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RATINGS: 247   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 10/12/07 tap. Burning coffee bean aroma. Black color with nice lacing. Not too heavy or too watery, Perfectly smooth. It leaves this rich, yet very clean taste in the mouth. Flavor is developed but not too overdone as to where you can’t drink more than a couple sips. I highly recommend it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Flying Saucer Htown. Dark black pour with nice tan head. Roasted coffee, dark choclate nose. Taste is medium bodied with notes of roasted beans, chocolate, and a roasted finish. Nice lingering flavor. Better on tap than in bottle. Bottle rating 6/4/6/3/14=3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Draught at Saucer in Houston. Pours a very dark, black color with a half-inch tan head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee. Taste is very much coffee w/ some chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a some carbonation. Good coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2565) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12072) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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