Thursday, December 13, 2012

Drake's Brewing Company Black Robusto Porter

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Drake's Brewing Company Black Robusto Porter. 

From the Drake’s Brewing Company website: “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. - Available on draft and in 22oz bottles”.
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a deep black with a nice beige head and great lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, burnt sugar, chocolate and coffee.
Taste: Deep roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and subtle hop spice. Very tasty!
Overall: Creamy and smooth, Drake's Brewing Company’s Black Robusto Porter is incredibly drinkable at 6.3% ABV.  I put this high on my list of Porters.  Another beer well done!


Mark Harvey

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