez (2176) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Pours dark black with some tan head, deep roasty aroma with hints of smoke, full mouthfeel, taste full of malts and some smoke, bottle.

Hoppy_Luke (1985) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Porter przywieziony prosto z USA. Bardzo ładny, ciemnobrązowy kolor i całkiem spora, beżowa, równa piana. Aromat palonych słodów i czekolady. W smaku pełne, treściwe. Sporo czekolady, pralinek i trochę kawy. Bardzo gładkie, aksamitne. Smaczne piwo!

rouhlas (3736) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 24, 2017
From tap at Drake’s 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.

Andrew196 (1976) - 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.

MelvinKalksma (1682) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017

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

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

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

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.

djd07 (15341) - 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.

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