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RATINGS: 233   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (716) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
[Bottle] Deep, dark brown pour with a dense beige colored head. Abundant roasted coffee aroma with lighter hints of vanilla. Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and light wood ash in the taste. Nice roasty and mildly acrid finish. Average palate. Pretty good! Tasting notes from 2012.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewlol (62) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Real ale has become one of my favorite brewers. This one was very strong, and had a strong coffee flavor with chocolate caramel. I love my porters so I can’t really say anything bad about it lol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wobbles1 (8) - Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
Very nice and mild coffee note. Some Carmel notes on the finish. Very smooth could be a sessionable choice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A delicious and tasty porter courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Aroma was big and coffee. Strong coffee bean with not much else. Blindfolded I would’ve guess I was smelling cold coffee. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thing off white film for a head. Taste was just as the name suggests. Bold coffee flavors mixed with a roasted malt backbone. Nice carbonation and very full flavored for a beer under 6%

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
The Ginger Man, Houston tap: Pours near black with a brownish head. Aroma is chocolate and plenty of coffee, though I was not too impressed by the particular type of coffee. The beer itself was a little sweet, with some light chocolate notes mixed all up in there. Additionally, the body was relatively light.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Dark brown colored pour. Big tan head that falls quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. A biting acrid aroma with some buried notes of chocolate and coffee way underneath. Sour carbonic bite. Some sugary molasses and a slight bit of chocolate. Tart finish mixed with a sugar syrup feel. Dry, yet overly sweet. Not that good, sadly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3173) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 3, 2014
Black bodied, small light Biscuity, oats, simple classic American hops but mostly a really typical Dutch trekdrop (licorice) aroma. Salty almost. Any way, smooth malty base, certainly full enough for the abv. Nice brew. (On tap at The Liberty Tavern Austin)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xBEERxNOLA (54) - - JAN 1, 2014
Appearance - black no head Aroma - slight coffee. Not as much as you would think being labeled a coffee beer Mouth - medium silky. Surprisingly silky. Taste - very plain. Not much there. Just straight up traditional porter. Overall - solid but not special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Best by 01FEB12 A: pours brownish black with under a finger of off-white foam which falls quickly to a central cap and rim. Dark. No lace. S: smells like coffee (not as strongly as I would have thought), and like a dry porter. Some toasted malts, some soil, a little nuttiness. T: The coffee takes second seat on this beer. The porter is very nutty, almost a burnt cashew tone with some vegetal tones. the coffee comes back around, but in a sweet sense. Finish is a little gauzy. Has a nice creamy taste to it as well. M: Medium bodied with lower carb. Gives it a full bodied feel without feeling heavy or burdensome. Semi dry finish. O: Pretty good, as a coffee porter, I would suggest, but as a porter, I would offer as a decent example. Serving type: bottle 12-09-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustPlainLogan (51) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours a pitch black with a thin tan head. The aroma is mostly dark chocolate and coffee with a hint of malt. Flavor is coffee and caramel, equal parts bitter and sweet. The palate is a little thin for a porter, but it’s what you’d expect from a Texas beer. Overall, not too shabby.


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