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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.

   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 it’s easy 2 drink. Very nice! :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1441) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 What a great beer...I actually elected to have a second pint of this stuff instead of trying a new beer to throw onto this site. Looked gorgeous....very dark with a brown head. The aroma had coffee and cocoa...the taste followed suit, but I loved the way it all came together in the end....a cocoa powdery mouthfeel along with more coffee and hops....rather unique, very good! RERATE: This is my favorite beer of '03 so far....it tastes like those authentic chocolate covered coffee beans you get in latin america.....an excellent beer brewed in the hills of central Texas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Had on draft at the Gingerman in lovely Austin,TX ..Has a very nice Caffien addicts coffee mouthfeel, good burnt roasty flavours..very pleasing bittreness, oh god the delicous bitters!!! Sweet coffee molasses smell..balck with a dark dark red tint..nice head, Ever present like a soldier on duty...low lacing that is like an uncle....yes, this is a fine fine brew that I really wish i could get all the time!!! hail real ale!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1179) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2010
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 Pours a rich dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is strongly of coffee, as expected, with nice malty undertones. Tastes almost just like coffee with a nice alcohol kick and mild hoppiness. The fresh spring water can be tasted as well. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture that is a little bit thick. There is not very much carbonation, but enough for the brew to be alive. Real Ale Coffee Porter finishes smooth, rich, creamy, a little sweet and a little dry. I’m so glad I found this.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wobbles1 (9) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14942) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Darkish brown pour with tan head. Strong coffee notes. Coffee, caramel and roasted malts in the taste. Rated 10/18/09

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewlol (63) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DearBeer2013 (94) - - SEP 28, 2014
Really good blend of coffee taste and beer. Good palleable taste. Not burnt coffee or dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 Very attractive medium brown color with red highlights and a tan dissipating head. Aroma has earthy, roasty, smokey notes. Flavor is deeply roasty with light smokiness. Finish is dry. There is a light hop bitterness that adds balance to all of the malt. Enjoyable seasonal from Real Ale that improves as it warms. Re-Rate: Pours very dark brown with a lightly retained beige colored head and nice lacing. Big chocolate malt aroma. Really nic roasted coffee flavor; big chocolate as well. Very rich tounge coating palate. Yes!!

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