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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A rich, robust porter with a dry finish. Brewed with organic hops, malted barley, and Ruta Maya Shade Grown organic coffee beans from Chiapas, Mexico. Located on the town square near the Blanco River, Real Ale is a great destination for a day trip in the Hill Country. Start with a tour of the brewery and sample our fine libations. Take a dip in the refreshing spring-fed river. When hunger strikes, BBQ at the park or try the local fare. Blanco also offers antique shops and art galleries. Available all over Austin, and at various bars, restaurants, and grocers in the Hill Country, San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Houston. Be sure to ask for us by name at your favorite places. Thanks for your support. ABV: 5.6%, IBU: 40, OG(plato): 14

Now brewed with Katz coffee.

jimmie65's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Dark brown, almost black pour with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and malt, caramel. Lightly sweet and very light bitterness, well balanced. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, espresso. Finishes dry. Excellent beer, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3176) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle shared with Erica during football game. A dark body with a tan head and a medium amount of lacing. The aroma is mainly strong coffee with toasted malt and a small amount of chocolate and hops. The flavor is strong with coffee and malt with a bit of a sweet aftertaste and light mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Smells of slight coffee and roast. Tastes like mild coffee with cream along with some notes that are almost like a lager and a slight bit of roast. Medium carbonation and medium body with some foam. Nothing great but itís a solid brew and I give it credit for not tasting like bitter coffee grounds like a lot of coffee beers do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle: Poured a burgundy edged brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is toffee malts, nutty, and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
texrx (40) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pour: dark brown w/ a very small tan head. Smell: malt, espresso, chocolate, very mild earthy hops & alcohol. Taste: malt, espresso, light chocolate, dark bread w/ a slightly herbal bitterness. Full bodied but not heavy and itís easy 2 drink. Very nice! :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Good coffee aroma. On tap at cottonwood. Very dark brown. Good tasting coffee beer m

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (372) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Dark brown with a little tan head. Subtle aroma, a little chocolate and toffee. Coffee is more apparent in the taste and finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (218) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft pint at holiday christmas party. Pours dark black with little head. Aroma of sweet coffee. Smooth coffee and dark roasty taste. Not very bitter or astringent with the coffee flavor which can be predominant in coffee beers. Clean rich mouthfeel with no sticky residue and no bitter coffee aftertaste. This stuff is legit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (378) - USA - DEC 5, 2014
Poured from cask into pintish glass. Aroma is surprisingly sweet. Mouthfeel is cask like with really gentle carbonation and moderately thick.... almost oily. Taste is very sweet and malty, a little roasted. Very enjoyable if simple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Namespayne (64) - - DEC 2, 2014
12 oz bottle in pint glass. No head. Pitch black, nothing happening much on the nose. Kinda like a toned town sweet stout with subtle notes of coffee and dark malts. Somewhat tasty... but I'm looking for a bit more complexity. Sour and bitter finish that seems not in the beer but rather that the carbonation is not right. Just short of the mark. Not quite sessionable but not really worth it to just drink one either if there are other available options. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerseyjohn71 (281) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, toast, resin, grass, herbs, leather, earthy, dough, alcohol, licorice, raisin, woody, vanilla, soy sauce, red, brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,

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