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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (632) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
12oz bottle; very glad theyve started bottling this one. Black, pretty opaque, really, with a tan head that unfortunately doesnt 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 its 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 dont mind more coffee in my beer than this has, but its nicely balanced and has enough to be quite tasty. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (8487) - 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10882) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 Nice. Pretty dark pour. Coffee taste could have been stronger and played a larger role in my opinion.3.6
RE-RATE 2/9/10 Very dark pour with reddish tints through the light. Quite a light smell. Some dark malts but not much to impact upon. Mouthfeel is smooth and coating. Taste has some biting chocolate with a medicinal aftertaste. Pepperminty in the wrong kind of way.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Black with a lovely tan head. Smell is exactly what I would expect from porter with definite coffee overtones. Taste is pleasant with some bitterness from the malts. Brussels lace is evident and the beer a more quality look.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
On tap. Pours with a thick, foamy, khaki colored head and a very deep, near black body. Good lace. Aroma of coffee grounds, vanilla and a touch of spice. Taste is clean roast and a bit of vanilla with a few lingering banana esters. Longish duration. Syrupy consistency, full bodied with light carbonation. Good Texas porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2009
on tap, obsidian pour with medium foam head, aroma of chocolate and coffee, flavor of coffee, malt and some cocoa, nice even finish


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