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Barrel Aged Shade Grown Coffee Poter - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Shade Grown Coffee Poter
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BA SCORE
87
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: armock on 03-07-2010)
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Reviews by JonathanL7890:
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JonathanL7890

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Ginger man in Austin. Poured into a shaker pint with a 1 finger head that dissipated fairly quickly. Appearance is thick black. Aroma is roast malt. Coffee chocolate some spicy hop presence. Small amount of fruityesters.
Taste is a nice rich chocolatey with some coffee notes. Some roast character lingers in the aftertaste but isn't astringent.
Mouthfeel is medium heavy with a pleasing aftertaste.
Overall this is a very delicious beer that I look forward to every year.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2010 00:54:37 | More by JonathanL7890
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-14-2013 03:00:38 | More by zonker17
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phishbone23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2013 14:01:09 | More by phishbone23
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TexAggie011

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-24-2012 20:21:36 | More by TexAggie011
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-19-2012 01:46:15 | More by BeerHunter76
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass and got a thick tan head(about two fingers thick) that quickly dissipates into a finger thick creamy covering. The body is dark with dark amber/maroon hues on the outer portions of the beer. I pick up some mild malts cream and slight fruity aromas come through. Its got a light mouth feel to it and is bitter throughout the tasting. The aftertaste is a bit bitter as well, this is an interesting beer that’s quite simple and taste good and goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 23:09:26 | More by vickersspitfire
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mhenson42

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-01-2011 11:37:28 | More by mhenson42
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jamescain

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to texasclimber for saving some to share with me.

Poured from a self-capped bottle that was transferred from I presume a growler and then poured into my sniffer.

Appearance: It pours dark and thick looking with no head, only large bubbles on the top that quickly fade.

Aroma: Huge amounts of bourbon and wood. This is the most oak I have ever smelled from a beer. It as like placing your head in a barrel and smelling. Vanilla, caramel, and molasses compliment the oaky aroma.

Taste: Pretty boozy! Bourbon dominate, with hints of vanilla and roasted grain.

Mouthfeel: I can't knock it for being under-carbonated, due to the way I was given this beer so take this part and the appearance with a grain of salt. Virtually no carbonation (due to the beer being transferred and the age in the bottle I assume), thick with a noticeable alcohol burn. There are also some tannins that I presume come from the barrel.

Overall: It would be nice to have some proper bottles of this beer and age them a bit to decrease the alcohol in the nose and perhaps the tannins. I enjoyed it and was glad that I got to try it since I couldn't make it to the anniversary party.

Serving type: growler

06-30-2011 15:41:31 | More by jamescain
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champ103

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque brown color. A one finger beige head forms, but recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: Lightly roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet vanilla lingers on.
T: Again, some lightly roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Slightly vinegary and sour. Very interesting.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Easy and smooth to drink. Something I can quaff with no problem.

This is interesting. I can't say that the barrels really add much, except a vanilla sweetness and a very light vinegar character. However, I would recommend this just for the uniqueness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2010 01:51:00 | More by champ103
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armock

New York

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a very dark brown coor with a thin tan head that fades to a ring

S - Lots of roasted malt with coffee and vanilla scents

T - Lots of coffee flavor with a nice vanilla touch without the extra alcohol of most barrels

M - This beer has a thinner body with medium carbonation to it

D - this is about as drinkable as you can get for a barrel aged beer great taste hats easy to drink if you find it on tap get it

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2010 23:56:19 | More by armock
Barrel Aged Shade Grown Coffee Poter from Real Ale Brewing Company
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