Black Robusto

A Deep Dark Robust 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. 


  • ABV: 6.3%
  • IBUs: 35
  • Orig. Gravity: 15.9° plato


  • Yeast: California Ale 001
  • Malt:  Two Row, Brown/Coffee, Carafa Special 3, Chocolate, Caramel Extra Dark, Crystal 55
  • Hops: Warrior, Willamette


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  • A decadent Brownie
  • Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Silver – 2015- LA International Beer Competition – Robust Porter
  • 2nd Place – 2014 California State Fair – Robust Porter
  • Silver – 2013 Great American Beer Festival – Robust Porter
  • Gold – 2013 San Diego International Commercial Beer Competition -Robust Porter
  • Bronze – 2013 California State Fair – Robust Porter
  • Bronze – 2013 LA International Beer Competition – Robust Porter


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.