kevinator (716) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[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.
andrewlol (62) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Wobbles1 (8) - Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and mild coffee note. Some Carmel notes on the finish. Very smooth could be a sessionable choice
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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%
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
erickok (3173) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
xBEERxNOLA (54) - - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
JustPlainLogan (51) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.