travita (3018) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 Black with a lovely tan head. Smell is exactly what I would expect from porter with definte coffee overtones. Taste is pleasant with some bitterness from the malts. Brusells lace is evident and the beer a more quality look. Update 12/9/2009 cask rating from Gingerman in Plano. Much more coffee in the cask version like an early morning wake up call from an iced coffee. Smooth and good.
Imperial_Scout (117) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A little light for a porter and not what I’m used to for this . Not much body and taste kind of stale.
Phatdog1 (112) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle compliments of Crajun, sampled with friends last weekend and rated by notes taken. Aroma of sweet malt, watered down coffee and yeast. Appearance seems a bit light for the style. Sweet malty taste seemed to lack the coffee punch that I hoped for. I get more of a mocha/ chocolate flavor. Dry finish. Not at all bad, just had higher expectations.
JakeSparks (110) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had this for the first time at the austin gingerman. before they bottled this, this beer was amazing, now the bottles are just average
drsordr (206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose of coffee and roast. Taste coffee, chocolate, just a hint of dark fruit. Slight bite from hops. Good length and moderate mouthfeel
rxeight (424) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Best by 1.16.13 date. What the hell is this? Didnt taste like coffee. Just cheap malt.
Haslinger (722) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. nice dark pour with a beige head. Good sweet malty coffee taste with some chocolate in the aftertaste. An extremely drinkable porter. Way to go Texas. Would buy again
pushkinwow (1336) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Thin brown with a biege head. Roasted malts, coffee, bit of smoke, some herbs, caramel, toffee. Mild body / little thin, mild carbonation, malty chocolate sweet with a slight bite, becomes quite dry, some more cocoa, but of coffee grinds.
sjohnny (252) - - DEC 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasted malt, coffee, and slight yeast aroma. Dark brown with hints of ruby red. Medium tan head that dissipates quickly. Lighter bodied than expected. Coffee and dry roastiness. Not bad.
kevinator (315) - 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.
Wordsworth (81) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Coffee and molasses nose that tastes almost exactly as it smells. Pure black with a thin creamy head and good lacing.