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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.

kevinator's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Nice variance on a porter. Coffee aroma is definitely present with the roasted malts. Also a hint of sweetness. Cool dark coffee color with medium and sustainable head. Creamy palate. Roasted flavors with lingering malt essence. Less sweet than suspected but coffee is there and lingers as well. Another good offering from Real Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wrlangin (169) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
12 oz bottle from HEB in Houston. Pours dark brown. Coffee flavor is present, but overly strong. A good effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Dark brown with a light tan head. Coffee and chocolate are mild but well balanced. This is a good drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3611) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle shared with Erica during football game. A dark body with a tan head and a medium amount of lacing. The aroma is mainly strong coffee with toasted malt and a small amount of chocolate and hops. The flavor is strong with coffee and malt with a bit of a sweet aftertaste and light mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (959) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Smells of slight coffee and roast. Tastes like mild coffee with cream along with some notes that are almost like a lager and a slight bit of roast. Medium carbonation and medium body with some foam. Nothing great but itís a solid brew and I give it credit for not tasting like bitter coffee grounds like a lot of coffee beers do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle: Poured a burgundy edged brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is toffee malts, nutty, and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
texrx (40) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pour: dark brown w/ a very small tan head. Smell: malt, espresso, chocolate, very mild earthy hops & alcohol. Taste: malt, espresso, light chocolate, dark bread w/ a slightly herbal bitterness. Full bodied but not heavy and itís easy 2 drink. Very nice! :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Good coffee aroma. On tap at cottonwood. Very dark brown. Good tasting coffee beer m

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (574) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Dark brown with a little tan head. Subtle aroma, a little chocolate and toffee. Coffee is more apparent in the taste and finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft pint at holiday christmas party. Pours dark black with little head. Aroma of sweet coffee. Smooth coffee and dark roasty taste. Not very bitter or astringent with the coffee flavor which can be predominant in coffee beers. Clean rich mouthfeel with no sticky residue and no bitter coffee aftertaste. This stuff is legit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (530) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Poured from cask into pintish glass. Aroma is surprisingly sweet. Mouthfeel is cask like with really gentle carbonation and moderately thick.... almost oily. Taste is very sweet and malty, a little roasted. Very enjoyable if simple.

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