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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.

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thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
( 12oz bottle with a drink before date of 12/29/09) pours black with nice creamy tan head. Lets red light through. Nose of black coffee and roasted malt. Taste is metallic, lightly creamed coffee, and molasses. Finishes with a nice creamy palette that gives way to unsweetened coffee and some metallic flavors. If it was a little sweeter, thicker and had the metallic component removes this could be world class. Solid backbone here.

mmmbeer (1433) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a solid blackened brown color, low to no carbonation, one finger tan head formed and laced to some degree. Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of hardwood. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt has a very slight note of sweetness, coffee is easy to spot and is welcoming, middle holds up fine, finish is lingering, but slowly drifts away. Getting another 6’er for when it gets really cold (40 degrees... yeah, I’ll be laughing).

angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Very dark brownish red pour. Small beige head. Aroma is coffee, fudgy, dark fruits. Flavor is light coffee. Falls somewhat flat. Rerate. On tap at the Gingerman Dallas. Pours a dark brown ruby color with a large brown head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, earth. Flavor is a pleasant bitterness, then some coffee and dark fruits. Great mouthfeel with nice carbonation

Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2009
bottle thanks to boomer0813 picked up at midway mart in denton, tx. poured a dark brown with a short lived beige/tan head. aroma was coffee and a little BBQ smoked wood aroma. flavor was coffee, dark fruits (plum and raisin), and a touch of alcohol. body was about medium feel.

gringo332 (649) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Ok porter, needs a thicker palate and a little more bitterness. Would probably prefer it on tap.

Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2009
A dark brown to black beer with little to no head. The aroma is some coffee roastiness. The taste is a nice coffee porter, with not an overpowering coffee taste but enough to be a coffee beer. I like it

jumpjet2k (330) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
12oz bottle; very glad they’ve started bottling this one. Black, pretty opaque, really, with a tan head that unfortunately doesn’t last particularly long - I think the coffee has something to do with that. Definitely some dark coffee/espresso and some sweet/roasty malt on the aroma. As this one warms up a bit, some more of the coffee comes out, though it’s still not the dominant flavor. The malt is pleasantly smooth and has enough going on to stand up pretty well to the coffee and minimal hops. I certainly don’t mind more coffee in my beer than this has, but it’s nicely balanced and has enough to be quite tasty. Good brew.

Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: APR 1, 2010 Dark pour with a nice aroma. Good flavors and spices, coffee probably being the best of them.

drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 I think I had this on tap with Cavie while in Texas. Decent flavors for the style, but not nearrrrly enough coffee flavor. Lame.
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3/25/11. Bottle courtesy Dustin. Not quite opaque black with a huge brown head that cuts in half. Somewhat plain grainy aroma with a hint of chocolate. Disappointing flavor as well with chocolate and a bit of coffee, but there should be way more. Other than that, not bad.
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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: Coffee Porter
Date: February 15, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Gingerman, Houston
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dark chocolate and espresso aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of espresso without being over the top

Name: Coffee Porter
Date: February 19, 2009
Mode: cask
Source: flying saucer houston
Score: 3.8
Aroma: richer espresso aroma, a touch of sweetness coming through to enrichen the chocolate
Flavor: lots of rich chocolate flavor, nice espresso provides a good complement to the chocolate, mostly dry with just enough sweetness to keep it balanced

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

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