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RATINGS: 261   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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3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2659) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Nose of coffee and roast. Taste coffee, chocolate, just a hint of dark fruit. Slight bite from hops. Good length and moderate mouthfeel


4.1
brewperman (18) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Look forward to this every year. Perfect porter for the fall. Coffee up front but almost an equal amount of cocoa flavor is good balance. Mid-level alcohol is well hidden behind subtle flavors. Real Ale is quietly one of the best overall breweries in Texas, certainly a cut above Karbach, Deep Ellum, and St. Arnold’s.

3.9
BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 1/18/09. Tried this today at Opal Devines in Austin, A deep black body with a thin light tan cap that left fair lace. Aroma and flavors of coffee, roasted malts and nuts, a little sweet. A decent amount of alcohol that was well hidden. Overall a good porter that will drink again and would recommend

3.6
thorongil2 (3074) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2017
(Tap) clear, bright dark amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, then honey, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.5
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
12oz bottle from HEB. pours dark brown with minimal light passing through and a large frothy light brown head. Hazelnut, coffee, roasted nuts, low carbonation, light mouthfeel.

3.7
baraciisch (3234) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Dark brown in color... Coffee and nutty malts on nose... Flavor is rich nutty malts, coffee, well balanced coffee Porter... done well as usual from real ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Pershing (561) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Dark brown with a thin beige head. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma of bitter dark malt and coffee. Nice taste of coffee with medium bitterness from some of the dark malts. Finishes dry.

4.1
tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Pours a dark brown, almost black color. Nice tan head. Tastes and smells of dark roasted malt and coffee, with a hint of hops. This is a good go to beer when it’s out.

3.9
Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. Pour is black with a thin tan head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, dark roasted malts, and cocoa. Taste is cocoa, coffee, slight vanilla, chocolate, and roasted dark malts. Average thickness and slightly creamy.

3.4
ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2016
November 2, 2016 - bottle from TW. Dark brown pour with some head. Aroma was coffee and hops. Taste was watery, bitter and some coffee comes in towards the end.

3.4
wrlangin (224) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
12 oz bottle from HEB in Houston. Pours dark brown. Coffee flavor is present, but overly strong. A good effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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