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RATINGS: 260   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
LinusStick (3458) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A delicious and tasty porter courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Aroma was big and coffee. Strong coffee bean with not much else. Blindfolded I would’ve guess I was smelling cold coffee. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thing off white film for a head. Taste was just as the name suggests. Bold coffee flavors mixed with a roasted malt backbone. Nice carbonation and very full flavored for a beer under 6%

3.2
mansquito (6425) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
The Ginger Man, Houston tap: Pours near black with a brownish head. Aroma is chocolate and plenty of coffee, though I was not too impressed by the particular type of coffee. The beer itself was a little sweet, with some light chocolate notes mixed all up in there. Additionally, the body was relatively light.

2.6
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Dark brown colored pour. Big tan head that falls quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. A biting acrid aroma with some buried notes of chocolate and coffee way underneath. Sour carbonic bite. Some sugary molasses and a slight bit of chocolate. Tart finish mixed with a sugar syrup feel. Dry, yet overly sweet. Not that good, sadly.

3.7
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2014
Black bodied, small light Biscuity, oats, simple classic American hops but mostly a really typical Dutch trekdrop (licorice) aroma. Salty almost. Any way, smooth malty base, certainly full enough for the abv. Nice brew. (On tap at The Liberty Tavern Austin)

3.2
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - JAN 1, 2014
Appearance - black no head Aroma - slight coffee. Not as much as you would think being labeled a coffee beer Mouth - medium silky. Surprisingly silky. Taste - very plain. Not much there. Just straight up traditional porter. Overall - solid but not special.

3.7
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Best by 01FEB12 A: pours brownish black with under a finger of off-white foam which falls quickly to a central cap and rim. Dark. No lace. S: smells like coffee (not as strongly as I would have thought), and like a dry porter. Some toasted malts, some soil, a little nuttiness. T: The coffee takes second seat on this beer. The porter is very nutty, almost a burnt cashew tone with some vegetal tones. the coffee comes back around, but in a sweet sense. Finish is a little gauzy. Has a nice creamy taste to it as well. M: Medium bodied with lower carb. Gives it a full bodied feel without feeling heavy or burdensome. Semi dry finish. O: Pretty good, as a coffee porter, I would suggest, but as a porter, I would offer as a decent example. Serving type: bottle 12-09-2011

3.5
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours a pitch black with a thin tan head. The aroma is mostly dark chocolate and coffee with a hint of malt. Flavor is coffee and caramel, equal parts bitter and sweet. The palate is a little thin for a porter, but it’s what you’d expect from a Texas beer. Overall, not too shabby.

3.5
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft. Black pour with some tan. Light roasted and coffee flavors. Aroma is light coffee and roasted malt notes.

4
Skyman1972 (14) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured from a bottle into my Big Hops sniffer. Dark ruby color with no head or lacing at all. Had an aroma of chocolate, coffee and nuts. No hop smell or anything else. Medium body with a rich, creamy texture. Great coffee taste which would make a great dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
gruberm (329) - - NOV 10, 2013
Coffee and Carmel notes. Wish there was more creaminess to the porter as it's finishes slightly harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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