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RATINGS: 252   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10522) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
On draught at Flying Saucer. Has a very dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is a strong coffee and malts. Very easy to drink with not too much of a coffee taste and a smooth finish. Real Ale does it again with another good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Another wonderful Real Ale beer tasted during my Austin visit. On draught. Small head on deep brown liquid. Smooth & creamy. Slightly sweet, with strong & rich coffee overtones. Balanced hop ending. Definitely worth drinking!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 Black with a lovely tan head. Smell is exactly what I would expect from porter with definte coffee overtones. Taste is pleasant with some bitterness from the malts. Brusells lace is evident and the beer a more quality look. Update 12/9/2009 cask rating from Gingerman in Plano. Much more coffee in the cask version like an early morning wake up call from an iced coffee. Smooth and good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
(Tap @ Alamo Drafthouse): Pours a dark brown/black color. Small head, off-white. Aroma of coffee, malts. Watery coffee taste, but not too strong. Good taslte, roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2007
This is a great one... wish it was year-round and more widely available in bottles (for aging). Great roasted coffee malt nose and flavor. Dry, malty, and dark... three of my favorite beer adjectives. On tap.

   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 (1093) - 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 (2587) - 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 (537) - 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.

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