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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bricks (640) - Delaware, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Smells of grass, hay, slightest bit of coffee. Don’t taste much coffee, if any. Underwhelming.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (219) - 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 (203) - 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 (113) - 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 (56) - - 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 (212) - 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 (357) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
darla70 (10) - - NOV 3, 2014
Dark brown with off white head a little bit of dark chocolate. Strong coffee hues with smokey hint. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (730) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
On tap. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with coffee and hints of chocolate. Taste is heavy roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hitit345 (22) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Porter. Sweet, toasty, medium roast coffee. Light/breakfast blend coffee color. Once again, med/breakfast blend taste. Firm carbonation. Good porter.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DearBeer2013 (79) - - SEP 28, 2014
Really good blend of coffee taste and beer. Good palleable taste. Not burnt coffee or dark chocolate.


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