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RATINGS: 235   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wordsworth (132) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Coffee and molasses nose that tastes almost exactly as it smells. Pure black with a thin creamy head and good lacing.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Aromas of an gourmet cafe with toasty malts, chocolate and coffee, Near black tinges of amber red when held to light and a tan head. Taste is quite bold and just as it sounds a deep rich coffee and porter with good body. Overall this is rather fantastic and would pair well with smoked... anything as well as rich desserts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle:   Deep caramel, not as dark as I would have thought.   Moderate tannish head, spotty lacing.   Soft roasty nose, even softer coffee.   Not a real big example.   Similar tongue, very pale dark pitted fruit.   I am drinking this one week after best by date.   Seems to have a very slight tart lactose aspect.   Still respectable.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A bit more creamy as it warms, on the finish.   Soft Porter, soft coffee, decent for what it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1937) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2012
021112. Tap at woodrows houston texas. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma chocolate, burn malts, coffee. Smooth burnt malty taste. Very nice full body. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s 16th Oct 2012
Dark ruby brown, thin tan head around glass
Aroma - dark chocolatey malts, very soft coffee, mocha coffee
Taste - soft coffee, dark caramel malts, soft chocolate, less flavour than I was expecting, but its OK
Palate - medium carb, thinnish body.
Overall - Fairly good coffee porter, found it a bit too mellow though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dry chocoollate roast ... sweet creamy toffee malts ... quite thin ... soft mellow roast ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s. Slight dark reddish brown, thin head. Lightest coffee, soft creamy malt, light chocolate nose. Bittersweet roast malts, dark chocolate, sweet coffee, soft bitter malt finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s. Very dark brown with tan head. Aroma is more chocolatey than coffee. Taste has some cold coffee and a little chocolate. A tad thin witha fairly clean finish. Not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
AGED FOR 2 YEARS. Found a 6 pack in my cooler from 2 years ago. Dark amber with no head but visible carbonation. Muted nose but slight soy dry maple. Very clean coffee and dry toffee with a mellow and long roasty toasty finish. Very fun. Hops are gone but malts are wonderfully complex. Nice surprise. ---That dog will hunt!

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