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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2007
This was just what I wanted it to be. Had on tap at the draught house.
Pours a rich opaque black with a small tan head. Smell is beautiful. Perfectly roasted malt, mild but well roasted coffee beans, bittersweet to dark chocolately goodness. Smooth in the mouth, and carbonated nicely to cut into the slightly thick mouthfeel and a deliciously roasted coffee/ chocolate/ caramel bittersweet rich flavor about it. A touch on the sweeter side of porters which I like, but not cloying at all. Bottle this stuff already, so I can share the love!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Pours a dark dark brown into the glass with minimal head. Aroma is rich and full of chocolaty coffee notes. I was surprised at how minimal the coffee flavor is in the taste. Didn’t seem too much different from any other porter in the coffee taste. That being said, I loved it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
Black color with tan head. Aroma is espresso, chocolate, caramel, and light smoke. Taste is pretty cold coffee oriented, with milk chocolate, nice hop content in the background. Good Porter for sure.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Draught @ Opal Divines. Deep brown, almost black. Smells like coffee, tastes like black coffee, with a side of dark chocolate. Lighter than the appearance suggests; pretty thin. Not bad--I drank one and that was enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Draught, Flying Saucer - Addison) Pours a black body with a small khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and light roastiness. Flavor of chocolate, hops, and roasted malt with light bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Great coffee flavour. Attack is present, but weaker than I would like. Some subtle roasty chocolate notes. Sloppy in the mouth. Another local i am proud of.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Tap at Ginger Man Houston. Dark brown pour. Smells of coffee. Light body, watery mouthfeel. Light coffee flavor, not very distinguished. Somewhat bland beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2007
On tap @ the Fort Worth Gingerman. Coal black pour with a scant tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Nose is – surprise – Coffee, and a lot of it. Also a bit of dank musty earthiness under the coffee. Lighter mouthfeel than expected. Flavor is dominated by coffee, but does have some chocolate. Nice coffee bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Draft @ Opal’s - Deep brownish crimson, thin creamy tan head. Mellow nose of roasted coffee and toast, with faint undertones of currants. Similar flavors throughout with a light tangy hop bite in the end. Light bodied and thin, fizzy carbonation, soft roasty finish. Drinkable, but nothing earth shattering...

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
Dark color. Rich malty aroma. Taste of chocholate, malt and hops. Finishes with a hint of coffee but not to much.


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