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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gruberm (329) - - NOV 10, 2013
Coffee and Carmel notes. Wish there was more creaminess to the porter as it's finishes slightly harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3968) - 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.

4.5
   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! :)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9664) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Good coffee aroma. On tap at cottonwood. Very dark brown. Good tasting coffee beer m

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (324) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (213) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (323) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Namespayne (64) - - DEC 2, 2014
12 oz bottle in pint glass. No head. Pitch black, nothing happening much on the nose. Kinda like a toned town sweet stout with subtle notes of coffee and dark malts. Somewhat tasty... but I'm looking for a bit more complexity. Sour and bitter finish that seems not in the beer but rather that the carbonation is not right. Just short of the mark. Not quite sessionable but not really worth it to just drink one either if there are other available options. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerseyjohn71 (264) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, toast, resin, grass, herbs, leather, earthy, dough, alcohol, licorice, raisin, woody, vanilla, soy sauce, red, brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voodoo (444) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown with almost no head, a bit of carapils could help as it looks a bit tired before I start......aroma of chocolate and overwhelming coffee, with a hint of smoke......taste is much like the aroma a smoked coffee with a hint of chocolate fading into a slightly bitter ending with a medium mouthfeel.


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