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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Sampled on draft, The Ginger Man, Dallas. Pours opaque brown much lacing and an adequate, tan head. Coffee dominates both the flavor and aroma. The flavor also has a bit of cocoa. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Balanced, smooth and easy to drink. Too much coffee for me, but still a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Had on draft at the Gingerman in lovely Austin,TX ..Has a very nice Caffien addicts coffee mouthfeel, good burnt roasty flavours..very pleasing bittreness, oh god the delicous bitters!!! Sweet coffee molasses smell..balck with a dark dark red tint..nice head, Ever present like a soldier on duty...low lacing that is like an uncle....yes, this is a fine fine brew that I really wish i could get all the time!!! hail real ale!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Deep dark coal black. Khaki head. Smell is immense;y complex. Not just roasted crap and alcohol. Astringent coffee, blue cheese, coal, roasted chiles and charcoaly bitterness. Flavors are flat and simply roasted. Exceedingly malty, exceedingly roasted bitter, mocha smooth. Creamy beer. G-rat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin. Coffee is evident in aroma and taste. Has pleasing bitterness and smokiness as well. Had a pleasant medium mouthfeel. Coffee aint really my thing, but I could see coffee drinkers enjoying this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
Not as assertive as I would have liked from the style. Lacked a real coffee punch in my opinion- but I will forever judge coffee beers against the great RedHook Double Black Stout (RIP).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Deep ruby black, impressive head. Clean coffee/chickory flavor, not too acid, some toasted nut flavor. Session weight. Pleasant roasty aftertaste in the arch of the moucth. Cold water, patent malt aroma. A crowd pleaser, but it’s not terribly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (851) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 I think I just swallowed a can of Folgers. This one would’ve been better if there were more flavors other than just coffee. Maybe some more smoky roastiness and a bit more creamier palate too? But that’s just being nitpicky. Still this one is really tasty. Love it each year when it finally appearson the wall. I’d be curious to know what the ABV is on this one???????

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Draught. Almost no nose. Rich smooth coffee taste. Roasted barley, roasted malts, and toffee flavors come through. A little thin overall, but the toffee/coffee is well represented. Medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2004
This is my kind of coffee. Strong malt and dark roasted flavor explode into one kick butt beverage. Yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Dark, dark brown with a thin off white head. Strong coffee aroma with some toffee also. Light bodied for a porter with well balanced bitterness. Roasted flavor with the coffee and a bit of acrid burntness. Good.

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