Black Robusto Porter

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 and slight roast from Crystal and Chocolate malt. A touch of spicy, herbal hop character from Willamette hops balances out the finish. Enjoy a pint with dark, lingering satisfaction. Available Year Round.

The Black Robusto Story:

Drake’s Black Robusto Porter is a Robust Porter kicked up to Drake’s standards. Dark and brooding with a little heft in the body and the alcohol content, this is the type of beer necessary to tackle the chill of the fog when it rolls into the East Bay. As is our style at Drake’s, the Black Robusto still finishes relatively dry with hints of bittersweet chocolate and coffee lasting into the finish.


  • Malt: American 2-Row Barley, Simpsons Brown/Coffee Malt, Weyermann Carafa Special 3, Simpsons Chocolate, Simpsons Caramel Extra Dark, Patagonia Crystal 55
  • Hops: Bittering – Warrior; Whirlpool – Willamette
  • Yeast: White Labs 001
  • Original Gravity: 15.9 degrees Plato
  • Alc/Vol: 6.3%
  • IBUs: 35


  • 2015- Silver, Robust Porter, Los Angeles International Beer Competition
  • 2014- 2nd Place, Robust Porter, California State Fair Commercial Craft Brew Competition
  • 2013- Silver, Robust Porter, Great American Beer Festival
  • 2013- Gold, Robust Porter, San Diego International Commercial Beer Competition.
  • 2013- Bronze, Robust Porter, California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition
  • 2013- Bronze, Robust Porter, Los Angeles International Beer Competition
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